Browsing: Martyn Roetter

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Open-access wireless network: be careful, SA

The idea of establishing a new, open-access, wholesale-only wireless network (OAWN) in South Africa has received significant attention in recent months. Its purpose would be to stimulate greater competition in the provision

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Telkom to spin off its wholesale business

Telkom is planning to spin off its large wholesale services division as a separate business, with its own brand identity, in a move that promises to shake up fixed-line telecommunications in South Africa. Though the company isn’t giving away too much yet – a detailed announcement

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Telkom Mobile in ‘prime’ LTE position

Despite its precarious financial situation, South Africa’s fourth mobile operator, Telkom Mobile is in a “prime position” in wireless broadband compared to rivals Vodacom, MTN and Cell C thanks to a huge chunk of radio frequency spectrum it has access to that allows it to build a fast and reliable

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Open-access wireless: tread carefully, SA

Convergence Partners’ recently published research report, “Let my people go (online)”, summarised in this piece on TechCentral, presents a provocative but nevertheless incomplete and in some critical aspects misleading characterisations of the requirements and