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The year is barely two weeks old and the technology space is already crazy-busy. In the second TalkCentral podcast of the new year, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson bring you another packed episode in which we look at the investment plans for France Telecom’s Orange in South Africa

South Africa’s online streaming music market has gone from nowhere to crowded in a matter of months. This week, another online music service, France’s Deezer has been launched — or “soft-launched”, according to a company source. France’s Deezer, which enjoys a close

Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, is entering South Africa’s cellular communications industry with the intention of launching a fully fledged virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) with one of the country’s network providers. However, the launch of the MVNO is not imminent

Orange has denied there is any link between the closure of local online e-retailing website eXpansys.co.za and the France Telecom-owned mobile operator’s decision to partner with eXpansys in the UK to sell electronics goods to South Africans. eXpansys.co.za was operated by the

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki will preside over a ceremony next week to break ground on a new US$14,5bn technology town called Konza City. Konza City will consist of facilities meant to attract business process outsourcing ventures. The Kenyan government wants to attract international technology companies

The first phase of the US$700m (about R6bn) Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) submarine telecommunications cable has gone live, with the section between France and São Tomé and Príncipe now carrying data traffic. The project is being led by French telecoms giant France Telecom-Orange. The second

Independent telecommunications tower operator, Nigerian-founded IHS Group, believes that half of the 170 000 base stations built by mobile operators in Africa will be considered for outsourcing within the next three to five years as pressure

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

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

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