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Virtualisation will reshape the telecoms industry, but the technology first needs to mature

By Opinion 25 January 2018

Mark Tinka, head of Engineering at SEACOM gives insight on software-defined networking and network function virtualisation technologies of the future. FULL STORY >

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ATU: Connectivity, Affordability and Accessibility key focus for Africa’s digital inclusivity

By Press Release 9 November 2017

The Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) highlighted the importance of connecting rural and remote areas in Africa to economic opportunities at AfricaCom held on 7- 9 November in Cape Town, saying... FULL STORY >

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310 million LTE subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023

By Press Release 8 November 2017

The latest regional appendix to the upcoming Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. FULL STORY >

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Emerging Technologies: new revenue opportunities for African Telcos

By Opinion 7 November 2017

Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry lead at SAP Africa explains how Telco companies can save their shrinking profits. FULL STORY >

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SD WANs are about to hit the mainstream in SA’s telecom market

By Opinion 25 October 2017

According to Robert Marston, Global head of Product at SEACOM, they’ve been looking at the SD WAN landscape and working with partners to cut out the complexity for customers of choosing an SD WAN solution that best suits their... FULL STORY >

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Vox announces IoT network partnership with Sqwidnet

By Press Release 25 October 2017

Integrated ICT and connectivity provider Vox has partnered with local network provider Sqwidnet, to provide individual consumers and enterprise customers with connectivity, data analytics and reporting for Internet of Things (IoT) applications... FULL STORY >

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The future of the telco business model

By Press Release 18 September 2017

Deloitte explores four possible scenarios. FULL STORY >

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Cell C concludes recapitalisation

By Press Release 7 August 2017

Cell C today announced it has concluded the recapitalisation of the company. The recapitalisation reduces the net debt of Cell C to no more than R6 billion which includes USD184 million of bonds which are fully hedged into South African Rand. FULL STORY >

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Africa, a continent seeing a digital boom

By Press Release 25 May 2017

Mark McCallum of Orange Business Services, talks about digital transformation in Africa, and the opportunities and challenges that the evolving African market offers to businesses and telcos. FULL STORY >

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Redefining customer service in telecoms

By Press Release 23 May 2017

Often customer experience is measured using checklists and monitored in isolation – without considering the multiple aspects that make up the entire customer experience, says Euphoria Telecom CEO, George Golding. FULL STORY >

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Telcos risk becoming single-digit-margin businesses if they don’t keep up with rapidly evolving industry

By Press Release 6 December 2016

Over the past two decades the telecommunications industry has been driven by new and faster technology. Accenture SA's De Wet Bisschoff explores why businesses in that industry run the... FULL STORY >

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How CIOs should understand digital dislocation and why the cloud is the answer

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 November 2016

Following their collaborative report on digital dislocation with Cisco, we spoke to BT's MD for sub-Saharan Africa, Oliver Fortuin, on why CIOs should be turning to the cloud to solve this growing issue. FULL STORY >

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Private and public sectors must work together to bring Africa’s forgotten telecom markets online

By Press Release 8 November 2016

Suveer Ramdhani, chief development officer at SEACOM notes that a lack of engineering skills in some countries, governments and private sector should work together to improve broadband penetration... FULL STORY >

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Huawei partners with DTPS for their SA seeds for the future programme

By Press Release 7 November 2016

Leading ICT Solutions provider, Huawei, today celebrated the send-off ceremony of their first Seeds for the Future students from South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Telecommunication’s and Postal Services... FULL STORY >

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Paratus Telecom enters the SA telecom market

By Press Release 26 October 2016

African telecommunications company Paratus Telecom has entered the local telecoms market by acquiring Maxwell Technology (Pty) Limited, a full-spectrum end-to-end connectivity solutions provider. FULL STORY >

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