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Huge ADSL price relief for SA

5  June  2006
Johannesburg - Telkom announced on Monday that it filed for a cut in ADSL rental of up to 32% and an overall price cut of 2.1% with the independent telecommunications authority Icasa. Africa's biggest telecoms company said in a statement that the main beneficiaries of its proposed price changes will be ADSL users who will enjoy a reduction in rentals of up to 32%. There are also reductions of up to 20% in the monthly rental for residential ISDN services, a decrease of up to 39% in the rates for IPLCs ...

 

Telkom boss knew of tender ties

2  June  2006
Johannesburg - Papi Molotsane, Telkom's chief executive, was aware of the connection between the fixed-line phone company's chief of corporate affairs and a businessman to whom Telkom granted a multi-million rand tender last year. This acknowledgement by Anton Klopper, head of Telkom's legal services, follows an earlier report by Sake, sister publication of Fin24, that Mandla Ngcobo, Telkom's corporate chief, had business ties with Sello Mahlangu, director and shareholder of Value SA. Value SA was las...

 

'Govt is failing farmers'

2  June  2006
Government and its structures are failing the farming community miserably in terms of rural security, Free State Agriculture said on Friday. "You all know that criminals are simply operating with impunity within the confines of our society," the organisation's president Louw Steytler said during a media briefing on safety and security in the province. The farming body was reacting to various farm murders and theft in the Free State in the last two months. Steytler also announced that Free State A...

 

Satellite Signal Channel Migration requires retuning

1  June  2006
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Is Telkom confused?

1  June  2006
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SA’s Vodacom is Vodafone’s shining star

1  June  2006
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MTN says S.African mobile market nears saturation

1  June  2006
Thu Jun 1, 2006 5:16 PM GMT By Gordon Bell CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Africa's biggest cell phone operator MTN believes the South African market is close to saturation and is focusing on profitability not subscribers as the scramble for the final few customers hots up. MTN South Africa managing director Maanda Manyatshe denied on Thursday the firm had dropped the ball at home as it expands aggressively into the rest of the continent, despite statistics showing its rival Vodacom is winning market share....

 

Wage dispute could knock Telkom

1  June  2006
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 A wage dispute between unions and the Total Facility Management Company (TFMC) may affect Telkom, the SA Communications Union (Sacu) said on Thursday. Sacu spokesperson Jannie Volschenk said the majority of TFMC employees are electricians and air conditioning technicians solely responsible for maintenance and repairs to Telkom systems. Sacu is demanding an eight percent wage increase and TFMC is only offering 6.1 percent. CCMA intervened "Sacu further demands an incentive ...

 

What is Telkom’s real agenda?

1  June  2006
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Icasa looks into South Africa's ADSL

1  June  2006
Rudolph Muller Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 08:00 | © Moneyweb Holdings Limited, 1997-2006 ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) recently held public hearings to assess possible changes to the provisioning and pricing of ADSL in South Africa. These hearings were brought on by consumer complaints regarding the service, and the authority is now finalising its regulations to govern this service. There were presentations from many stakeholders, including concerned consumers, MyADSL,...

 

International bandwidth prices to fall

1  June  2006
June 01, 2006 12:43 IST Telecom regulator TRAI feels that there is some scope for further reduction in the bandwidth prices, which has the potential to cause a fall in the cost of telecom and IT as well as IT-enabled services in the country. "There are already some movements in that direction (of a further fall in the bandwidth cost), which can be seen in cases like VSNL and Reliance where one of the players was granted access to the landing stations of the other on Indian coasts by an International ...

 

Departing secretary nails Icasa chair for “sleeping at his desk”

1  June  2006
June 1st, 2006 Paris Mashile, chair of Icasa, the powerful broadcasting and telecoms regulator, is often asleep in his office during the day, with his shoes off, according to his former executive secretary. In her exit interview, Shameen Naidoo describes Mashile as a person who, in the few hours he was both at Icasa and awake, did his own private work and ignored his official correspondence for weeks at a time. The exit interview was leaked to this blog yesterday, shortly after Ms Naidoo left office ...

 

MWEB threatens Telkom's dominance on calls

1  June  2006
Naspers-owned internet service provider MWEB will today launch “Broadband Talk” which will make voice calls cheaper and is aimed at taking market share away from Telkom. The offering uses voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology to convert voice calls to data and route these cheaply to their destinations. The beauty of this service, says MWEB CEO Rudi Jansen is that consumers “will be able to use a normal telephone handset to do it. Users will be able to make international and cellphone calls ...

 

Opposition unhappy with Icasa Bill

31  May  2006
Wed, 31 May 2006 Parliament on Tuesday approved legislative changes that boost its own role and lessens that of the executive in the appointment of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) council. The Icasa Amendment Bill was given the go-ahead by the National Assembly despite objections from five opposition political parties. It would be referred to President Thabo Mbeki, who sent back an earlier version, to sign into law. Mbeki sent back earlier version Mbeki refused to s...

 

Vodacom's profit rise fails to lift Telkom

31  May  2006
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