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Telkom launches LTE-A in five more suburbs

2014-12-12 11:46

Mobile broadband speeds of up to 150Mbps are available in five more suburbs from Telkom, but a promotional offer for the service involves a three year contract.

Telkom launches fibre broadband in selected suburbs

2014-12-01 12:46

Several suburbs in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape now have access to fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband services from local telecoms player Telkom.

Telkom, MultiChoice strike DStv Explora and data deal

2014-11-20 18:00

From Sunday 23 November consumers acquiring a new broadband contract from Telkom for 24 months will get one of MultiChoice's DStv Explora decoders for free

406 Telkom managers get the chop

2014-11-17 08:45

Telkom SA has laid off 406 managers, the chief executive of the fixed-line operator has said.

Retrenchments to eat into Telkom earnings

2014-11-03 12:31

Telkom has slashed its half-year earnings forecast by up to 70% from a year ago, citing costs related to an ongoing restructuring process.

Hundreds of Telkom managers leave

2014-10-24 16:09

More than 300 managers at Telkom have left the company voluntarily as part of a restructuring process, Solidarity says.

Telkom must retract retrenchment letters - union

2014-10-13 18:58

Labour union Solidarity has declared a dispute with Telkom over retrenchment notices sent to employees.

Telkom issues retrenchment letters

2014-10-10 21:00

Telkom has issued retrenchment letters to 105 staff members, according the Communication Workers' Union.

JSE ends slightly lower, Telkom slumps

2014-09-16 18:30

South African stocks have ended a touch lower, in line with major overseas markets, with Telkom among the worst performers.

Icasa proposes gradual connection rate cuts

2014-09-05 22:28

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has lengthened the time frame for planned cuts to mobile connection fees.

Suspended Telkom CFO Schindehütte resigns

2014-08-08 19:02

Suspended Telkom chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte has resigned following an investigation, but he leaves the parastatal with full benefits.

Tech firms still mostly white, male

2014-07-25 12:25

Technology companies are still largely seen as too white and too male, and a new diversity publication from Pinterest seems to confirm this perception.

Police investigating Telkom CEO

2014-07-25 11:30

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case, the City of Johannesburg has said.

Telkom retrenchment saga takes new twist

2014-07-18 16:59

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko informs staff that the company hasn’t suspended the process to restructure the business through reducing the number of employees.

SA will profit from a leaner, more agile Telkom

2014-07-17 07:17

Trimming Telkom’s bloated staff numbers is a necessary evil for its survival, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom sees no regulatory hurdles for BCX bid

2014-07-11 13:19

The JSE has already granted BCX approvals for the termination of its listing, provided the proposed deal becomes unconditional.

Unions take on Telkom over planned job cuts

2014-07-08 11:23

Two unions representing some of Telkom's workers are taking the landline provider to court over possible retrenchments.

Lack of scales makes Telkom CEO nervous

2014-07-06 11:24

Telkom boss Sipho Maseko says the parastatal will need to work on resolving its scale issue, adding that it needs to win over the South African market.

MTN could fix Telkom

2014-07-01 07:29

Is Telkom all dolled up for a sale, or is it trying to attract a strategic equity partner, asks Gugu Lourie.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:17

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom posts rise in full-year earnings

2014-06-13 10:26

Telkom SA has reported an expected 35% jump in full-year headline earnings, but warned revenues from its landline business would be under pressure.

Telkom sees earnings jump nine-fold

2014-05-29 11:45

Telkom says its aggressive turnaround strategy under Chief Executive Sipho Maseko is paying off.

Telkom makes offer to buy Business Connexion

2014-05-22 10:43

Telkom SA has offered to buy Business Connexion for R2.67bn as it seeks to expand its information and communication technology services.

Telkom jumps on CEO's cost-cut plans

2014-04-09 16:25

Shares of Telkom has gained close to 3% after its chief executive told a newspaper he aims to cut R1bn in annual costs as part of a drive to turn around the operator.

Cheaper call rates battle hots up

2014-03-03 12:17

Telkom has entered a fierce commercial battle where everybody is seemingly gunning industry giants MTN and Vodacom over termination fees.

 

Telkom and Blue Label settle dispute

2014-12-10 11:06

A dispute dating back to Telkom’s failed Nigerian telecoms venture Multi-Links, which centred on a distribution deal, has been settled according to an announcement.

SA’s best and worst cellphone contracts

2014-11-27 10:18

Telkom is leading South Africa’s mobile phone contract market pack when it comes to the best deals followed by rival Cell C, says a telecom pricing research firm.

Telkom earnings tumble as restructuring bites

2014-11-17 09:24

Telkom SA has posted an expected drop in first-half earnings, hit in part by restructuring costs after it had to let go hundreds of workers.

Telkom turnaround: fact or fiction?

2014-11-06 10:37

Telkom may expect improved financial figures but it still has a long way to go before it makes a profit, says Gugu Lourie.

Fibre broadband coming to your suburb

2014-10-30 12:40

Fibre broadband is coming to South African suburbs, and residents can choose to be next in line for connection.

Union warns Telkom about firing workers

2014-10-17 06:00

Solidarity has threatened to take legal action against Telkom if any of its members are forcefully retrenched, says spokesperson Marius Croucamp.

Union, Telkom face-off over nepotism charge

2014-10-13 10:00

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has been accused of nepotism by the Communication Workers Union.

Icasa announces new call rate regulations

2014-09-29 19:49

New call termination rates favouring smaller cellular operators have been announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA.

Protector asked to probe Maseko

2014-09-07 13:00

The public protector has been asked to investigate several Johannesburg officials for allegedly interfering in a metro police probe involving Telkom's CEO.

Business Connexion approves Telkom takeover

2014-08-11 15:26

IT outsourcing company Business Connexion has announced that its shareholders has voted overwhelmingly in favour of being acquired by Telkom.

Telkom's property poser

2014-07-30 11:04

BEE may be hindering Telkom's plans to offload redundant real estate, says Gugu Lourie.

Police probing Telkom CEO for alleged car cloning

2014-07-25 12:14

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case, the City of Johannesburg says.

Court solidifies Telkom agreement

2014-07-22 20:30

An agreement between Telkom and Solidarity about Telkom's restructuring and retrenchment process has been made a court order, says union.

Telkom suspends restructuring - Solidarity

2014-07-18 07:43

Trade union Solidarity says Telkom has suspended its current restructuring and retrenchment process, after the two parties reached an agreement.

Will Telkom’s R2.7bn BCX bid make the grade?

2014-07-14 13:00

Telkom's R2.7bn offer for Business Connexion may not be strong enough to stop a bidding war for the fast-growing technology group, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom faces court action over planned job cuts

2014-07-09 08:24

Two unions representing some of Telkom SA's workers say they will take the landline provider to court over plans to slash jobs from a management layer.

Telkom troubles

2014-07-07 07:26

Why is there only one call centre channel for all queries, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Solidarity cautions Telkom about race

2014-07-04 05:00

Solidarity has warned Telkom not to use race in deciding which employees to retrench and its consulting its lawyers.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:20

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom promises 20 suburbs fibre broadband

2014-06-13 14:01

Telkom has announced that it will begin a fibre to the home broadband project in a series of tweets.

JSE ends flat, but Telkom jumps

2014-05-29 18:46

South African stocks have closed largely flat although shares of Telkom climbed after it forecast a nine-fold surge in earnings.

Union to fight Telkom job losses

2014-05-22 14:00

The Communication Workers' Union has vowed to resist job losses at Telkom after the company announced plans to retrench workers.

Good move, Telkom

2014-04-22 13:37

Telkom’s cellular play is good news for local industry, says Rob Lith.

Is your ADSL service provider ripping you off?

2014-03-18 14:08

A new trend is emerging in the ADSL arena, every second Internet Service Provider (ISP) is claiming to offer the fastest, most affordable ADSL.

Telkom fights Vodacom, MTN over MTRs

2014-03-03 11:01

Telkom has written an open letter to telecommunications giants MTN and Vodacom about a new pricing regime, the New Age has reported.

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