Browsing: John Holdsworth

AppChat founder John Holdsworth has fired back at Reunert and its subsidiary Nashua ECN, of which he is founder and former CEO, accusing the JSE-listed group of using a lawsuit against him and his new company as an attempt to “prevent fair competition

The legal battle between Reunert and John Holdsworth, and his new company AppChat, took a dramatic turn in the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday. The court ruled that AppChat and Holdsworth, who is the former CEO of Reunert subsidiary ECN Telecommunications (now Nashua ECN), may not hire current or “erstwhile”

JSE-listed electronics, engineering and telecommunications group Reunert is upset over an apparent exodus of employees from its subsidiary, voice communications specialist Nashua ECN, to John Holdsworth’s new start-up AppChat and is now considering legal action. TechCentral has learnt that Reunert is planning to put out

John Holdsworth, the businessman who took on the mobile operators over high wholesale call charges and won, has launched a new business that will take advantage of falling prices and faster mobile data networks. He hopes, in the process, to shake up the mobile

In this episode of TalkCentral, your podcast hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson chat about John Holdsworth’s new venture, AppChat, and how it could disrupt the mobile voice business in SA. Also this week, we look at MTN Group’s growing troubles in Iran and its local subsidiary’s demand

AppChat, the mobile voice specialist founded recently by former ECN Telecommunications CEO John Holdsworth, will launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) this year and is promising, in the process, to slash the cost of mobile calls in SA. Holdsworth isn’t saying yet which network operator AppChat is partnering

John Holdsworth is known for giving SA’s mobile operators a hard time. As former CEO of ECN Telecommunications (now Nashua ECN), he was the biggest proponent of and lobbyist for the lowering of the wholesale fees the operators charge each other to carry calls between their networks. But now Holdsworth has come

Former ECN Telecommunications CEO John Holdsworth will form a new company next year that he says will slash the cost of mobile telephony in SA by taking advantage of the cellular operators’ broadband wireless access networks. Holdsworth, who founded ECN five

The second annual VoiceSA event, a telecommunications industry conference taking place at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand on 22 September, will explore some of the big challenges facing the sector. The event — it’s the second time

ECN Telecommunications says government needs to set tangible goals for Internet provision that private business can use to measure itself. Speaking at the sixth annual broadband summit