Browsing: Internet Solutions

News
DFA raises R1,2bn in new funding

Open-access fibre telecommunications specialist Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) said on Tuesday that it has raised more than R1,2bn in new debt funding, seemingly putting to rest speculation that it is for sale

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IS to deploy tech-agnostic IoT platform

Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions has announced plans to launch an Internet-of-things offering in partnership with Comsol. IS intends using Comsol’s low-power wide-area network technology

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MWeb sale to IS gets regulatory nod

The Competition Commission has recommended the approval of Internet Solutions’ (IS’s) acquisition of Internet service provider MWeb. IS said in December 2016 that it would get into the retail ISP game with its

Podcasts
Interview: Ronnie Apteker, magic maker

In this TechCentral podcast interview, Duncan McLeod chats to South African Internet pioneer, movie maker, investor and entrepreneur Ronnie Apteker about the (excellent) new South African film Beyond the River, which he helped produce. In a

Hilton Tarrant
Here’s why IS wants to buy DFA

Internet Solutions (IS) is, according to Bloomberg, in talks to buy Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) from Remgro, majority owner (51%) of DFA-parent Community Investment Ventures. The report last week suggested that the sellers want as much as

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IS ‘in talks’ to buy Dark Fibre Africa

Remgro is in talks to sell broadband provider Dark Fibre Africa to Internet Solutions (IS), according to three people familiar with the matter. Remgro, which owns 51,9% of the business, and investment partner

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IS in big Wi-Fi push in Africa

Dimension Data division Internet Solutions has announced it will work with Dublin-based Accuris Networks to introduce an Africa-wide Wi-Fi network to telecommunications carriers, Internet service

Opinion
ICT policy: don’t let the country down

Imagine the scenario where accessibility, affordability and quality – the three key pillars for a communications environment in South Africa – deliver the economic and social benefits that governments, researchers, industry bodies

Opinion
Time SA’s ICT sector embraced ‘openness’

One hundred and seventy-seven pages. That’s the length of the national integrated ICT policy white paper. On page 8, we are told that its “core philosophy” a move to “openness”: open access, open Internet and

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