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Following lobbying from broadcasters, consumer bodies and Kenya’s communication commission, the East African nation has scrapped import duties on set-top boxes (STBs), the decoders that allow analogue television sets to receive digital broadcasts. The

With Telkom doing away with its 384kbit/s fixed-line broadband plan in favour of a 1Mbit/s product, consumers look set to get better speeds without having to fork out more cash to Internet service providers (ISPs) for corresponding data packages, according to industry players. Vox Telecom co-CEO

Vox Telecom, in conjunction with satellite company Yahsat, has launched satellite broadband services for the African market under the YahClick brand, with prices starting at R163/month. Yahsat, or the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, is a private company fully owned by

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig suggested this week that mobile termination rates (MTRs) — the fees mobile operators charge other players to carry calls onto their networks — should be reduced further after they are cut to 40c/minute in March next year. Knott-Craig told

Former Jacaranda FM deejay and SuperSport presenter Darren Scott has launched an online radio station called Ballz and he is hoping it will shake up the broadcasting landscape in SA. Ballz follows in the path of other online radio ventures like Cape Town’s 2OceansVibe and is apparently already garnering a loyal

News on Friday that the cost of IP Connect, the product Internet service providers have to buy from Telkom to access the fixed-line operator’s last-mile broadband network, was to fall by 30% from 1 April should lead to lower retail prices as early as this week. However, service providers polled by TechCentral on Monday still want to understand the mechanics

Weeks after independent fibre operator Metrofibre Networx completed the roll-out of high-speed fibre-optic access infrastructure to Rivonia in Johannesburg, the company has announced it has extended the network to Linbro Business Park, a giant office park complex east of Sandton. Metrofibre Networx

Recently delisted telecommunications company Vox Telecom has continued its tradition of publishing unusual annual reports based on popular magazines. Its 2011 report, published this week, is styled on international men’s magazine GQ. Called VQ, the latest annual report is more risque than previous reports, which have

Independent telecommunications infrastructure operator Metrofibre Networx has extended its “open-access” fibre network across the Johannesburg suburb of Rivonia, meaning businesses and some residential homes in the area can now get high-speed Internet connections of up to 1Gbit/s. The area covered

With just a week to go before Vox Telecom terminates its listing on the JSE, founder and CEO Doug Reed wants to return the company to its “entrepreneurial roots”, away from the public glare that comes with being a listed company. And he wants to get the company back