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Eskom, Metrorail, Telkom, Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have collectively lost R3,12-billion to copper theft between April 2006 and December last year. This is according to transport minister Ben Martins in reply to a series of Democratic Party parliamentary questions by Pieter van Dalen MP… (more)

South African companies have, for many years, shied away from voice over IP (VoiP) and/or cloud-based telephony solutions because of our legacy of slow and expensive bandwidth…(more)

Broadband issues have again dominated the telecoms scene during the past year, but at a different level- moving from international connectivity to local backbone issues… (more)

It feels if a tsunami has hit the South African communications industry with one clean sweep of a tidal wave moving obstacles out of the way and creating a new environment – and all that in a short space of time… (more)

All around the world households are embracing the benefits associated with fibre networks by installing a fibre-to-the-home platform in innovative and localised ways… (more)

The waterbed effect happens in “two-sided” markets, when a business has two distinct kinds of customers. Telecommunications is a two-sided market: there are the consumers who pay to make and receive calls on the one side, and all the operators who share traffic on the other side. Economists have known this for a while, but the rest of us – thanks to the well-meaning actions of politicians and regulators – are just now discovering it for ourselves… (more)

EngineerIT recently conducted a panel discussion around the question: “How have next generation networks (NGNs) changed the face of the communications business in SA? Panellists were Paul Inglesby of Telkom, Geoff Carey of Tellumat Wireless Solutions and Rudie Raath of HP. The three panelists agreed that right now we do not have a complete NGN in South Africa… (more)

At the recently-held Battle for Broadband Symposium arranged by EngineerIT, speakers offered many new insights into how the battle for broadband is being won. In many cases, not as fast as most of us would like but progress is being made. Speakers also offered insights into how businesses  both large and small will benefit from the broadband of tomorrow. They all believe that tomorrow is around the corner… (more)

The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) – one of the nine undersea telecommunications cables that will connect various parts of sub-Saharan Africa to the rest of the world by 2011 – will go into operation in August this year. Cable-laying started at both ends at Mtunzini, on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coastline and Djibouti in Sudan…(more)

Broadband remains a challenge in South Africa. EngineerIT will address the issues by providing a forum on 2 March 2010, where a number of industry leaders will bring us up to speed with the latest developments and technologies in broadband communication… (more)

Telkom recently launched its new Bellville data centre which has been described as revolutionary by the industry. My question is: “At what point does being green become cost-effective?”… (more)

Hans van de Groenendaal  well remembers the day when Telkom tried to take the then Durban Corporation to court over its fibre network. It was called dark fibre because it did not connect into Telkom’s network and in terms of the then Telecommunications Act it was illegal… (more)

For many it may be a burning question: Has Telkom passed its crossroads and which direction has it chosen to take?  It has left Vodacom behind, which many analysts regarded as Telkom’s annual results saviour. The company has also rid itself of Telkom Media. Is this all part of creating a new Telkom?… (more)

Telkom and AT&T surprised the market by announcing that the two companies are to extend AT&T’s global networking reach to sub-Saharan Africa and boost Telkom’s strategy to grow a strong ICT footprint on the African continent… (more)

Telkom CEO, Reuben September, and Ronald E. Spears, president and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions, today participated in a ceremony in Johannesburg to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and agreement which calls for both companies to establish seamless connectivity between the Telkom and AT&T networks, so that companies in sub-Saharan Africa can connect more effectively to other global markets. It would also allow multinational companies seeking to establish or expand their operations in these African countries to obtain Internet Protocol (IP) based and mobility services and applications more easily within the continent and around the world… (more)

Audiocast: Interview with Telkom’s Thami Masimango and AT&T’s Ronald Spears by Hans van de Groenendaal of EngineerIT (MP3 file)

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