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‘War room’ to fast-track broadband roll-out

The department of telecommunications & postal services has established a “war room” to fast-track the roll-out of broadband in the country. “Government has identified information and communications technology and broadband

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Telkom to show off 4.5G broadband

Telkom plans to showcase 4.5G wireless broadband at its annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, taking place at Fancourt in George next week. Telkom said it is showing off

Duncan McLeod
SA telcos betting big on broadband

The South African economy may be teetering on the brink of a recession, but that isn’t keeping the country’s telecommunications operators from ramping up their capital spending. Telkom, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, along with a host of smaller players, are all gearing up to make

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Telkom sets out home fibre targets

Telkom wants to deploy fibre to 25 000 homes by the end of March 2015, its group CEO, Sipho Maseko, said in Port Elizabeth on Monday. Speaking at Telkom’s annual Satnac technology conference, Maseko said the company’s fibre-to-the-home

Duncan McLeod
Carrim is a breath of fresh air

South Africa’s hard-working new communications minister, Yunus Carrim, is tackling the challenges in his portfolio with such gusto that he appears to have taken many industry players by surprise. I had the opportunity twice this past week to watch Carrim in action

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Spectrum policy by March: Carrim

Communications minister Yunus Carrim wants government’s policy on radio frequency spectrum finalised by March next year, despite officials from the department of communications telling him that this timeline is unrealistic and unachievable. “With regards

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Wilcocks warns of SA entitlement

South Africans tend to view the rest of Africa in a “very arrogant way”, taking for granted the oft-repeated statement that it is the leading economy and is therefore entitled to be the gateway for business to the continent