Browsing: ZTE

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SA needs fibre to the home – ZTE

All of SA’s current investment in metropolitan, provincial, national and undersea cable systems will mean “nothing” if the country doesn’t build a comprehensive fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to deliver the benefits to consumers. That’s the view of Cris Fuentes, CEO at ZTE SA, who says a coordinated national approach

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ZTE takes partner to court over Telkom interdict

Chinese networking equipment manufacturer ZTE is taking ZTE Mzanzi, an SA company in which it has a minority equity stake, to the high court in Pretoria in an effort to have an interdict the latter company won against Telkom overturned. ZTE Mzanzi, led by Tumi Magasa, won the interim court interdict at the end of March, preventing

Duncan McLeod
Don’t hang up on Telkom

Telkom has embarked on a multibillion-rand refresh of its access network into homes and businesses. Investors will probably decry the cost of taking fibre-optic infrastructure closer to and even into homes, but group CEO Nombulelo Moholi is at least leading the fixed-line operator in the right direction

In-depth
Telkom ‘failed to follow its own procedures’

Telkom’s management team failed to follow internal tender procedures and is to blame for a court interdict on Friday that prevents it from continuing with work to improve its access network into homes and businesses. This is the allegation levelled against the operator by networking equipment vendor ZTE Mzanzi, a joint venture between China’s ZTE and local black empowerment

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Telkom hits back at ZTE over court challenge

Telkom has hit back at ZTE Mzanzi, a networking equipment vendor that was successful in bringing an interdict against the fixed-line operator in the high court on Friday, saying the court order will delay the roll-out of its upgraded access network and ultimately harm consumers. The operator said it was “confident” that its “robust procurement policy and the process

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Episode 51 – ‘Uncapped fever’

This was undoubtedly the week for uncapped broadband news, with MTN, Telkom and iBurst all announcing new products. Your TalkCentral hosts, Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson, unpack all the announcements and what they mean. Also in this week’s podcast, we

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China’s ZTE wins giant FibreCo contract

FibreCo, the joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Internet Solutions, has awarded the contract for the construction of its national open-access fibre optic network to China’s ZTE. The company plans to build a 12 000km national fibre-optic

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Hawks raid ZTE offices

The Hawks and home affairs immigration inspectorate arrested 18 Chinese nationals for suspected illegal immigration on Wednesday. They conducted a series of simultaneous, nationwide raids on the operations of ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications

Gadgets & Reviews
Neotel’s new home phone reviewed

Neotel this week unveiled a new “fixed-wireless” handset aimed at the retail consumer market. TechCentral put the device, made by China’s ZTE, through its paces. The handset, which uses Neotel’s wireless code division multiple access

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ZTE workers detained in Durban

Sixteen Chinese workers subcontracted to build cellphone company Cell C’s high-speed mobile broadbad network were detained in Durban for allegedly having invalid work permits, the home affairs department said on Sunday.

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