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Dec 06, 2006
JSE- and LSE-listed technology group Datatec and its Westcon subsidiary have signed a strategic agreement with global networking group Cisco to establish a dedicated operation in Dubai, focused on the sales and marketing of Cisco products in the Gulf.
Dec 05, 2006
With broad-based economic growth and regional economic integration being one of the Development Bank South Africa’s (DBSA) primary goals, the bank has invested in numerous information and technology (ICT) projects to the value of more than R3,2-billion in the...
Dec 04, 2006
Technology firm Dimension Data on Monday announced that it had won a $17-million contract with Telecom Namibia to build an Internet protocol multiprotocol label switching (IP MPLS) super core, which would accelerate Telecom Namibia's vision to be a next generation...
Nov 29, 2006
Johannesburg-based steel communication tower manufacturer Africa Cellular Towers (AC Towers), which made its debut on the AltX on Wednesday, aimed to double its production capacity by the second half of 2007, the company told Engineering News Online in an exclusive...
Nov 28, 2006
JSE-listed information and communications technology company Spescom on Tuesday reported an improved trading position for the second half, with a R0,5-million profit, and indicated that it expected to benefit from growing telecoms opportunities.
Nov 28, 2006
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called for pubic participation ahead of the ITU Telecom World 2006 conference, which takes place from December 4 to 8, in Hong Kong, China.
Nov 24, 2006
South Africa’s bandwidth constraints would have been fully dealt with by 2009, a year ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Telkom’s chief technical officer Thami Msimango promised.
Nov 24, 2006
Apart from the fact that outsourcing re-engineering services offers the obvious advantage of no longer having to provide large infrastructures with the requisite machinery, it is now considered more practical and indeed, cost efficient, for a company to opt for this...
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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.
Nov 15, 2006
Technology group Dimension Data (Didata) posted its highest-ever revenue growth, almost 16%, in the year to September 30, the company said on Wednesday, when it also announced its maiden dividend of 1c a share and an increase in earnings a share of 150% to US2 c a...
Nov 15, 2006
Government is hoping to get Telkom's “buy-in” on the massive opportunities afforded by Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).
Nov 14, 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 13, 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 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...
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