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Aug 31, 2015
Six new Johannesburg suburbs – Hurlingham, Glenadrienne, Hyde Park, Northcliff, Sharonlea and Olivedale – have thrown their weight behind telecommunications provider Vumatel to provide fibre-to-the-home in their communities. They would join Saxonwold, Parkwood,...
Aug 28, 2015
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How and when mobile networks expire consumers’ unused data is coming under the spotlight again in South Africa. This is according to the spokesperson of the National Consumer Commission (NCC) Trevor Hattingh.
Aug 28, 2015
Although the Tshimologong digital precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and communication technology (ICT) to help solve social and economic problems in...
Aug 28, 2015
MARAIS VAN HEERDEN The owner/operator should be able to view the overall project design and progress made at any time
Three-dimensional (3D) engineering design models can now be viewed on tablets, which enable stakeholders to view the design without having to buy the design software used to create it, says engineering design firm 3DDraughting executive Marais van Heerden. The...
Aug 28, 2015
Peter Jones Electronic Equipment, a division of the Actum group recently supplied two IV series vision sensors to the Port Elizabeth-based Mobile Emissions Catalyst division of Germany-based chemicals company BASF, says Actum technical sales manager Rob Howes, who...
Aug 28, 2015
Although the Tshimologong Digital Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and communications technology (ICT) to help solve social and economic problems in...
Aug 28, 2015
OUT-OF-VIEW APPLICATION The MobileView uses a 10" display with a resistive touch screen
Industrial automation specialist company Rockwell Automation introduced its new Allen Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface – a mobile terminal that enables plant and industrial personnel to take a machine’s human-machine interface (HMI) with them to make...
Aug 28, 2015
WIRELESS MANAGEMENT STATION
Japanese engineering and software company Yokogawa and Norwegian wireless optical gas-detector developer GasSecure in July announced the delivery of the world’s first SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for use at a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility, in...
Aug 28, 2015
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Aug 24, 2015
The final two sites to transmit the broadcasting frequencies of South Africa’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform will go live in March. State-owned signal distributor Sentech would switch on two of the four greenfield sites – in Burgersfort, Limpopo, and...
Aug 24, 2015
Telecommunications giant MTN and Liquid Telecom on Monday announced a partnership that would see the duo leverage each others' fixed and wireless networks and combining their respective footprints to reach more business customers across Africa and in Europe. The deal...
Aug 21, 2015
The successful companies of the future will be those that can innovate and successfully bundle services and package them for customers, Frost & Sullivan Growth Implementation Solutions director Mark Simoncelli told delegates at the GIL Africa 2015 conference, in Cape...
Aug 21, 2015
Analysts are forecasting that there will be 80-billion connected devices in the world by 2020, with a global Internet economy valued at $14.7-trillion. The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership – GIL Africa, has sketched a radically shifting world, in...
Aug 21, 2015
Cooperation in a company across its structures and divisions, as well as with its external partners, will be a key part of the digital transformation of businesses, and broadly commerce, worldwide, says market research firm International Data Corporation research...
Aug 21, 2015
A key priority for South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel is to develop its capabilities in what is known, in defence jargon, as C4ISTAR – command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and...
Aug 21, 2015
Digital business platforms, which unify the in-house and external information technology (IT) resources of companies, enable these companies to easily adopt new technologies and systems, while retaining the use of their existing systems, says multinational IT company...
Aug 21, 2015
Specialist South African company Alaris Holdings has completed its take-over of US business Antenna Research Associates (ARA). The deal was originally announced in February. Alaris Holdings was previously known as Poynting Holdings and is listed on the AltX of the...
Aug 19, 2015
Blue Label Joint CEO Brett Levy
JSE-listed Blue Label’s retail ambitions were coming to fruition as the group rolled out hundreds of standalone front-end retail stores in a 51:49 joint venture with Edcon Group. The R300-million project would see 400 ‘Edgars Connect’ stores, offering a range of...
Aug 19, 2015
The number of co.za web domain names has surpassed the one million mark for the first time ever. This is according to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) which manages the co.za, web.za, org.za, net.za domains as well as the recently launched city top level domains...
 
 
 
 
Aug 18, 2015
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Government spending on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is projected to top R15-billion as pressure mounts to meet national broadband goals, a report has found. "The South Africa government's total national and provincial ICT spend is projected to grow...
Aug 17, 2015
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A group of magazine publishers is frustrated with the lack of progress in their formal complaint against the South African Post Office (Sapo), which was lodged with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). Managing director at EE Publishers...
Aug 17, 2015
South African mobile phone operator Vodacom is in talks with pay-TV giant Naspers to deliver movies and television programmes to mobile devices, it said on Monday, part of a search for new sources of income from fast-growing data consumers. "We are on record as...
Aug 17, 2015
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Telecommunications giant Telkom and mobile operator MTN on Monday abandoned their bilateral roaming agreement and bid to have Telkom’s radio access network (RAN) transferred to MTN after the Competition Commission dismissed the proposed deal. MTN and Telkom last year...
Aug 14, 2015
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South Africa’s Northern Cape will become the first province to transition from analogue to digital broadcasting as the Department of Communications (DoC) moves to implement the final stages of the years-overdue digital terrestrial television project. In a phased...
Aug 14, 2015
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) will spend the next 12 months unpacking claims that certain mobile network service providers were proposing unfair call and data tariff increases. In April, following a public uproar over proposed cellular tariff hikes and the...
Aug 12, 2015
Dimension Data on Wednesday announced the appointment of Grant Bodley as Middle East and Africa (MEA) CEO, succeeding Derek Wilcocks, who would assume an executive role in the global group from October 1.  
Aug 07, 2015
Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele
Telecommunications and Postal Services Director General Rosey Sekese has been placed on precautionary suspension for a period of 60 days while the Public Service Commission conducts an independent inquiry into the management affairs of the department. “The decision...
Aug 07, 2015
With the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) to be held in November, spectrum for mobile will be at the top of industry body GMSA’s agenda as it lobbies for increased allocations on four bands to meet an unprecedented rise in demand. Despite...
Aug 07, 2015
SUE GEUENS Companies that implement good data management can gain significant market share, make their in-house operations more efficient and lower costs
Customer demand will result in business being forced to use data more effectively, leading to better data management practices across all industries, says industry body Data Management Association of Southern Africa (DAMA SA), and DAMA International, president Sue...
 
 
 
 
Aug 06, 2015
Telkom’s purchase of Business Connexion cleared its final hurdle when it was issued with a clearance certificate by the Takeover Regulation Panel on Thursday. Earlier this week, on Tuesday, the Competition Tribunal approved the deal.
Aug 05, 2015
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
Following the Competition Tribunal’s approval, with conditions, of JSE-listed Telkom’s play for information and communication technology (ICT) firm Business Connexion (BCX), the telecommunications giant now eyed the approval of the Takeover Regulations Panel and the...
Aug 05, 2015
Blue Label Telecoms, which is in the process of finalising its results for the year ended May 31, expects its basic earnings a share for the period to increase between 26% and 29% to between 85.39c and 87.42c. Equally, headline earnings a share were likely to...
Aug 05, 2015
Aug 04, 2015
The Competition Tribunal on Tuesday approved telecommunications giant Telkom’s buy-out of Business Connexion (BCX) with conditions. The conditions included a price freeze on affected products in the upstream by Telkom, a limit on the number of job losses arising from...
Aug 04, 2015
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has come out in support of an independent inquiry into the management of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS). Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele and the Public Service Commission...
Aug 03, 2015
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Monday announced that it was “eager” to “reinitiate” the licensing process for the assignment of the high-demand spectrum. Icasa, which was responsible for the allocation of spectrum to broadcasting...
Aug 03, 2015
Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele
Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele says he agrees with the Public Service Commission’s recommendation that there should be an independent inquiry into the management affairs of the department. The Minister is considering placing...
Jul 31, 2015
Telecommunications group Telkom on Friday said it had posted a 1.7% uptick in net revenue for the three months to June 30, on the back of a strong performance by mobile on data revenue and higher fixed-line subscription revenue. Mobile net revenue for the first three...
Jul 31, 2015
The mass exit of thousands of Telkom employees came as no surprise, trade union Solidarity said this week. Nearly 2 400 employees had opted for Telkom’s voluntary severance packages (VSPs) and officially parted ways with the embattled company on Friday.
 
 
 
 
Jul 31, 2015
LIONEL MOYAL Cloud services providers must compete against other cloud services providers for business by providing up-to-date systems and services
Legacy information technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly obsolete because of the maturity, efficiencies and cost effectiveness of cloud-based IT services, says information and communication technology major T-Systems subsidiary Intervate head Lionel...
Jul 31, 2015
ARMANDÉ KRUGER Balancing the collection and processing of data must be aligned to strategy
Many complementary services enable companies to derive broad value from data inside and outside them. The complexity of data management means that companies’ strategies determine the various data systems and functions they will use, says PBT Group regional sales...
Jul 30, 2015
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Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
Group chief executive officer of Telkom, Sipho Maseko, has said smaller fibre providers are placing “relentless pressure” on the company’s wholesale and networks unit. This is according to an excerpt from Maseko’s strategic review in Telkom’s integrated report for...
Jul 29, 2015
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Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
The City of Tshwane is racing ahead with its free Wi-Fi programme for residents by upgrading the speed of its network as well the number of sites. Tshwane on Wednesday announced that it has increased the speed from an average 7 Mb/s to 15 Mb/s without incurring any...
Jul 29, 2015
Datatec CEO Jens Montanana
Information and communication technology (ICT) group Datatec’s Logicalis subsidiary has moved to buy out US-based Advanced Technology Integration Group (ATIG) for $42-million from MCPc. The conditional acquisition of the system integration and professional services...
 
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