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May 06, 2015
Datatec CEO Jens Montanana
Dual-listed Datatec subsidiary Logicalis has boosted its business intelligence capabilities with the acquisition of UK-based business intelligence consultancy Trovus. The absorption of Trovus, which provided business insight solutions, professional services and...
May 06, 2015
Twelve candidates have been shortlisted to fill the five now vacant councillor positions at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The Portfolio Committee on Communications on Wednesday announced that the interviews of Diratsagae Maoke,...
May 05, 2015
Undersea fibre-optic cable network operator Seacom on Tuesday announced the completion of its global Internet protocol (IP) and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network upgrade. The enhanced 17 000 km undersea network, which spanned across several key countries...
May 05, 2015
Shortly after shedding its Nashua Mobile unit, JSE-listed Reunert has reported an expected uptick in its first-half financial results. The group expected a 7% to 17% rise in headline earnings a share and normalised headline earnings to between 254c and 279c during...
May 04, 2015
Alaris CEO Jürgen Dresel
Defence and specialist antenna company Alaris Antennas has recorded improved sales in many of the regions where it operates and has made good progress towards concluding an acquisition that will provide it a footprint in the US, Alaris Holdings CEO Jürgen Dresel has...
May 04, 2015
A new undersea cable linking Algeria to Spain was in the pipeline as telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications inked a turnkey agreement last week. The planned 560 km Orval fibre-optic...
May 04, 2015
Telecommunications tower company Eaton Towers said it had attracted $350-million in funding from existing and new shareholders to support its expansion and acquisition plan in Africa. Eaton CEO Terry Rhodes said additional equity had been sourced from controlling...
May 01, 2015
ACCIDENT PREVENTION Investing in dust surpression solutions can effectively reduce or eliminate air pollution at any materials-handling site
To prevent operational downtime that, on average, can result in a loss of between $1 000/h and $3 000/h, materials handling companies must invest in dust prevention solutions that effectively reduce or eliminate air pollution, says dust suppression engineering...
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Apr 30, 2015
There are sufficient alternatives for the workers impacted by telecommunications giant Telkom’s restructuring programme, trade union Solidarity said on Thursday, vowing to continue its fight against the retrenchments. Solidarity communication industry leader Marius...
Apr 29, 2015
Telkom on Wednesday reported that its normalised earnings for the financial year ended March 31, would rise, but said reported earnings would drop on retrenchment payments and other costs not normally part of the business. The JSE-listed company reported that basic...
Apr 29, 2015
For the first time since 2007, damage to brand and reputation has emerged as the biggest risk in information technology giant Aon's 2015 Global Risk Management Survey, while cyber risk has entered the top ten for the first time, this year. The connection between...
Apr 29, 2015
The rapid adoption of Internet connection is swiftly changing the structures of economies worldwide – including South Africa’s, information and communication technology giant Ericsson South Africa MD Magnus Mchunguzi said. As more and more South Africans move towards...
Apr 28, 2015
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to launch the ‘AstroCompute in the Cloud’ grant programme to attract innovative tools and techniques to process, store and analyse the global astronomy community’s vast amounts...
Apr 24, 2015
Competition in South Africa’s mobile market is starting to ease, global ratings firm Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) Paris-based telecoms and technology director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region Mark Habib said this week. Speaking to Engineering News Online...
Apr 24, 2015
Information and communications technology (ICT) distributor DCC is making Windows- and Android-operating systems tablets available through retailers and education equipment suppliers to provide school children with affordable, high-performance education tools. The...
Apr 24, 2015
JOSE DOS SANTOS Gated communities and high-density residential areas with a large demand for high-speed data would be priority areas
South Africa's third-largest mobile operator Cell C will invest R8-billion over the next three years to roll out long-term evolution (LTE) infrastructure for targeted customers across the country.
Apr 24, 2015
KARL CAMPBELL A hybrid enterprise strategy unifies and rationalises the IT infrastructure and systems of an organisation
Regulations governing data control in various countries in which multinational companies operate are a significant driver of hybrid on-premise and off-premise information technology (IT) systems, while in-house and external business demands reinforce this trend. User...
Apr 24, 2015
BEZ SANGARI Rich-media environments and content provide significant benefits for all subjects and improve learning and retention
Electronic and digital education tools, including interactive whiteboards and student-response systems, are empowering teachers to spend significantly more time preparing lessons, work on identified difficult topics and help students who struggle. Various...
 
 
 
 
Apr 24, 2015
ALAN KNOTT-CRAIG JR WiFi is the future of Africa, as its deployment entails using the lowest-cost equipment
Nonprofit organisation Project Isizwe has thus far deployed capacity on public-access free WiFi for at least three-million users at more than 600 sites – and Project Isizwe CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr says it will not stop there, as the organisation’s long-term goal is...
Apr 23, 2015
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) has reached one of the final milestones in the development of an integrated policy to transform and modernise South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) environment with the final...
Apr 23, 2015
MTN Group added 4.1-million more users to its books in the quarter ended March‚ taking its total user base to 227.5-million subscribers. Data revenue increased 16.7% in the quarter‚ when compared to the first quarter last year‚ said the company on Thursday. Data now...
Apr 22, 2015
Democratic Alliance Telecommunications and Postal Services Shadow Deputy Minister Cameron Mackenzie on Wednesday questioned how State-owned Broadband Infraco would be funded in future. This followed the revelation by Infraco CEO Phuleng Kwele and chairperson Mandla...
Apr 22, 2015
Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Wednesday said it is testing the viability of retrofitting a compact base station to the roof of existing shipping container shops to supply mobile coverage to townships. Starting in the Alexandra township, in Gauteng, Vodacom...
Apr 21, 2015
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South Africa’s delay in migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting has cost the country the first-mover advantage of establishing an electronics manufacturing sector positioned to deliver set-top boxes (STBs) to the rest of Africa. With the now long-gone...
Apr 21, 2015
Datacentrix is confident of the future as it has secured new three- to five-year contracts valued at around R500-million and extended a further R300-million in contracts. CEO Ahmed Mahomed on Tuesday said the group was well positioned for the new financial year, as...
Apr 21, 2015
Business process outsourcing (BPO) industry association Business Process enabling South Africa (BPeSA) has appointed Tebogo Molapisane as its new CEO, following the relaunch of the national organisation. Molapisane has been involved in the contact centre industry for...
Apr 21, 2015
Telecommunication giants MTN and Vodafone have collaborated to deliver seamless transactions between their respective Mobile Money and M-Pesa mobile money services in East Africa. A memorandum of understanding between the parties would see customers of MTN’s Mobile...
Apr 21, 2015
JSE-listed integrated information and communication technology systems provider Datacentrix posted higher earnings for the financial year ended February 2015. The group achieved a 16.4% increase in earnings from R89-million in the year ended February 2014 to...
 
 
 
 
Apr 20, 2015
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The opportunity to manufacture set-top boxes (STBs) in South Africa would “transform” the country, paving the way for the creation of job opportunities and making labour markets more “innovative, inclusive and global”, the National Association of Electronic...
Apr 17, 2015
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Friday published the findings of a discussion document on South Africa’s television and radio local content environment. Icasa last year requested industry input as it reviewed and revamped...
Apr 17, 2015
South Africa is progressing its ambitions of transitioning from analogue to digital radio broadcasting as two 12-month-long trials make headway in efforts to establish a starting base to keep radio relevant in a digital age. The trials evaluating the DRM and DAB+...
Apr 17, 2015
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Friday placed an 18-month deadline on the implementation of South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting – despite no digital switch-on and analogue switch-off dates having been set yet. Speaking on the...
Apr 17, 2015
Telecommunications, multimedia, information technology (IT) and power electronics group Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron) has experienced a decline in profit levels across all its major businesses for the year ended February 28, cautioning the market to expect...
Apr 17, 2015
South Africa is fast becoming the new call centre destination of choice for large international firms, instead of countries like India and the Philippines, where the industry is well developed and thriving. Workforce solutions provider Manpower South Africa MD Lyndy...
Apr 17, 2015
SMART DISTRIBUTION Providing funds to introduce smart grid technologies in the absence of a clearly defined strategy will not result in the desired outcome
South Africa’s distribution grid is a twentieth-century relic, which must be changed to serve the country’s modern electricity needs, says South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) Smart Grid Programme manager Dr Minnesh Bipath. “What we are...
Apr 17, 2015
While the energy crunch in South Africa will remain a problem over the medium term, the benefits of energy efficiency and management will persist for much longer, says national Measurement and Verification Council (MVCSA) board member and Southern African Association...
Apr 17, 2015
PARKS TAU The city is using international standards and evaluations of smart systems to provide a foundation for rolling out robust smart systems
The City of Johannesburg has confirmed it has opened its Smart City Portal – a collection of resources, standards, best practices and in-house discussions to support the development of smart city implementation frameworks – to smaller municipalities that do not have...
Apr 17, 2015
South Africa is fast becoming the preferred new call centre destination of choice for large international firms, instead of countries like India and the Philippines, where the industry is well developed and thriving. Workforce solutions provider Manpower South Africa...
 
 
 
 
Apr 16, 2015
South Africa-based information and communications technology company Business Connexion (BCX) has grown its revenue for the year ended February 28, by 16%, posting full-year earnings of R3.5-billion. The company said in a results statement on Thursday that growth was...
Apr 16, 2015
A year-long study of one of the standards that would enable South Africa to migrate its radio broadcasting from analogue to digital has quietly been making strides in determining what is required to keep radio relevant in a digital age. A Southern African Digital...
Apr 16, 2015
The names of 26 bidding organisations that have each won a piece of South Africa’s R4.3bn set-top box tender have finally been revealed by the state agency tasked with the project. Last week, the Business Day newspaper reported that all bidders for the set-top box...
Apr 16, 2015
As South Africa trialed two potential standards as the digital replacement for current analogue radio broadcasting in the AM and FM/VHF bands, much of Europe and the Asia Pacific had gained traction in the switchover to digital radio through the DAB+ standard. This...
Apr 15, 2015
The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) is calling on all African countries to adopt a “no change” stance against the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) sector’s play for the C-band satellite broadband spectrum to protect the vast range of services provided by...
 
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