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Nov 13, 2006
South Africa’s telecoms utility Telkom was excited by the growth currently being enjoyed in the data segment of its business and saw data overtaking voice as a major contributor to revenue as competitive pressures continued to cannibalise its voice offering.
Nov 12, 2006
South Africa's biggest fixed-line operator, Telkom, which has a 50% stake in Vodacom, the other 50% belonging to UK-based Vodafone, has quashed rumours that it would be selling off its shareholding in South Africa’s largest mobile cellular service.
Nov 12, 2006
Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had elected Hamadoun Tour
Nov 12, 2006
Mobile phone operator MTN announced on Monday that MTN South Africa MD Maanda Manyatshe had resigned, with immediate effect.
Nov 12, 2006
Information and communication technology (ICT) resourcing and solutions group Paracon Holdings on Monday posted 19% increase in turnover of R635,4-million for the year ended September.
Nov 12, 2006
Black-empowered investment company Safika Investments on Monday announced that it would buy a 36% stake in Molapo Technology, a repair and service company in the telecoms industry, focusing on the repair of electronic equipment in the fixed-line and mobile arenas.
Nov 12, 2006
South Africa's largest communications group, Telkom, lifted its headline earnings for the six months to September 30 by 10,6% to 874,7c a share and increased basic earnings by 7,5% to 868,1c a share, the company announced on Monday. CEO Papi Molotsane said in a...
Nov 12, 2006
South African telecoms utility Telkom reaffirmed its view that that the R11,5-billion next-generation network (NGN) investment was essential to driving future revenue growth, as well as to creating the platform for future broadband services, and insisted that the...
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Oct 31, 2006
International information and communications technology group Datatec, which posted improved interim results for the six months ended August 31, will, by March next year restructure its management team to enable it to more aggressively pursue growth and acquisition...
Oct 31, 2006
Africa's largest mobile operator MTN increased its subscribers by 37% to almost 34,79-million in the third quarter, after Investcom, the Dubai-based company, started showing growth.
Oct 23, 2006
The African information and communication technology (ICT) industry's midmarket sector has evolved from a relatively unsophisticated and immature market to the biggest growth opportunity for vendors, a recently published BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T) report has shown.
Oct 22, 2006
Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin has confirmed that government is creating a broadband infrastructure company, currently dubbed InfraCo, based on the long-distance telecoms assets owned by Eskom and Transnet, through which it hoped to accelerate the process of...
Oct 19, 2006
More than 100 000 commercial subscribers had pre-registered for Libya’s mobile-telecommunications rollout, ZTE GM Fang Hui said on Friday.
Oct 16, 2006
The Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSy) fibreoptic cable that will boost telecommunications activity in the region, has come a step closer to completion.
Oct 12, 2006
Technology group Altech is working towards globalising its operations, says CEO Craig Venter.
Oct 12, 2006
Earthing, lightning and overvoltage protection specialists, Surge Technology (Surgetek) has launched the new DEHNventil surge and lightning protection product in South Africa for the telecommunications industry.
Oct 09, 2006
Technology-holding company Altron reported a 52% rise in headline earnings a share for the six months to August 31, on Tuesday, on the back of a 20% increase in revenue to R8,3-billion and a 42% rise in operating profit to R711-million.
Oct 08, 2006
A language tool aimed at enabling contact centre agents to communicate with callers in their native tongue has been developed by Thabo Olivier in collaboration with majority black-owned ICT research and consulting house ForgeAhead.
Oct 08, 2006
JSE-listed information and communications technology group Datatec aims to raise some $55-million through a secondary listing on London’s Alternative Investment Market, it said in a statement to shareholders, on Monday.
Sep 28, 2006
The announcement of national government incentives to attract investors to South Africa’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector is believed to be imminent.
Sep 21, 2006
South African cataloguing and codification provider Starnode is to make its USC Services cataloguing standard available to the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) in a move that will take USC Services from a proprietary standard to an open...
Sep 14, 2006
The Brazilian software industry has identified South Africa as a market with “immense potential”.
Sep 14, 2006
Mobile telecommunications companies that have the ability to position themselves in Africa’s lower-income, emerging markets have significant growth potential.
Sep 14, 2006
The first full-scale, national infrastructure-based competitor to Telkom, Neotel, will spend a substantial portion of its planned capital expenditure of R11-billion in the next ten years to expand its access networks in South Africa.
Sep 14, 2006
Sensitive technical and commercial discussions are under way between a series of government departments, Eskom and Transnet, as well as the newly launched telecoms company, Neotel, about the future of key long-distant fibre-optic infrastructure, owned predominantly...
Sep 14, 2006
In a world that is going broadband, South Africa’s first fixed-line operator Telkom is looking to WiMAX broadband technology to overcome the challenge of bringing information and communication technology (ICT) to South Africa’s “digital divide”.
Sep 13, 2006
The Nigerian mobile market was fast becoming the largest mobile market in Africa as the country's gross mobile subscriber base grew more than twofold to 18,6-million subscribers at the end of 2005, an industry research house says.
Sep 04, 2006
Telkom highlighted the need for locally developed technologies in order to bring down the cost of telecommunications in developing countries.
Sep 04, 2006
Telecom Namibia Ltd., the southern African country's telephone monopoly, and its counterparts in Botswana and Angola are investigating the viability of linking their networks to the SAT-3 underwater cable.
Aug 27, 2006
South Africa’s Telecommunications Ministry would have to be replaced by a competitive environment for the country’s telecommunications market to become successful, Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa chairperson Chose Choeu said on Monday.
Aug 24, 2006
One of South Africa’s largest black economic empowerment (BEE) investment houses, the Shanduka Group, has adopted a strategy to expand its investment drive into Africa.
Aug 24, 2006
Gauteng may be on the verge of one of its most exciting new business initiatives since the big gold-mining projects about a century ago. In a private–public partnership, South Africa’s wealthiest province is mulling over the launch of a R300-million...
Aug 24, 2006
More than four years late, South Africa’s second network operator (SNO) will officially be launched on August 31.
Aug 24, 2006
The Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgisa) and preparations for the 2010 soccer World Cup are two of the factors that will drive greater expenditure in the local information technology (IT) industry.
Aug 03, 2006
The campaign to supply Africa with affordable access to broadband communication - including Internet connection - stands to benefit from the rapid uptake of mobile communication technology in China and India.
Jul 27, 2006
It is estimated that the total revenue from messaging services in South Africa will increase by more than a billion rand this year.
Jul 27, 2006
South Africa and Russia are cooperating on a concept to develop an “Educational Satellite” (EduSat) for this country.
Jul 20, 2006
Before the advent of modern technology, the authenticity of documents has been confirmed by means of seals and signatures. However, as technology has advanced, the protection of private documents from forgery has dwindled. With the help of local company Rubber Stamp...
Jul 13, 2006
Local facilities management (FM) firm LGM South Africa is currently finalising a significant black economic-empowerment deal, which MD Andre Steyn believes will greatly strengthen the company’s position in the country.
Jul 13, 2006
Petrochemicals giant Shell SAMarketing in December awarded a five-year contract for the maintenance and manage-ment of its retail facilities and assets to Cape-based asset-maintenancecompany Pragma. According to Pragma director Karl Nepgen, the contract value is...
Jul 13, 2006
Facilities Management Africa 2006 (FM Africa 2006) – an exhibition showcasing facilities management in Africa – will make its debut on the South African exhibition calendar from October 24 to 26, at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
Jun 21, 2006
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand and perhaps best known for his high-profile adventures, will be in South Africa at the weekend to officially launch Virgin Mobile.
Jun 15, 2006
In the last 12 months, South African cellular operators Vodacom, MTN and Cell C have experienced significant gains in the penetration of the local market, which has increased from 49% in 2005 to 70,9% of the population, according to the latest statistics.
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