Browsing: Telkom

News
Tax, labour costs hit Telkom earnings

Telkom’s headline and basic earnings per share will decline by between 15% and 25% for the year ended 31 March 2018 as a result of an increased tax bill and higher employee costs, the partially state-owned

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Vodacom to ramp up investment in fixed lines

South Africans are too reliant on mobile for Internet access and more investment needs to be made in fibre-based fixed-line infrastructure to address this, according to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub. Speaking

Opinion
In Woan debate, spectrum is a red herring

Between 1999 and 2004, Telkom’s monopoly of access to crucial international bandwidth and high-speed ADSL lines meant the company could freely charge Internet service providers excessive fees. And they did. Inevitably, this

News
Openserve doubles home fibre speeds

Telkom’s wholesale division, Openserve, has introduced a speedier fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband plan offering 200Mbit/s download speeds to consumers. Previously, the company’s fastest FTTH

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Telkom raises R1bn in bond sale

Telkom has raised R1bn in its first debt issue of the year as South Africa’s biggest landline provider looks to invest in its network and take on rivals including MTN Group and Vodacom Group. After a five-year hiatus, Telkom started

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Telkom launches online retail store

South African technology consumers were disappointed when French telecommunications giant Orange pulled the plug on its local online retail store in 2016. But now Telkom has launched a similar store, promising

Podcasts
Interview: BCX CEO Ian Russell

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod sits down with BCX CEO Ian Russell to talk about the company’s strategy following Telkom’s R2.7bn acquisition of the IT services provider. Russell talks about the

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