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The uptake of fibre to the home in Johannesburg is proof that the days of 4Mbit/s ADSL connections are numbered. Telkom, which had rolled out fibre to 38 000 households by August last year, has committed to raising that number to 500 000 by December 2016 and to a million homes by

Vumatel, the telecommunications start-up challenging Telkom’s dominance of fixed-line broadband in some of Johannesburg’s upmarket suburbs, has announced it is expanding its network to five new areas

On the same day that Telkom announced it is spinning off its wholesale and networks division as a new company called Openserve, one of the company’s fast-growing rivals, fibre-to-the-home provider

Fibre broadband company Vumatel is ramping up its network as it aims to bring high-speed Internet to thousands more homes. On Monday, it announced that it plans to connect 100 000 homes by 2016 after it started its operations just a year ago in the Johannesburg suburb of

Broadband start-up Vumatel has announced plans to build fibre-optic infrastructure in six more Johannesburg suburbs. The company said on Monday that residents in Hurlingham, Glenadrienne, Hyde Park, Northcliff, Sharonlea and Olivedale have decided to ask Vumatel to wire up their

Victory Park, Linden, Bryanston South and Blairgowrie will be the latest suburbs in Johannesburg to get fibre-to-the-home broadband, start-up fibre telecommunications operator Vumatel said on

Fibre broadband provider Vumatel has announced plans to expand its nascent fibre-to-the-home network to more Johannesburg suburbs. The company said on Friday that residents of Killarney and Riviera, suburbs

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African Newsmakers of 2014. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for good reasons and bad. Also, check out our International Newsmakers

The leafy Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst, one of the first in South Africa to get high-speed fibre-to-the-home broadband, now looks set to be the scene of a turf war between two competing fixed-line telecommunications providers. It’s a David vs Goliath battle that could also help decide which