Browsing: Richard Hurst

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Where would AT&T deal leave Vodacom?

A shake-up of the telecommunications landscape in Africa may be in the offing after US giant AT&T said in an interview with Bloomberg that it was interested in acquiring UK-listed Vodafone. AT&T said, though, that it was not interested in acquiring Vodafone’s operations in emerging markets, but only its

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Local-loop unbundling comes ‘too late’

Too little, too late.” This was the general reaction of Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and telecommunications analysts last week after the regulator released its discussion document

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Analysts applaud Padayachie’s appointment

Analysts across the board have welcomed the appointment of Roy Padayachie as communications minister, saying his experience in government and in telecommunications should prove invaluable to the sector. President Jacob Zuma surprised almost everyone

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How Telkom Mobile will take fight to rivals

After years in planning, Telkom is expected finally to unveil its mobile network in a fortnight. However, analysts say the company will have to pull out all the stops to gain any traction in the cellular market. David Lerche, telecommunications equity analyst

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Mncube to face tough test at Icasa

New Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) chairman Stephen Mncube will be sworn into office on Friday. However, analysts question how much power he’ll really have,…

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Sentech in limbo

Uncertainty still surrounds state-owned signal distributor Sentech as it awaits the outcome of an investigation by a task team appointed by communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda into…