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TalkCentral: Ep 151 – ‘Codpast’

TalkCentral: Ep 151 – ‘Codpast’

In this extra-length edition of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about South Africa’s spectrum mess. Also this week, they talk about First National Bank’s decision to get into the

Broadband Infraco reduces losses

Broadband Infraco reduces losses

State-owned telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has reported a reduced loss of R91m for the year ended 31 March 2016, a significant improvement from the loss of R245m it reported

Telkom CEO tears into Icasa over spectrum

Telkom CEO tears into Icasa over spectrum

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has hit out at communications regulator Icasa over its planned radio frequency spectrum auction, saying the regulatory authority “tends to make rules on the run”, despite the enormous

FNB launches own-branded smartphones

FNB launches own-branded smartphones

First National Bank is stepping up its foray into the mobile telecommunications industry, launching its own-branded smartphones. The low-cost but “high-quality” ConeXis X1 and A1 phones will be available

Justin Spratt to join Uber in top role

Justin Spratt to join Uber in top role

Well-known ICT and advertising industry executive Justin Spratt will join Internet ride-hailing service Uber’s business development team on 1 September, TechCentral has learnt. Spratt joins Uber from the integrated

MTN in new, R10bn BEE scheme

MTN in new, R10bn BEE scheme

Telecommunications group MTN has announced a new black economic empowerment scheme worth R9,9bn. News of the planned scheme, to be called MTN Zakhele Futhi, comes ahead of the November unwinding

Adapt IT hikes dividend on strong earnings

Adapt IT hikes dividend on strong earnings

Not all companies are feeling the pinch of South Africa’s zero-growth economy. Listed technology services group Adapt IT said on Thursday that it has grown headline earnings per share by 36% on the back of a 38%

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Communications regulator Icasa was wrong to push ahead with a planned spectrum auction in the absence of government policy on the issue and should withdraw an invitation to operators to apply for access until that policy

Cwele gives Icasa new ultimatum

Cwele gives Icasa new ultimatum

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele, through department acting director-general Joe Mjwara, has given communications regulator Icasa 15 days to produce a record of proceedings that led to its decision to push ahead with

MTN takes a bath on Afrihost sale

MTN takes a bath on Afrihost sale

MTN has taken an R88m bath on the sale of its 50% stake in Internet service provider Afrihost, the telecommunications group revealed alongside its interim financial results for the six months to June

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