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TalkCentral: Ep 160 – ‘Snake on a podcast’

TalkCentral: Ep 160 – ‘Snake on a podcast’

On TalkCentral this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Internet Solutions’ planned acquisition of MWeb. Also this week, Nokia’s making a comeback (kind of), the Orange

Seacom to pursue acquisitions

Seacom to pursue acquisitions

Seacom, the company that built the first subsea telecommunications cable along Africa’s east coast, has said it plans to make acquisitions that will give it direct access to metropolitan fibre infrastructure

Students to get their own MVNO

Students to get their own MVNO

Academic bookstore Van Schaik has become the latest company to announce plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator in South Africa. The virtual operator, which piggybacks on

TalkCentral: Ep 159 – ‘Grey Friday’

TalkCentral: Ep 159 – ‘Grey Friday’

On TalkCentral this week, we chat Black Friday. But not for long, because there’s real news, too – like MTN vowing to take market share from Vodacom and Cell C’s BEE shareholder suing it over the planned restructuring. Also this week, the

Why MTN’s BEE offer missed its target

Why MTN’s BEE offer missed its target

MTN’s public offer in terms of its third black economic empowerment deal, valued at R9,9bn has closed – but short of its target. The public offering to qualifying black participants at a subscription price of R20/share for a minimum

Streaming is the future of television: DStv

Streaming is the future of television: DStv

Streaming video is the future of television, but it’s not necessarily a better business model than traditional, satellite-based pay TV. That’s the view of DStv Digital Media head Graeme Cumming

SA start-up Snode steps up war on cyber crooks

SA start-up Snode steps up war on cyber crooks

One of the biggest problems with identifying cybersecurity breaches is knowing that they happened at all. Too often, attackers breach companies’ defences and remain undetected until it’s too

Why SA Connect tender was cancelled

Why SA Connect tender was cancelled

The State IT Agency has finally explained why it pulled the plug on a government tender, worth up to R1,5bn, to roll out broadband to underserviced parts of the country: none of the bidders qualified. The tender was the first phase of a network

SA Connect broadband tender cancelled

SA Connect broadband tender cancelled

The State IT Agency (Sita) has cancelled a tender for the construction of a rural broadband network under the South Africa Connect broadband strategy. Late last week, Sita published a notice in the

MTN to host ‘household names’ as MVNOs

MTN to host ‘household names’ as MVNOs

MTN South Africa is set to help launch consumer brands as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), according to the company’s CEO. The brands include “household names”, MTN South Africa

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