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Don’t do it, Sentech

State-owned Sentech is reviving plans to build a national broadband network. It wants a second chance and is promising to do things differently this time. However, as much as Sentech’s heart is in the right place, government must not allow it.

Heita! Telkom gets ‘081’ number range

First came “082” and “083” for Vodacom and MTN, then “084” for Cell C when the third mobile operator launched a decade ago. Now a new number prefix, “081”, will be introduced this week, and it belongs to Telkom. Telkom’s new mobile arm, which will

Branded Internet makes wholesale play

Bandwidth provider Branded Internet, which provides white-label solutions for companies such as Musica and Incredible Connection, is promising to slash local wholesale bandwidth rates by up to 38%. “Following our success in the white-label

Vox Telecom to delist?

Could Vox Telecom be delisted from the JSE? If rumours swirling around the telecommunications industry are anything to go by, that’s exactly what’s on the cards. The alternative telecommunications provider is trading under cautionary

Didata delisting in sight

About 93% of Dimension Data shareholders have approved the sale of the listed IT group to Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corp, clearing the way for its delisting from the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges.

Telkom fights threat of R3,5bn fine

Telkom on Monday called on the Competition Tribunal to quash two referrals by the Competition Commission and Internet Solutions (IS) that could see it fined up to R3,5bn for alleged anticompetitive behaviour. In October last year, the commission referred a case of anticompetitive behaviour

Sentech poised to name new CEO

Sentech’s board has nominated a new CEO to lead the troubled stated-owned company. But it will only be a position to name the individual chosen once cabinet has approved his appointment, probably later this month. That’s the word from Sentech chairman Quraysh Patel

Q&A with Neotel’s Ajay Pandey

Neotel expects to double the number of retail consumers using its network within the next six to nine months as a direct result of its launching its first prepaid services. MD Ajay Pandey says he’d be

First flight for Virgin spaceship (video)

Virgin Galactic has taken its first steps to making commercial space travel a reality, with Sunday’s first flight of SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Enterprise. Enterprise was released from its mother ship, Eve, at an altitude of 13,7km.

Neotel back for another go

Telecommunications operator Neotel is back for another stab at the consumer market, relaunching its offerings in voice and entry level broadband. The company, which has struggled to make a meaningful impact in the consumer telecoms space