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Aug 29, 2014
As JSE-listed Jasco ends a three-year restructuring programme, the group expects to return to profitability in the 2014 financial year. “Although the 2014 financial year continued to be impacted on by planned restructuring costs and very difficult market...
Aug 29, 2014
The ability to use a smart sensor concentrator to create a centralised, smart sensor network in factories, plants, mines and remote sites means that older legacy industrial control systems can be integrated and leveraged as a low-cost step towards fully smart...
Aug 28, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has outlined the conditions for the assignment of capacity on the digital television channels on Multiplex 3 and any excess capacity on Multiplex 1. The latest regulations overseeing the long-awaited...
Aug 26, 2014
Telecommunications group Telkom on Tuesday appointed Sasol VP for group corporate branding and communication Jacqui O’Sullivan as managing executive for group communication and public relations. Starting on September 15, O’Sullivan would be “instrumental” in...
Aug 26, 2014
Jasco Enterprise has restructured its coastal offices into a single coastal division serving the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, the company announced on Tuesday. The newly consolidated division, led by executive head of coastal regions Karel Botha,...
Aug 25, 2014
Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde on Monday officially launched free wireless internet in Eden, George. This initiative, which connected 20 000 residents to affordable Internet, was a pilot project forming a part of the Western Cape...
Aug 25, 2014
Telecommunications group MTN plans to shed about 847 managerial staff by the end of October owing to weak earnings and growth, trade union Solidarity announced on Monday. Solidarity head of the communications Marius Croucamp said in a statement that employees were...
Aug 22, 2014
TED WHITE A user can switch between the two operating systems without having to reboot and documents can be stored and accessed in either OS
Having dual operating systems of Linux and search engine giant Google Chrome operating system (OS) on Google Chromebooks can provide tertiary students with many technical functionalities in addition to the education applications and functionality of the Chrome OS....
Aug 22, 2014
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Aug 19, 2014
Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Tuesday announced plans to inject R1-billion in the current financial year to upgrade its network in Gauteng. The company would focus on upgrading and increasing third-generation (3G) coverage in the major townships of Gauteng,...
Aug 19, 2014
JSE-listed Huge Group has moved to reduce the cost of installing router equipment at its customers’ premises through the adoption of newly acquired intellectual property (IP). This emerged as Huge, which provided a full outbound and inbound telephony service over a...
Aug 18, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Monday said it had adopted a new cost standard to determine the cost of mobile and fixed termination rates going forward. The authority would use long-run incremental cost plus (LRIC+) as the cost...
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
South Africa will join the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) in December. The WLCG processes and stores the immense amounts of data produced by the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is an instrument of...
Aug 15, 2014
Since the launch of asset management and consumer solutions provider QCIC’s vehicle tracking device QIC-SUR in June 2012, the company has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the market, says QCIC director Brian McKenzie. “The device has proven to be...
Aug 15, 2014
The latest trend report by logistics company DHL’s trend research team, ‘Augmented Reality (AR) in Logistics’, aims to deepen the understanding of AR and raise awareness of its potential applications in the logistics industry. AR refers to a live, direct or...
Aug 11, 2014
BCX CEO Isaac Mophatlane
Shareholders of information technology (IT) outsourcing company Business Connexion (BCX) have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the R2.67-billion takeover by Telkom. The deal would see Telkom paying R6.60 an ordinary share and R6.60 an “A” share,...
Aug 11, 2014
JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms has entered into an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in mobile content and value-added services provider Via Media for an initial consideration of R144.38-million, as well as additional amounts. Blue Label expected the acquisition to...
Aug 11, 2014
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The disciplinary hearing of Telkom’s suspended CFO Jacques Schindehütte was discontinued last week after he retired with immediate effect. The telecommunications giant announced in a statement on Friday that Schindehütte would depart with full benefits.
 
 
 
 
Aug 11, 2014
Bondholders of South African mobile operator Cell C have unanimously agreed to a €160-million ($214-million) debt restructuring, the company said, allowing it to free up cash for network expansion. Cell C, South Africa's third-largest mobile carrier, is fighting to...
Aug 08, 2014
A new report has revealed that nine out of ten of more than 5 000 “desktop Internet users” surveyed from May to June accessed the Internet through their smartphones. The August edition of the South African Mobile Report, undertaken by digital audience, brand and...
Aug 08, 2014
With the average ten-year time cycle between two generations of communications infrastructure narrowing, several companies and organisations worldwide are accelerating research and development into the technology platforms that will lay the basis for the “next...
Aug 08, 2014
With the average 10-year time cycle between two generations of communications infrastructure narrowing, several companies and organisations worldwide are accelerating research and development into the technology platforms that will lay the basis for the “next...
Aug 08, 2014
JAN-JAN VAN DER VYVER Risks posed by expensive IT solutions have led to demands for the ability to gradually migrate to new technologies
Business depends on information technology (IT) systems and these systems must be agile to enable business to manage rapid change to cope with changing economic conditions and, thus, improve sustainability. Flexible IT systems must reliably integrate a variety of...
Aug 08, 2014
Sensitive and high-level strategic documents and information can be secured in virtual and cloud environments to meet information security regulations, as virtualisation of business information technology (IT) environments, especially the use of cloud services, and...
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
The Nigerian affiliate of Etisalat, the Gulf's biggest telecommunications operator, said on Thursday it would sell 2 136 of its towers to Nigeria's IHS and lease them back as part of plans to expand its coverage in the country. The deal, for which a financial value...
Aug 05, 2014
The R2.67-billion tie-up between telecommunications group Telkom and information and communication technology (ICT) firm Business Connexion (BCX) could result in a one-stop shop for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) market. The absorption of BCX into...
Aug 05, 2014
Embattled telecommunications giant Telkom is eyeing significant procurement cost cuts as part of actions to return the group to sustainability. In the 2014 financial year, Telkom spent roughly R17-billion with suppliers, chief procurement officer Ian Russell said at...
 
 
 
 
Aug 05, 2014
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Telecommunications group Telkom plans to take over rival Cell C’s position as South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator, while taking the lead in the broadband sector. Telkom’s embattled capital-intensive mobile arm, which had contributed to continued drag...
Aug 05, 2014
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) has issued a request for information to South Africa’s information and communication technology (ICT) small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) in an effort to develop and promote the smaller...
Aug 05, 2014
Merger notifications alerting South African competition authorities to telecommunication giant Telkom’s R2.67-billion bid for information and communications technology service provider Business Connexion (BCX) have been submitted, with notifications to other...
Aug 04, 2014
AltX-listed investment holding company Huge Group on Monday said it planned to raise R20-million to finance the company’s current rapid growth, as well as to pay a settlement to MTN. Huge tabled a rights offer of 20-million shares to qualifying shareholders at a...
Aug 01, 2014
Telecommunications group Telkom on Friday announced that, following extensive facilitated consultations and deliberations, management and organised labour had reached consensus that the company’s current restructuring process would proceed.  “The parties have...
Aug 01, 2014
A well-defined corporate culture, philosophy and principles, along with industry experts in all of its diverse industry channels, enable information technology (IT) services company EOH to achieve strong and sustained growth. EOH CEO Asher Bohbot notes that all its...
Aug 01, 2014
Enterprise open source software company Red Hat has made a number of acquisitions to boost its business process capabilities and reports strong growth of the business, as large and small companies adopt more cost effective, subscription-based models for information...
Jul 31, 2014
Zunaid Bulbulia
Telecommunications giant MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia has been appointed group chief operating executive, effective immediately, the company announced on Thursday. Former MTN Nigeria CEO Ahmad Farroukh would take up the role of CEO of MTN South Africa.
Jul 30, 2014
The disciplinary hearing of telecommunications giant Telkom’s suspended CFO Jacques Schindehütte was set to resume next Wednesday. Telkom said it hoped the hearing would result in a definitive resolution on the matter of Schindehütte’s personal conduct after a...
Jul 28, 2014
Despite the continued reconfiguration of the new Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), “things are not going to fall through the cracks”, DTPS director-general Rosey Sekese has assured Parliament. Presenting the department’s strategic...
 
 
 
 
Jul 25, 2014
Jose Dos Santos
As South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C reported revenue and subscriber growth during the second quarter of the year, the maturity date of a €160-million senior debt facility has been extended. CEO Jose Dos Santos said in a statement that the...
Jul 25, 2014
Blue Label Telecoms, in conjunction with online partner Prepaid24, has launched a new mobile app to enable users to recharge electricity and airtime on the go and at any time. The Prepaid24 Mobile App, which is available for Android, Blackberry or Windows device...
Jul 25, 2014
TONY SMALLWOOD New technology is ultimately heading towards creating communication between the connected car and the “smart city”
As vehicles become increasingly technologically advanced, the future of the automotive industry is shifting towards the ‘connected car’ that can communicate with external sources, such as the vehicle manufacturer, says mobile network service provider Vodacom...
Jul 25, 2014
Software-defined networking (SDN) is being applied at more than 30 projects in multiple industries worldwide to enable the real-time control and optimisation of data traffic on a fixed network infrastructure. These projects aim to create flexible and configurable...
Jul 25, 2014
Internet Protocol- (IP-) enabled network equipment will enable the creation of software-defined networks that can intelligently manage complex and converged future networks and the continuous growth of bandwidth demand. This is the view of Chinese technology giant...
 
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