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Did commission err on Telkom, MTN deal?

Did commission err on Telkom, MTN deal?

Did the Competition Commission do the right thing in seeking to block – in the process scuppering – the network sharing deal between Telkom and MTN? On the surface, it appears it was the right move for consumers, but dig a little deeper and one has to question whether the

ShowMax, Netflix and SA’s disrupted TV future

ShowMax, Netflix and SA’s disrupted TV future

The television entertainment industry in South Africa is in for significant disruption in the next 18 months. And couch potatoes look set to be the biggest beneficiaries as competition intensifies between traditional broadcasters and new Internet streaming providers

Cwele must seize rare opportunity

Cwele must seize rare opportunity

Finally, there’s a move to try to do something about the dysfunction crippling the department of telecommunications & postal services. The mess at the department has become a barrier blocking the development of South Africa’s information and

Storm clouds gather over ICT sector

Storm clouds gather over ICT sector

A sense of doom and gloom seems to be settling over South Africa’s information and communications technology industry. Some of the pessimism is inherited from the deep structural problems afflicting

Mteto Nyati’s ambitious plan to reinvent MTN

Mteto Nyati’s ambitious plan to reinvent MTN

Radically improving MTN’s customer service, aggressively growing the company’s top line – in part by taking market share from bigger rival Vodacom – expanding into business services, and building

The challenge of connecting SA’s rural poor

The challenge of connecting SA’s rural poor

Carlos Rey-Moreno, senior researcher at the University of the Western Cape, is involved in a fascinating project to extend affordable connectivity – voice and data – to the remote and desperately poor

More turmoil at the top for MTN

More turmoil at the top for MTN

So, Ahmad Farroukh, MTN South Africa’s CEO of the past 11 months, is leaving at the end of July. His tenure has been rocky, to say the least. He was brought in to turn around the troubled operator

Neotel deal lights fuse under SA telecoms

Neotel deal lights fuse under SA telecoms

Perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of this week’s conditional approval by the Competition Commission of Vodacom’s R7bn acquisition of Neotel is not that the commission has attached stringent conditions to the

Telkom’s core business comes under threat

Telkom’s core business comes under threat

At Telkom’s recent annual results presentation, CEO Sipho Maseko revealed an astonishing fact. He said there are now at least 25 companies building fibre-to-the-home broadband infrastructure in South Africa

Troubled times at Twitter

Troubled times at Twitter

It’s been nine years since Jack Dorsey sketched out with pen and paper the idea for a group SMS service, an idea that would go on to become Twitter. It’s no exaggeration that the social network has

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