Posts tagged as Telkom

LTE the ultimate in mobility? Think again, 5G is on its way!

  Nokia Networks was the real winner at AfricaCom 2014 when it comes to the future of telecommunication technology. Mainly focussing on its research on mobile communications, the company showed two innovative concepts:  voice over LTE;  and where the next generation of mobile access is going – giving customers a virtual zero latency gigabit experience […]

IMT roadmap: ICASA shows it can do the job!

  Within two days of the closing date for submissions commenting on the draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) roadmap, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued the schedule of public hearings, held on 9 and 10 October 2014.  Chaired by outdoing councillor Marcia Socikwa, it soon became clear that the ICASA staff had done […]

MyBroadband conference: Telkom scoops up two major awards

  Telkom scooped up the two most prestigious awards at the recent 2014 MyBroadband conference held at Gallagher Estate, Midrand and stole the show with the announcement of its mobile broadband, LTE Avanced. The telco received the award for the best fixed line broadband provider and the best mobile broadband provider. A special award was […]

Students do the Telkom Centres of Excellence proud

  After the plenaries and vendors speaking about how they will solve the future of telecommunications,  the real Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC)  started with presentations of papers and work in progress at the Telkom Centres of Excellence (CoEs).  Not that the plenaries are unimportant –  they are, as it is that section […]

South Africa Connect – just another talk shop?

  South Africa Connect is  still focussed on delivering broadband to all by 2020, except that the “how to achieve it” will only be finalised  and encased in a White Paper by March 2015, said the  Minister  of Telecommunication and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele, delivering the opening address at SATNAC2014  on 1 September 2014. South Africa […]

Great expectations as SATNAC 2014 explores ubiquitous broadband

  When SATNAC 2014 opens its doors in Port Elizabeth on 1 September delegates will be in for an interesting few days as the presenters and panellists will focus on ubiquitous broadband as an enabler to transform the lives of ordinary South Africans.  The conference theme is “Ubiquitous Broadband – an enabler to transform lives”. […]

Telkom dismisses union allegation of mass staff reduction

  Telkom has dismissed as baseless union allegations that it was planning to reduce its number of employees by 9500 over the next six months. The South African Communications Union (SACU) claimed that the company intends slashing its workforce in half — firing 9500 of its 19 000 employees — within the next six months, with […]