Posts tagged as Telkom

In conversation with Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of Telkom Business Connexion: People make it happen!

  “In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined 20 years ago that I would one day be a CEO of a company that employs 7000 people and that would be owned by the largest telco in South Africa – the Telkom group”. This is how my conversation with Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of Telkom […]

The fibre revolution in South Africa

  Did you know that fibre existed in South Africa in 2007? Yes, nine years ago it did exist in South Africa, but it was a well-hidden, underutilised technology, not available to our mobile network operators, the “second national operator”, value-added service providers, businesses or people at home. We had no choice but to accept […]

Internet exchange: ISPA pioneers the South African landscape

  The Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has played a major role in the establishment of a sound exchange base for South African internet service providers (ISPs). Hans van de Groenendaal caught up with chairperson, Graham Beneke, to discuss how ISPA has influenced the landscape, which, at the […]

UKZN students take top prizes at SATNAC

Two students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal won the first and second prize for the best papers presented at Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2015. The third best paper was presented by a student from Rhodes University. Suvigya Naidu received her BSc in electronic engineering in 2013 and is currently studying toward […]

WiFi and OTT to feature extensively at SATNAC 2015

WiFi and OTT will be extensively covered in two panel discussions at the 2015 Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) to be held near Hermanus, Western Cape from 7 to 9 September, 2015 SATNAC is hosted under the auspices of Telkom and is the only conference of its kind that puts students, academics […]

How Telkom is the analogue of Eskom

  It is hard not to be depressed about Eskom. The utility is not just another state-owned enterprise (SOE) in perpetual crisis; it is far more important than that. It represents almost our entire electricity system. Electricity is the foundation of our economy and frankly, the foundation of our broader society. If SAA doesn’t work, use […]