Browsing: Michael Jordaan

WBS ordered to pay millions to Vodacom

Wireless Business Solutions, the holding company of iBurst and Broadlink, has been ordered by the high court in Johannesburg to pay Vodacom more than R40m in interconnection fees. The court handed down the judgment in September – it has not been

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Skills gap strands SA business

As CEO of First National Bank, Michael Jordaan moved the lender into the tech era by persuading customers to manage their accounts online. One of his biggest challenges was finding enough software developers. “At the time we had severe shortages

New WBS investors not in for an easy ride

Former top bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris could steal a march on South Africa’s established mobile telecommunications operators when they launch their new national wireless broadband network early next year thanks

WBS to roll out national LTE-A network

Wireless Business Solutions, the company that owns iBurst, has finally set out its plans to build a national LTE-Advanced wireless broadband network following the acquisition of the business by a company backed by former top

New LTE network: Q&A with Michael Jordaan

South Africa’s newest mobile broadband network, to be built by iBurst and Broadlink parent company Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), will be launched in early 2017, one of its backers, former First National Bank CEO

Broadlink in big network expansion

Broadlink, a subsidiary of WBS Holdings, the company recently acquired by Multisource – the company backed by former top bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris — has announced a big national expansion of its network, building new wireless

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Why FNB is right to cut branches

When last did you visit a bank branch? A few months back? Longer? If it was not for that infernal requirement to have stamped bank statements every time you try and do something/anything, you

New owners outline big plans for WBS

Multisource, backed by former top bankers Paul Harris and Michael Jordaan, plans to capitalise Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), the parent of iBurst and Broadlink, to build a 4G/LTE network

Knott-Craig to step down as Project Isizwe CEO

Alan Knott-Craig will step down as CEO of the not-for-profit Wi-Fi company at the end of the year in order to focus his energies on his new business, HeroTel. Current Isizwe chief operating officer Zahir Khan will take the reins from Knott-Craig on 1 January

Icasa approves sale of iBurst parent WBS

Communications regulator Icasa has approved the transfer of control of the service and spectrum licences from iBurst and Broadlink parent Wireless Business Solutions to Multisource, a company backed by former top bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris

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