Link Africa said on Wednesday that is has acquired additional nationwide fibre-optic network infrastructure from a “leading Internet service provider”. TechCentral has determined the seller is Internet Solutions.
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Dimension Data has sold its iconic office complex in northern Johannesburg, known as The Campus, to a consortium of black women investors, and announced a major employee share scheme.
Fibre Internet service provider Cool Ideas has spoken out about a wave of distributed denial-of-service attacks on its infrastructure that have intermittently crippled access for its customers.
MTN South Africa is launching a wholesale fixed-LTE offering to Internet service providers, with its own ISP, Supersonic, the first to bring a retail product to market on the back of the offering.
Cell C has moved to justify its decision to terminate its wholesale fixed-LTE offering, saying customers of the service made up just 0.5% of its base but were using 20% of its data network capacity.
Cell C has issued a formal notice to its wholesale partners, including Internet Solutions, stating that it will terminate wholesale fixed-LTE services, potentially leaving thousands of retail customers in the lurch.
Former State IT Agency boss Setumo Mohapi will take over as CEO of Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions with immediate effect, replacing long-serving CEO Saki Missaikos. The move comes amid a major management shake-up at Dimension Data MEA.
Dimension Data senior managers are approaching lenders and investors to raise cash for a possible deal for the group’s Africa and Middle East operations, which could be valued at about $800-million.