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Telkom transfers R1bn to BCX

Telkom transfers R1bn to BCX

Telkom has given R1bn in financial assistance to its IT services subsidiary Business Connexion, it said on Monday. The money will be used by BCX, among other things, to meet working capital requirements. Telkom

SA’s ICT Newsmakers of 2016

SA’s ICT Newsmakers of 2016

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African ICT Newsmakers of 2016. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for

SA start-up Zulzi promises on-demand delivery

SA start-up Zulzi promises on-demand delivery

What if everything you ordered on the Internet was delivered to your door in less than 60 minutes? That’s what a new start-up, Zulzi, is promising. Donald Valoyi, its founder and CEO, has big ambitions to

Inside MTN’s huge network overhaul

Inside MTN’s huge network overhaul

In the 18 months to June 2016, MTN has invested R16bn in its network in South Africa. Nearly a third of this – R4,5bn – was spent on adding 1 300 new physical sites to its footprint. This addition translates

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

Just how well is Telkom’s FreeMe doing?

Just how well is Telkom’s FreeMe doing?

Telkom says its mobile business has been boosted by the launch in July of its FreeMe bundles built around data (not voice minutes) which largely upended the market. It achieved profitability in that unit for the first time

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

Gov’t to save millions in Telkom deal

Gov’t to save millions in Telkom deal

National treasury and Telkom have concluded negotiations on the existing contract for fixed-line telecommunications services for national and provincial departments. In a statement on Monday, national treasury said the

Union threatens to restart Telkom strike

Union threatens to restart Telkom strike

Industrial action could impact telecommunications company Telkom once again, the Communications Workers Union has threatened. In September, the CWU suspended strike against the telecoms

Telkom’s patience in mobile finally pays off

Telkom’s patience in mobile finally pays off

Telkom’s mobile business is finally profitable (and sustainable). Since its launch in 2010 (as 8ta), its cumulative losses total R10bn. In those six financial years (to 31 March 2016), it generated R12,9bn in

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