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Sep 15, 2014
Telkom CFO Deon Fredericks
Telecommunications group Telkom has permanently appointed Deon Fredericks CFO, with immediate effect. Fredericks, who is a chartered accountant, has held senior positions at Telkom since 1993 including the position of deputy CFO since 2011. He has also served as...
Sep 12, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is preparing to hold public hearings into the state of competition in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector from October 1 to 3. Icasa embarked on a multimonth high-level inquiry in...
Sep 12, 2014
PFUNGWA SERIMA SAP Africa’s focus over the next year will be on knowledge transfer and skills development, coverage and partnerships
Enterprise resource planning giant SAP will invest $500-million in its African operations until 2020, with the short-term aim of broadening its skills development initiatives and local presence on the continent, says SAP Africa CEO Pfungwa Serima. “Each quarter, SAP...
Sep 12, 2014
FRANK RIZZO Data analytics systems compare different sets of data and enable detailed, complex and informed decisions to be made to improve the company or division
The quality of data that data analytics systems use is a core criterion to derive value from such systems for businesses in South Africa, with many private-sector organisations placing advertisements for data quality specialists. The practical elements of...
Sep 11, 2014
Liquid Telecom, which is majority owned by Econet Wireless Global, plans to spend $200-million across the African countries where it operates over the next year to expand its network, a company executive said on Thursday. Liquid Telecom is constructing a fibre optic...
Sep 11, 2014
AltX-listed investment holding company Huge Group on Thursday said it had paid the R10-million settlement amount owed to telecommunications company MTN and that all legal action instituted by MTN against the group would be withdrawn. This comes after Huge announced...
Sep 09, 2014
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer
Power and automation group ABB is moving to “shift the centre of gravity” of the corporation to accelerate its already strong global power and automation position to the next level, amid the global change in the electrical value chain and the fourth industrial...
Sep 08, 2014
In line with an industry-wide strategy to drive cost efficiencies through the use of shared passive infrastructure, African telecoms tower company Eaton Towers has inked a deal to acquire over 3 500 towers in six countries from global telecommunications services...
Sep 08, 2014
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Sep 05, 2014
Telecommunications group Telkom’s business arm has unveiled a new service that will enable Telkom Business customers to answer calls anywhere and from any phone. The Single Number service links a landline telephone number to multiple mobile and fixed-line phones,...
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) officially launched its Science and Technology Park (STP) in East London, in the Eastern Cape, last month to accelerate economic development.
Sep 05, 2014
DAVID HOLMES Computationally onerous encryption systems remain vulnerable to denial of service attacks on companies
Users expect all data transmissions to be encrypted to ensure privacy, but these same privacy measures, which typically mask Internet communications, also enable malware to infiltrate organisations and networks, says integrated network management company F5 Networks...
Sep 05, 2014
EEZIFONE The Eezifone provides control over communication costs, while ensuring that the user can always be contacted or make a call when required
The low-cost, durable Eezifone cell phone enables the security, technical services, mining and commercial industries to provide communications and emergency communications for all its mobile workers. The cell phone is about the size of a credit card, weighs 40 g and...
Sep 04, 2014
IHS Holdings’ Africa-based tower portfolio would grow to over 20 000 after an in-principle agreement with telecommunications giant MTN would see up to 9 151 mobile network towers in Nigeria transferred to IHS. From the fourth quarter of 2014 – subject to requisite...
Sep 04, 2014
Jens Montanana
JSE-listed information and communication technology group Datatec’s Westcon subsidiary has acquired US-based cloud services business Verecloud for $12-million. Verecloud, which was established in 2006, is the developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for...
Sep 03, 2014
Trade union Solidarity said the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) should facilitate telecommunication group MTN’s planned retrenchments. Solidarity head of the communications Marius Croucamp noted in a statement that MTN should engage an...
Sep 02, 2014
Despite being Africa’s economic powerhouse, South Africa has fallen behind in terms of the number of people per 100 that have access to fixed and mobile broadband, Saab Grintek Technologies CTO Suraj Ramlall said on Tuesday. Broadband in South Africa was generally...
Sep 02, 2014
Some of the best innovations worldwide had been conceptualised and delivered during or immediately following a recessionary period, Internet Solutions MD Saki Missaikos said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications...
 
 
 
 
Sep 02, 2014
Fibre has emerged as a key aspect of telecommunications group Telkom’s turnaround and its ambitions of becoming “a clear broadband leader”. Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference, in Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday, Telkom...
Sep 02, 2014
Access to the Internet was fundamental to educating South Africa’s uneducated, unemployed and rural citizens, a panel of speakers at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference (Satnac), held in Port Elizabeth, agreed on Tuesday. The need...
Sep 02, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa’s digital revolution was not set to get under way  – it had already started, Ericsson VP for strategy, marketing and communication Tumi Sekhukhune told delegates at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference (Satnac),...
Sep 01, 2014
The Financial Services Board (FSB) has extended telecommunications group MTN’s broad-based black economic-empowerment trading platform MTN Zakhele’s exemption to the directive requiring over-the-counter (OTC) trading platforms to apply for a licence to operate, for...
Sep 01, 2014
The 14 350 km Sat-3/Wasc/Safe cable system connecting Europe to the west coast of Africa has been successfully upgraded, doubling the system capacity. The fourth upgrade, undertaken by Alcatel-Lucent and the Sat-3/Wasc/Safe consortium, which includes Telkom, had seen...
Sep 01, 2014
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
As telecommunications group Telkom continued the turnaround that raised its share price from R11 a few years ago to the current R55 a share, the previously beleaguered group aimed to play a significant role in the provision of broadband to all South Africans....
Sep 01, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Monday called for comment on a new roadmap aimed to promote investments, enable a “vibrant and competitive” telecommunications industry and ensure universal broadband access. Stakeholders would have...
Sep 01, 2014
Dr Siyabonga Cwele
As South Africa entered the “spring” of its ambitious South Africa (SA) Connect broadband strategy, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Monday assured stakeholders that South Africa’s information and communication technology (ICT)...
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 conditions,...
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 guiding...
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
Global engineering and specialist technical services firm Aurecon has designed an Intelligent Incident Management Portal (IIMP) for the Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM), in the Eastern Cape, to assist in dealing with community concerns regarding service...
Aug 20, 2014
Telecommunications giant MTN has kicked off a three-year contract that would see street lamps and pole masts equipped with antennas to improve network coverage and quality across west and northern Johannesburg. MTN this week started installing antennas on street...
Aug 20, 2014
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C has significantly cut into the prepaid airtime sales of number two operator MTN, as the nation’s telecommunications companies continue to battle it out to gain market share in an increasingly competitive market....
Aug 20, 2014
Ghana company Surfline Communications launched the country's first 4G data network on Tuesday in partnership with French technology company Alcatel-Lucent, making Ghana the sixth nation in sub-Saharan Africa to get the high-speed service. The wholly-owned company...
 
 
 
 
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...
 
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