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Behind Telkom’s massive restructuring plan

Telkom will soon have a new name. CEO Sipho Maseko is leading a major restructuring at the partly state-owned company that will result in “Telkom” becoming the consumer-facing retail telecommunications brand sitting under a new, “Remgro-style” corporate centre.

In-depth
TV migration plan still in doubt

The victory this week in the constitutional court by former communications minister Faith Muthambi over e.tv may not mark the end of the long-running dispute over encryption in South Africa’s digital television

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 179 – ‘Apple’s beast’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat via Skype about the constitutional court judgment in favour of former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Also this week, Japan’s Nippon Telephone

In-depth
Muthambi judgment: what it really means

The constitutional court on Thursday upheld an appeal by MultiChoice subsidiary M-Net, the SABC and the minister of communications against a ruling by the supreme court of appeal that the minister (at the time Faith Muthambi)

News
NTT said to mull Didata Africa sale

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp is considering the sale of African operations it acquired with the takeover of Dimension Data Holdings and is open to approaches from interested buyers, according to three people familiar with the situation

Opinion
The case for open data in telecoms

The telecommunications landscape is changing. The mobile revolution is maturing and entering a new phase of slower growth. The rapid spread of fibre-optic networks is increasing the ability of existing operators to deliver

News
MTN to sponsor the Springboks

Mobile operator MTN is displacing rival Vodacom as the headline sponsor of the Springbok rugby team, SA Rugby announced on Friday. The telecommunications company has signed a three-year deal

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What spooked Telkom investors

Telkom’s share price fell sharply on Thursday as investors assessed the implications of faster than expected capital expenditure and a concomitant rise in debt to sustain it. The share price fell 4,2%% to close at R67,64/share

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