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BCX shares tumble as talks end

The share price of JSE-listed IT group Business Connexion (BCX) fell sharply on Wednesday morning after it withdrew a cautionary announcement that it was in talks that could affect its share price. The talks were strongly rumoured to be related to a potential

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Ace cable makes progress

The US$700m Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) project to lay a high-capacity, 5,1Tbit/s submarine cable between France and SA is making good progress, with news late this week that the system has landed in Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa. The cable, which is co-owned by

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‘Problem child’ drags down BCX

JSE-listed IT services company Business Connexion (BCX) has turned in a poor set of financial results in its 2011 financial year to end-August. CEO Benjamin Mophatlane says the company has had a “tough year” and the results “haven’t met expectations”. Its technology and

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Eaton Towers secures $150m in new funding

Independent cellphone tower operator Eaton Towers has secured US$150m in equity funding from Capital International Private Equity Funds (Cipef), a private equity investor that focuses on emerging markets. The funding will be used to acquire, build and

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TalkCentral: Episode 50 – ‘Opening Windows’

Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson are back with a news- and analysis-packed edition of TalkCentral, TechCentral’s business technology podcast. In this week’s show, we give our first impressions of Windows 8 (yes, we’ve installed the developer preview) and talk

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Does Orange buying BCX compute?

French telecommunications giant Orange, a subsidiary of France Telecom, is in talks to buy SA IT service company Business Connexion (BCX), three separate industry sources have told TechCentral. Neither company is commenting, but it raises

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Orange said to be in talks to buy BCX

Is French telecommunications giant Orange, the mobile subsidiary of France Telecom, buying JSE-listed IT services company Business Connexion (BCX)? Three separate industry sources, none of whom is employed by either company, have told TechCentral they understand

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MIP targets unbanked with Itemate deal

MIP Holdings, an independent software development house based in Johannesburg, has acquired Stellenbosch-based Itemate Solutions for an undisclosed sum. It hopes the deal will give it access to Africa’s vast unbanked market by allowing it to merge

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Lessons from Kenya

Triple-play services, consisting of television, telephony and broadband Internet access, delivered over the same physical cable infrastructure, are not something one typically associates with African telecommunications. Now, however, a Kenyan company, Wananchi, is planning to bring fibre connectivity to hundreds of thousands of homes in East Africa, in the process remaking how a continent thinks about what can be done with high-speed connectivity.

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France Telecom to build new Africa cable

Sub-Saharan Africa will soon be drowning in international bandwidth. France Telecom’s Orange has announced an extension to the Lower Indian Ocean Network (Lion) cable, adding yet more capacity to the east coast of Africa.

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