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    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...

  • Anthony Laing, GM of networking at pan-African ICT group, XON (image: supplied)

    Should telcos charge Google, Facebook?

    April 22, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Should telcos charge Google, Facebook?

    The furore around mobile termination rates as Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, Neotel and Telkom duke it out in the media, may well be grabbing headlines lately but really amounts to a minor, public lovers’ spat compared with what looms. The mobile networks are headed...

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    Vodacom making $460-million play for Neotel

    March 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom making $460-million play for Neotel

    South African mobile operator Vodacom is said to be readying an offer of $460-million for rival operator Neotel. Vodacom is partly owned by Vodafone, while Neotel’s majority stakeholder is India’s Tata Communications. According to a report in the Wall...

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    Neotel invests in BRICS network

    January 22, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Neotel invests in BRICS network

    With trade between South Africa and BRICS countries growing at a rapid pace, Neotel has made a significant investment in reducing network latency between the 5 emerging economic giants. Network latency determines the amount of time it takes for a packet of...

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    SA’s Neotel turns profit for first time

    October 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s Neotel turns profit for first time

    South African mobile operator Neotel has announced that the business grew 21% year-on-year and turned PBT (profitable before tax) positive for the first time since its inception seven years ago. The company achieved a positive PBT ahead of its plans. The...

  • Group CEO Vodacom Shameel Joosub. (Image source: Google/africatelecomit.com)

    Vodacom’s bid for Neotel said to be worth R5-billion

    September 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom’s bid for Neotel said to be worth R5-billion

    South African mobile operator Vodacom has confirmed that the company is officially in talks to acquire 100% of telecommunications provider Neotel. There has been market speculation as to a possible deal, but neither party has officially confirmed that they...

  • Sunil Joshi, MD & CEO, Neotel. (Image source: File)

    Convergence keeping Neotel on the move

    September 17, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Convergence keeping Neotel on the move

    Things seem to be going very well at South African converged communications network operator Neotel and the company’s executive leadership gives little credence to ongoing speculation surrounding the sale of the company. Its latest financial results –...

  • Dr. Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy, Telkom SA SOC Ltd. (Image source: Chris Tredger)

    ICT, broadband essential for SA’s pressurised consumers

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on ICT, broadband essential for SA’s pressurised consumers

      On day two of SATNAC 2013, hosted by Telkom in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Dr. Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy at Telkom SA SOC Ltd. has outlined why broadband, included in the National Development Plan 2030 aspirations, could be the...

  • Neotel launched uncapped LTE (image: Top Business)

    South Africa: Neotel launches uncapped LTE

    August 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Neotel launches uncapped LTE

    Neotel today announced that its flagship broadband service NeoBroadband, is now also available over Neotel’s latest LTE network. NeoBroadband powered by LTE, is a fixed wireless solution designed to address the need of the business customer to have...

  • South Africa: Telkom Mobile announces new pre-paid tariffs

    July 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Telkom Mobile announces new pre-paid tariffs

    In South Africa, Telkom Mobile today announced the launch of SIM-SONKE pre-paid tariff. The product is designed as a low-tariff offering for improved access to mobile connectivity for those living in high-density communities in urban areas. SIM-SONKE, a per...

  • Is Neotel going up for sale?

    June 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    South African fixed-line operator Neotel sprung into business in 2006, but with only 152 000 subscribers, it has failed to make an impact in the South African telecommunications market – competing directly with parastatal Telkom. According to Business Day,...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    June 1, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    This week ITNewsAfrica has taken advantage of the opportunity to publish editorial from its recently hosted Tech Demo Africa 2013, specifically recorded discussions about strategy and market dynamics with several established ICT companies and service...

  • 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...

  • Neotel launches NeoSmart for small businesses

    March 6, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Neotel launches NeoSmart for small businesses

    Neotel announced the launch of South Africa’s first mobile smart landline, NeoSmart. A product designed to revolutionise business by combining accessibility and connectivity with affordable fixed-line rates. Commenting on the launch of NeoSmart, Abid Qadiri...

  • Top execs confirm Feb 27, 2013 Innovation Dinner attendance

    February 25, 2013 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Top execs confirm Feb 27, 2013 Innovation Dinner attendance

    The next Innovation Dinner to be held on the 27th of February is shaping up to be the biggest so far. IT News Africa has secured top-flight speakers for the event and confirmed the attendance of senior executives for the event Sponsored by HP and Avanade...

  • MTN’s National Long Distance (NLD) consortium lights up

    February 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN’s National Long Distance (NLD) consortium lights up

    Following the announcement made in July last year, MTN SA has confirmed that the National Long Distance (NLD) consortium, consisting of MTN, Vodacom, Neotel and SANRAL (South African National Road Agency Limited), has successfully completed the trenching of...