Posts tagged as Telkom

Carrier WiFi and WiFi offload: a telecoms business opportunity?

  Worldwide WiFi deployment reached a total of 4,2-million hotspots in 2013, and  it  is forecast to continue to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 15,0% between now and 2018, to exceed 10,5-million. In South Africa the picture is very different but WiFi is set for exponential growth.  However, lack of spectrum remains […]

Mobile connectivity – still many “dead” areas

  by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT Despite all the hype and promises from the cellular telcos, many people still experience connectivity problems – mainly due to poor signals which often can be attributed to the terrain or simply not enough masts to cover an area. Connectivity problems are often also experienced in […]

Telkom MTN mating dance awaits consummation

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EE Publishers It is amazing how fast things can change in the mobile space – one day acrimonious and unseemly public disputes between hostile competitors, a week later overtures to get into bed together! After last week’s spat where Telkom accused MTN and Vodacom of holding the country back […]

Telkom CEO warns MTN and Vodacom to stop hurting SA

  by Hans van de Groenedaal, features editor, EngineerIT In an open letter published in the weekend media, Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko urged MTN and Vodacom to stop hurting South Africa. This follows legal action by Vodacom and Cell after ICASA published new call termination rates which will favour Telkom Mobile and Cell C. The two companies’ […]

ISP responds to Telkom’s line upgrades

  MWeb has announced changes to its standard uncapped shaped ADSL and Business Basic products whereby data speeds will be increased at no additional cost to customers. In addition, MWeb will introduce a 6 Mbps product and reduce pricing on their 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps standard uncapped products. This comes in response to the […]

Is the electronic manufacturing industry in SA dead?

  by Murison Kotzé, Tellumat Electronic Manufacturing Despite tough times, the manufacturing industry has seen some improvement over the  last 18 months. The market remains very competitive, with many companies competing for a limited number of customers. The majority of the electronic manufacturing in South Africa is either for local companies (many of whom export […]

The toppling of Telkom

Information from Three6five The final toppling of Telkom’s stranglehold as the dominant last mile provider in South Africa was the biggest change to the IT landscape in 2012, says co-founder of three6five, Jeff Fletcher. “While the change has been a long time coming, the combined efforts of mobile network operators (MNO’s) and the fibre optic […]

the technology, advantages and pitfalls

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT Virtualisation is now high on the priority list of many companies and is frequently the subject of conferences. It is one thing talking about virtualisation, it is quite another thing implementing it. We invited a number of experts to participate in our virtual panel discussion. Download the […]


With the  Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2012, Telkom celebrates the 15th anniversary of this important annual telecommunications event. Over the years the conference has become known for its futuristic plenary presentations and hard-hitting panel discussions featuring experts from around the world.   The theme for SATNAC 2012 is “The internet of things […]