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Vumatel breaks ground for FTTH [pictures]

Vumatel, the company that won the project to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband in Parkhurst in Johannesburg, broke first ground on the project on Monday. The first trench was dug in a street outside Parkhurst Primary School. The fibre telecommunications start-up

Opinion
Consumers break SA’s home fibre logjam

South Africa’s stately progress towards implementing fibre to the home (FTTH) has taken a turn for the better after two residents’ associations took matters into their own hands. One, Parkhurst in Johannesburg, has appointed a supplier and the other, nearby Parkview, is asking for quotes on delivering home fibre. The big gorillas in South Africa’s

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Is this copper’s comeback?

Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Alcatel-Lucent, announced this week that it has developed a prototype technology, called XG-Fast, which it used to transmit speeds of up to 10Gbit/s over traditional copper phone lines. The technology, which is expected to be launched commercially

Duncan McLeod
Toughest challenges loom for Telkom

Telkom’s share price has risen sharply in the past year on optimism that the new leadership team under CEO Sipho Maseko has what it takes to turn the lumbering telecommunications giant around. Since last June, the share price has gained more than 150%. And since its low point in May last year, it has

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Vumatel eyes billions for SA home fibre

Vumatel, the company that recently won the project to deploy fibre-to-the-home broadband in Parkhurst in Johannesburg intends rolling out fibre to as many as 200 000 homes in the next three to four years at a cost of between R2bn and R3bn. The company, which is led by CEO Niel Schoeman