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Nov 22, 2006
Turnkey telecommunication network projects specialist African Cellular Towers plans to list on the AltX on November 29, the company said on Wednesday.
Nov 22, 2006
The sound of African drums marked the arrival of another listing on the JSE's alternative exchange (AltX) when mobile telecommunications supplier Celcom CEO Stefano Brachini and MD Luca Brachini on Wednesday morning beat the drum to signify the launch of the...
Nov 20, 2006
AltX-listed Internet service provider DataPro on Monday announced that its operating profit for the year ended August 31 had increased by 385% compared to the previous year's results, to R19-million.
Nov 20, 2006
Alternative Stock Exchange-listed telecommunications service provider DataPro, which only last week reported its fifth acquisition in the last fourteen months, announced at its year-ended August 2006 results presentation that it hoped to have concluded the Orion...
Nov 20, 2006
South Africa's biggest technology firm Dimension Data (Didata) has acquired a 51% stake in ICT Holdings, Namibia, the information technology division of the Ohlthaver and List Group of Companies (O&L), it announced on Monday, without disclosing the purchase price.
Nov 20, 2006
Information and communication technology (ICT) company Spescom DataFusion is preparing to expand into Africa where demand for end-to-end contact centre solutions is growing.
Nov 20, 2006
Most of the new growth in subscriber numbers was expected to arise from wireless connectivity, information technology market analyst BMI-TechKnowledge said on Monday.
Nov 15, 2006
Independent telecommunications service provider, offering voice, data and Internet services in South Africa, DataPro group, on Wednesday announced that it planned buy Orion Telecom in a R380-million deal.
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Nov 13, 2006
Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had elected Hamadoun Tour
Nov 13, 2006
Mobile phone operator MTN announced on Monday that MTN South Africa MD Maanda Manyatshe had resigned, with immediate effect.
Nov 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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...
Nov 13, 2006
South Africa's biggest cellular operator, Vodacom, hopes that it will conclude a black economic-empowerment (BEE) transaction by the end of next year, which could be one of the biggest BEE equity deals that the country has ever seen, the company said on Monday.
Nov 10, 2006
A consortium led by Dubai-based Vtel Holdings is set to roll out services in Kenya’s lucrative telecommunications sector after winning the licence to operate a second network operator (SNO).
Nov 10, 2006
New York Stock Exchange-listed telecommunications multinational Motorola has launched the first Africa-based cellular engineering training facility in Johannesburg to help address the shortfall of technical cellular telecommunications skills in the region.
Nov 07, 2006
South African black-empowered telecommunications group, Celcom, said it planned to expand into Africa after the company makes its debut on the JSE's AltX, in late November.
Nov 01, 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...
Nov 01, 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 24, 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 23, 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 20, 2006
More than 100 000 commercial subscribers had pre-registered for Libya’s mobile-telecommunications rollout, ZTE GM Fang Hui said on Friday.
Oct 17, 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 13, 2006
Technology group Altech is working towards globalising its operations, says CEO Craig Venter.
Oct 13, 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 10, 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 09, 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 09, 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 29, 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 22, 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 15, 2006
The Brazilian software industry has identified South Africa as a market with “immense potential”.
Sep 15, 2006
Mobile telecommunications companies that have the ability to position themselves in Africa’s lower-income, emerging markets have significant growth potential.
Sep 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 05, 2006
Telkom highlighted the need for locally developed technologies in order to bring down the cost of telecommunications in developing countries.
Sep 05, 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 28, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2006
More than four years late, South Africa’s second network operator (SNO) will officially be launched on August 31.
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