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Break up Telkom, says DA

Telkom should be structurally separated into two businesses, wholesale and retail, to facilitate greater competition in SA’s telecommunications industry, says new Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow communications minister Marian Shinn. Speaking to TechCentral in her first wide-ranging media interview

Duncan McLeod
Telkom has a point

Telkom came out guns blazing at Competition Tribunal hearings this week, warning that if it were fined the maximum allowed for alleged anticompetitive behaviour last decade, its business could be put in jeopardy. Does the fixed-line operator have a point or is it all just grandstanding? In its closing

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The Hashim Amla of SA telecoms

MTN SA chief financial officer Zunaid Bulbulia came to the telecommunications industry almost by accident. It was December 1993 and Bulbulia, the son of a shoe salesman, was doing his articles for his CA degree at a Johannesburg accounting firm when he was asked by one of the firm’s senior

Duncan McLeod
Telkom’s chickens come home to roost

Years after complaints were first lodged, Telkom is finally being called to answer to charges that it abused its monopoly in the telecommunications industry. It could face a huge fine. But the foreign shareholders responsible for the excesses are gone. When SBC

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Telkom on rapacious pricing: gov’t let us do it

Don’t blame Telkom for using its monopoly to strangle the local Internet sector — the government allowed it to. This seems to be a recurring theme in Telkom’s defence of its rapacious pricing being heard by the Competition Tribunal. The telecommunications giant stands accused