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Jul 01, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago Trade union Solidarity will approach the Labour Court to obtain an urgent interdict against the planned restructuring and retrenchments at State-owned telecommunications giant Telkom. “Telkom is disregarding an agreement on restructuring processes it had concluded...
Jul 01, 2015
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina
The first leg of one of South Africa’s largest equity equivalent investment programmes (EEIP) aimed at bringing a research hub to the nation’s shores along with enterprise and deep skills development was officially implemented on Wednesday. The launch of an...
Jul 01, 2015
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve, with conditions, Vodacom’s proposed R7-billion buy-out of Neotel. Post-merger, Vodacom would have sole control over Neotel, which would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.   The...
Jun 30, 2015
Strike action against South Africa’s second-biggest mobile network MTN has not ended yet, the company confirmed on Tuesday. Reports in weekend newspapers indicated that MTN and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) both compromised on demands to end a strike among...
Jun 30, 2015
The Competition Tribunal hearings into telecommunications giant Telkom’s buy-out of information and communication technology (ICT) firm Business Connexion (BCX) would convene from July 30 to August 7. This followed the Competition Commission’s approval of the...
Jun 29, 2015
As the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) outlined its efforts to rationalise the State-owned companies (SOCs) that report to it, confusion had shrouded the deliberations of the governing parliamentary portfolio committee as there were more...
Jun 26, 2015
Telecoms giant Cell C has completed the issuance of €240-million of new first-priority senior secured notes, supplementing the €160-million in notes already in issuance and taking the total amount in issuance to €400-million. The proceeds would be used to fund the...
Jun 26, 2015
The Western Cape business process outsourcing (BPO) industry created 4 400 new jobs in the 2014/15 financial year, Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPeSA) said on Friday. As a region, the Western Cape accounted for almost 60% of all BPO jobs in South Africa...
Jun 26, 2015
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Jun 22, 2015
More than a third of risk professionals throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East (EMEA) have, over the past two years, experienced an average $2.1-million economic knock owing to disruptions, data breaches or security exploits; however, many companies remain...
Jun 19, 2015
Telecommunications group Telkom has halted engagements with organised labour over its “aggressive” restructuring programme that could see thousands out of a job within a few months. The company on Friday said it would now approach the Commission for Conciliation,...
Jun 19, 2015
SIMON HARRISON Analysing unstructured data within company records is becoming increasingly important
Enterprise information management systems that are aware of the needs of applications, and the requirements of the business process involved to which they are feeding data, are delivering good value and efficiency to users, says information management specialist...
Jun 19, 2015
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SECURING SOLUTION The KE922 is an easy-to-use tensioning hand tool with a manual cutoff handle
Stainless-steel clamping solutions provider Banding & Identification Solutions last month delivered 200 of the company’s proprietary stainless steel Band-It ties to communication device and services provider Communication Technology Broadcasting (CTB) to tie down the...
Jun 19, 2015
Business software solutions provider Sage launched its Sage Foundation earlier this month and plans to open the foundation for business globally in October.
Jun 19, 2015
TONY REID Software-defined infrastructure can lower costs, provide a new use for equipment reaching its end of life and enable human resources to be redeployed
Virtualised infrastructure is delivering more efficient information technology (IT) functionality from existing infrastructure, says IT company Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) emerging markets COO Tony Reid. Virtualisation focuses on abstracting software from hardware to...
Jun 19, 2015
KASIEF ISAACS The impact of the connectivity on gross domestic product, economic access and job opportunities has been the subject of extensive research
Tshwane municipality’s free WiFi initiative, rolled out by nonprofit organisation Project Isizwe, could provide a model for social-impact bonds in South Africa, whereby the private sector guarantees delivery of services, the public sector guarantees payment and...
Jun 17, 2015
Application delivery specialist F5 Networks believes its joint support for the enterprise application future through its partnership with US-based technology giant Cisco, enables information technology to be deployed faster, as well as optimises key business...
Jun 17, 2015
Despite the rising global popularity of long-term evolution (LTE) technology, second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) technologies would remain the dominant mobile platforms for the next decade. The decline of 3G subscribers in the US and Europe was being...
Jun 17, 2015
Vodacom has expressed cautious welcome over one regulator's approval of its planned bid to buy Neotel. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) earlier this week gave Vodacom the green light to buy Neotel for R7-billion.
 
 
 
 
Jun 17, 2015
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Communications Minister Faith Muthambi
Despite South Africa officially missing the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline for the digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi this week assured that there would be no broadcasting disruptions. The...
Jun 15, 2015
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A strike over higher pay at South African mobile phone operator MTN Group stretched into its fourth week on Monday, disrupting the supply of some new mobile phones. The strike, the first to hit Africa's biggest mobile phone operator since its formation in 1994, is...
Jun 15, 2015
Creamer Media’s Telecommunications 2015 report reviews South Africa’s telecommunications market and the major companies operating in the sector. The report provides information on the country’s voice and data communications and corporate activity in the sector. It...
Jun 12, 2015
AVI ROSE A simple password is sufficient protection for daily use of electronic signatures, while higher-level signatories might need to provide their biometric details
Electronic signatures are being used in some governmental departments, while a pilot programme for using these signatures is being conducted in some courts, says electronic signature company DocuSign regional business manager for Africa Avi Rose. The Department of...
Jun 12, 2015
DARK FIBRE NETWORK Dark Fibre Africa’s network has the capacity to handle bandwidths far larger than South Africa’s expected broadband traffic requirements over the next 20 years
Implementing open-access fibre-optic networks is integral to helping municipal services transfer data quicker in a smart city, says fibre network provider Dark Fibre Africa (DFA).
Jun 11, 2015
Trade union Solidarity was gearing up to take telecommunications giant Telkom to task over labour processes during its “most aggressive” restructuring programme that would see thousands out of a job within a few months. Addressing media at the union’s headquarters,...
Jun 11, 2015
US-based information technology giant Cisco is partnering with 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate the creation of innovative cloud services for the Intercloud – a global network of clouds being established by Cisco and its partners. This first wave...
Jun 10, 2015
As global cyberthreat alerts rise by around 14% year-on-year, it has emerged that South Africa, and other African countries, remain significantly unprepared for a cyberattack and its aftermath. Advisory firm Deloitte technology, media and telecommunications leader...
Jun 10, 2015
US-based information technology giant Cisco announced the launch of the Firepower 9300 integrated security platform at the Cisco Live 2015 conference in San Diego, in the US, this week. The new offering enabled users to embed security throughout the extended network...
Jun 10, 2015
As JSE-listed Telkom's “Telkom 2.0” turnaround continued to gain traction, the telecommunications group has confirmed that nearly 8 000 employees would be impacted in one way or another. The group, which had shaved 1.2% off its operating costs in the financial year...
 
 
 
 
Jun 09, 2015
Trade union Solidarity on Tuesday claimed that, within the next two months, 7 800 employees at telecommunications group Telkom would be retrenched or transferred to other businesses. In a statement released following an “information session” with Telkom, Solidarity...
Jun 09, 2015
Digitally ready or not, it is time for companies to evolve to remain relevant to their customers as digitisation moves out of a technology realm and into a business imperative. A three-city panel debate spearheaded by Telkom Business saw participants unpack the...
Jun 09, 2015
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko says that if Vodacom’s bid to buy Neotel is given the green light by regulators, it could make for “formidable” competition. Vodacom, which is South Africa’s largest mobile network with over 30 million subscribers, last year made a bid to buy...
Jun 08, 2015
Jun 08, 2015
Local mobile network Vodacom has again edged out rivals in terms of mobile customer satisfaction while Cell C is South Africa's most improved service provider. But overall customer satisfaction levels in the industry are falling. This is according to the South...
Jun 08, 2015
JSE-listed Telkom on Monday posted double-digit gains in earnings for the year ended March 31, 2015, allowing the company to resume the suspended dividend payouts promised by CEO Sipho Maseko last year. For the first time since 2011, Telkom declared a dividend to...
Jun 05, 2015
Nasdaq-listed Novatel Wireless has entered into negotiations with JSE-listed Digicore with a view to acquiring the fleet management and vehicle tracking group for R4 a share. The US-based wireless broadband provider was in the process of finalising its funding of the...
Jun 05, 2015
Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P's) warning over Cell C’s R2-billion unsecured debt is is no cause for concern to the head of First National Bank’s (FNB's) new mobile network. FNB will become the first bank in South Africa to launch a mobile network when it...
Jun 05, 2015
The City of Johannesburg recently called on entrepreneurs to take advantage of the economic public space it has created through its inaugural Hack.Jozi Challenge to boost the productivity of the city’s economy through information and communication technology (ICT)...
Jun 05, 2015
Events management company Ticketpro, a subsidiary of JSE-listed telecommunications major Blue Label Telecoms, is developing a mobile application (app) that will include its near-field communications (NFC) technologies and capabilities to deliver better and...
 
 
 
 
Jun 05, 2015
CRAIG TERBLANCHE Functionalities of apps can be broadened as they are used and additional portions of work or functions identified
A company’s mobile application (app) strategy should link data sources inside and outside the company to enable the company to respond quickly to any opportunities and improve customer reach and service, says app platform development company Outsystems South Africa...
Jun 05, 2015
The City of Johannesburg recently called on entrepreneurs to take advantage of the economic public space it created, through its inaugural Hack.Jozi Challenge, to boost the productivity of the city’s economy with information and communications technology (ICT)...
Jun 05, 2015
LAURENCE SMITH Companies can have multiple levels of surveillance and monitoring without significantly impacting on the workloads of operators or their networks
Starlight, thermal and personnel video streams can be added to existing video surveillance systems, while control room platforms enable all these streams to be monitored simultaneously, says video surveillance specialists Graphic Image Technologies (GIT) executive...
Jun 04, 2015
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An overwhelming majority of opinion leaders expect growth in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Africa to continue in the coming months, with telecommunications and infrastructure viewed as the leading investment sectors, a survey has found. The survey, carried...
Jun 04, 2015
China's Huawei Technologies company expects to double smartphone device import to South Africa, reaching two-million this year, CE of the local unit said on Thursday. "Last year we sold one-million devices and this year in 2015 we will double the shipment," Steven Wu...
 
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