Browsing: KT Corp

Duncan McLeod
Don’t hang up on Telkom

Telkom has embarked on a multibillion-rand refresh of its access network into homes and businesses. Investors will probably decry the cost of taking fibre-optic infrastructure closer to and even into homes, but group CEO Nombulelo Moholi is at least leading the fixed-line operator in the right direction

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Telkom, KT Corp nearer to a deal

Telkom and KT Corp are inching closer to a deal. The SA fixed-line operator told shareholders on Friday that a diagnostic review has now been “substantially completed” that could result in the Korean company buying a significant minority stake in the company. Telkom first announced the talks

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Break up Telkom, says DA

Telkom should be structurally separated into two businesses, wholesale and retail, to facilitate greater competition in SA’s telecommunications industry, says new Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow communications minister Marian Shinn. Speaking to TechCentral in her first wide-ranging media interview

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Telkom’s share price poser

The sharp decline in Tekom’s share price in recent months could pose a challenge for it in its talks with KT Corp to sell 20% of its equity to the Korean telecommunications firm. Telkom share price has fallen significantly in recent months because of disappointing financial results and, more recently

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Telkom, KT Corp inch closer to a deal

Talks between JSE-listed telecommunications group Telkom and Korea’s KT Corp appear to be progressing well. In an update to shareholders on Friday, Telkom says a “diagnostic review” is “well progressed” and the two companies expect to finalise their finding within the next few weeks. KT Corp has expressed

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SA Newsmakers of the Year – the top five

And here they are. TechCentral’s top five newsmakers of 2011. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most part, they’re also the the people who made the headlines during the

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Telkom makes progress in Korea talks

Telkom’s plan to sell a stake in its business to KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom) and to form a strategic venture with the Korean company appears to be progressing well. The JSE-listed fixed-line operator said on Monday the two companies had signed a memorandum of understanding

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Telkom may open its chequebook

Telkom on Monday revealed it is considering buying information and communications technology (ICT) assets as it seeks to bolster its presence in the business technology market. In slides accompanying the group’s interim results for the six months to the end of September 2011

Duncan McLeod
Rebooted yet again

Though he’s been widely praised for firing two of his ministers this week, President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has ruffled the technology industry. There are fears that redeploying communications minister Roy Padayachie will delay crucial projects. Padayachie, in the job

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TalkCentral: Episode 53 – ‘First National Apps’

Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson bring you a bumper and controversial edition of the TalkCentral podcast this week, in which we touch on everything from union opposition to Telkom’s proposed deal with Korea’s KT Corp to smartphone apps in banking and why

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