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Posts Tagged ‘fixed line’

  • Neotel Office Building

    Neotel, Vodacom CEOs comment on R7billion acquisition

    May 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel, Vodacom CEOs comment on R7billion acquisition

    Last year, it was revealed that Neotel and Vodacom were entering into exclusive talks for a due diligence. Today, Neotel and Vodacom SA have announced that they have favourably concluded an agreement on the commercial structure and terms to proceed for...

  • The Egyptian government this week has lodged a proposal to grant fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt a license to become the fourth mobile operator (image: ITU)

    Egypt to get fourth mobile license

    April 4, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt to get fourth mobile license

    The Egyptian government this week has lodged a proposal to grant fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt a license to become the fourth mobile operator in the country. It is said that the fourth license will be made available to them for $357-million, while other...

  • SA’s Neotel on a roll with LTE

    May 30, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA’s Neotel on a roll with LTE

    Neotel, South Africa’s first converged communications network operator, this week reported revenue growth of 12% while achieving the major milestone of being full-year EBIT positive for the first time since the company launched six years ago. Neotel’s...

  • Telkom refutes retrenchment claims

    March 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom refutes retrenchment claims

    South African telecommunications and fixed-line provider Telkom has refuted claims that it is currently in the process of retrenching up to 13 000 employees. In a media statement, the company said that some staff have been given the option of “early...

  • Nigeria sees 2.25 million new GSM subscribers

    November 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria sees 2.25 million new GSM subscribers

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that the number of active phone subscribers in Nigeria rose to 107.4 million in September, up from 105.2 million the month before. It comes as new promotions and efforts to boost customer satisfaction...

  • Tunisia to push 3G ahead of fixed-line

    October 4, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tunisia to push 3G ahead of fixed-line

    Tunisia believes the future of their telecom market is in the 3G sector and not in fixed-lines. The government has announced that in their push to boost the 3G and mobile markets, they will break up the country’s fixed-line monopoly to promote...

  • Safaricom to take on Telkom Kenya for fixed line marketshare

    August 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom to take on Telkom Kenya for fixed line marketshare

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom plans to expand further into the fixed line industry and directly take on rival Telkom Kenya’s monopoly in the country. While the anticipated launch of fixed-line services is still in the planning phase, it is...

  • Telkom to improve fixed line plans

    April 4, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom to improve fixed line plans

    Telkom is streamlining its consumer fixed line voice portfolio to focus on simplicity, value and affordability. Effective immediately a number of value added services will be offered free of charge to postpaid voice customers. These services include: Basic...

  • How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    October 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    Operating a successful SME in the current economic environment takes a fiercely determined and entrepreneurial attitude, some out-of-the-box thinking to gain a competitive edge and a keen financial mind to manage cash flow and save on costs. Over the last...

  • Convergence telecoms is the future

    July 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Convergence telecoms is the future

    Nashua Mobile, SA’s independent telecommunications solutions provider, says the usage of voice, data, fixed-line and mobile solutions is growing, a senior official told ITNewsAfrica. Andy Baker, Nashua Mobile CEO says his company’s convergence...

  • Telkom SA offers free broadband

    July 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Telkom is offering home and small business customers the opportunity to test its fixed line broadband service with the announcement of a free three month trial promotion. With no strings attached, this offer is not conditional on any contract subscriptions...

  • Telkom remains at core of IS network capabilities

    July 6, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The relationship between Internet Solutions (IS), a South African Internet Service Provider and Telkom, SA’s fixed line operator, was recently bolstered when IS substantially increased its capacity on the South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable...

  • Telkom SA reveals 2011 tariff adjustments

    June 26, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    South Africa’s biggest fixed line operator, Telkom has revealed its 2011 telecommunication tariff adjustments. Telkom’s customers can look forward to an overall tariff decrease of 1.7% on basic voice and data services following the announcement of...

  • ICASA sticks to Nov 2011 deadline

    June 22, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, (ICASA) SA’s communications sector regulator, unveiled it’s Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) discussion document recently at a media briefing held in Sandton, Johannesburg. LLU is the process by which...

  • Nigeria’s telecom sector most competitive

    March 16, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria’s telecom sector most competitive

    A report issued by Research and Markets reveals that Nigeria is the most competitive fixed-line market in Africa. The country features two national operators (SNO, Globacom) and more than 80 other companies licensed to provide fixed-telephony services. The...

  • Time for the SA web to get Naked

    September 9, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    According to Matthew Tagg, CEO of local Internet Service Provider, Web Africa, Naked DSL could seriously spice up competition in the SA telecoms space. Naked DSL is an ADSL broadband service without a traditional analogue phone line attached. In South Africa...