Why the telecoms industry is in a bind

2016-05-25 09:02

The telecoms sector faces a conundrum as demand for data continues to soar ahead of voice. But revenue from data is growing at a significantly slower rate than the increase in data traffic.

Telkom’s job cuts bill surges to R2.2bn

2016-05-09 16:27

About 4 200 Telkom employees have accepted voluntary early retirement and severance packages at cost of R2.2bn to the company, according to a market update.

Telkom plays down role in new mega cable

2016-04-20 12:39

Local telecoms company Telkom says it hasn’t financially committed to a new African undersea cable despite signing a memorandum of understanding on the project.

New mega broadband cable planned for SA

2016-04-18 16:27

Broadband connectivity in South Africa is set for a boost after Telkom and MTN inked an agreement on Monday to build a new cable along Africa’s eastern coastline.

Over 1 000 staff choose to leave Telkom

2016-04-05 14:16

Telkom is said to have accepted 1 184 applications for voluntary redundancy, reducing its workforce by about 8.5%.

SA’s high internet costs need intervention - Fin24 user

2016-03-29 14:57

A Fin24 user has expressed his views on why South Africa needs to start paying closer attention to internet costs.

Thumbs up for Telkom, MTN phone contract deals

2016-03-07 09:35

MTN and Telkom have emerged as popular networks for South Africans looking to save cash on phone contracts, according to a local comparison website.

Telkom confirms plan to cut more jobs

2016-02-26 12:33

The company has confirmed a union's claims that it is undergoing an employment process that affects hundreds of employees.

Here's why SA data prices won't come down soon

2016-02-15 10:26

South Africans won’t see a dramatic decline in the cost of data while operators focus on return on investment, says a researcher.

Telkom ‘close to’ reaching R750m deal with govt

2016-02-12 10:38

There have reportedly been extensive discussions between the company and officials about a broadband contract that plans to connect eight districts.


Cwele: SOE cost-cutting plan under way

2016-05-10 14:51

The department of telecommunications and postal services has started to accelerate the rationalisation of state-owned entities to save money, says a minister.

Africa-Asia trade prompts new subsea cable talk

2016-04-25 11:31

Growing trade between Africa and Asia has prompted talk of a new mega subsea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern coastline, says a Hong Kong ICT firm.

MTN bombs on customer satisfaction, says survey

2016-04-20 11:38

Local mobile network MTN is falling behind its rivals when it comes to customer satisfaction scores for wireless internet services, says a survey

Tito Mboweni receiving 'excessive' pay - PIC

2016-04-07 16:03

The PIC has attacked pay policies in the country, taking issue with pay packages of high profile figures, including Accelerate Property Fund chairperson Tito Mboweni.

Cwele skirts Telkom, Broadband Infraco merger question

2016-04-05 13:13

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has distanced his department from reports that Telkom and BBI could merge.

Cell C slashes data prices amid growing competition

2016-03-18 11:53

The mobile network has slashed its pricing for broadband amid increasing market competition and growth from its rivals.

Telkom job cuts a ‘crude stunt’ - Cosatu

2016-03-01 10:32

The trade union body has slammed telecoms company Telkom’s plans to cut 300 jobs and outsource another 254 staff.

UPDATE: Telkom restores airtime recharge glitch

2016-02-24 11:59

Telkom has restored a glitch in its airtime recharge service that affected customers trying to load airtime. Story Updated.

No ‘lead agent’ yet for SA Connect, says govt

2016-02-12 14:47

Government says it hasn’t yet selected the 'lead agent' for its R740m municipal broadband project, despite indications that Telkom could win the deal.

Telkom giving away '1 million megabytes'

2016-02-11 09:12

The telecoms operator has launched a small business charm offensive with a broadband data promotion.

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