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Vodacom CEO’s pay doubled to R22m

On the back of a solid financial performance in the year ended 31 March 2016, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub took home R21,8m in pay, R14m of which was made up of a short-term incentive bonus. That’s double the

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Vodacom sets out aggressive FTTH plans

Vodacom is in the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband race against equally well-funded rivals to win it, not to come second, chief officer Vuyani Jarana said on Wednesday. Jarana, who heads Vodacom Business

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Vodacom remains hopeful on Neotel deal

Vodacom its still confident that its R7bn acquisition of Neotel will go ahead, despite a protracted investigation by the Competition Tribunal and allegations of impropriety by Neotel executives over

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Vodacom opens new data centre

Vodacom Business has opened a new, 3 000sq m data centre in Midrand as it opens up its focus on providing cloud services to its clients. The data centre, the mobile operator’s eighth such facility, has been built to be energy efficient and to minimise the impact on the environment, a spokesman said. Vodacom Business South Africa

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Big shifts looming in SA telecoms

Talk of consolidation in the telecommunications industry is rife, with speculation growing that a number of operators are either in play or may soon be. But how might a flurry of mergers and acquisitions play out? At the centre of current speculation is Neotel. Licensed

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Vodacom targets SMEs with fibre

Mobile operator Vodacom wants 25% of its service revenues in South Africa to come from converged services, including from providing fibre-based broadband access and cloud-based applications, to companies of all sizes, within the next five years. That’s the word from Vodacom Business chief officer

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The youngster behind Telkom’s 8ta

Telkom has chosen a youthful engineer to lead its new mobile network, 8ta. Amith Maharaj, just 36 years old, joined Telkom from Vodacom in 2008 to spearhead the traditionally fixed-line operator’s move into the mobile market.

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Broadband boom beckons

Within 18 months, SA will experience a broadband and communications boom not witnessed since the Internet growth years of the late 1990s. That’s the view of Vodacom Business managing executive Ermano Quartero, who says that by then 400Mbit/s and higher connections into businesses will be commonplace and 10Mbit/s into the home will become the new standard.

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