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Internet Solutions (IS) and ATC South Africa have signed a five-year contract under which IS will use ATC’s towers to expand its delivery of current wireless solutions and position it to offer Long Term Evolution (LTE). The deal obviates the need for Internet Solutions to build its own towers to enable its business growth and [...]
Telkom has started a pilot project involving DionWired stores, where customers can order broadband services at a Telkom counter in-store. Stores at Gateway in Durban, Woodmead in Johannesburg, and Canal Walk in Cape Town, will take part in the pilot aimed at testing the concept before commencing national roll-out. “Retail channels remain the predominant channel [...]
Telkom has revealed converged bundled solutions for business customers, to bring together the best fixed and mobile solutions, on a single bill, from a single provider. “This innovation is an expression of Telkom’s key strategic thrust to lead in the fixed mobile convergence market. We recently undertook to keep our stakeholders informed on development of [...]
The Gauteng Online project will become key to e-services offered through the provincial broadband project, says the provincial government. Speaking at the opening of the 2012 Gauteng ICT Summit at Gallagher Estate today, Finance MEC, Mandla Nkomfe, said that once the G-Link project was fully functional, it would contribute to the provision of e-services through the [...]
The G-Link project will give citizens access to basic broadband at speeds of between 1-4Mbs over the first three years, says the provincial government. Speaking at the opening of the 2012 Gauteng ICT Summit at Gallagher Estate today, Gauteng CIO, Lemmy Chappie, said that this would be increased to broadband speeds of over 5Mbs over [...]
The Gauteng government says its broadband programme will address existing limitations by providing 95% of households in the province with access to affordable broadband services.
Speaking at the opening of the 2012 Gauteng ICT Summit at Gallagher Estate today, Finance MEC, Mandla Nkomfe, said the G-Link project was aimed at 20 priority townships and urban areas and impact 20% of individual customers and businesses within 5 years.
The Gauteng ICT Summit will provide a platform for government and the ICT industry to engage on the broad roadmap for the development, implementation and maintenance of baseline ICT infrastructure and e-government services in Gauteng private sector
The Gauteng Department of Finance (GDF) says it has appointed Deloitte Consulting to assist it with the highly-anticipated G-Link broadband initiative. Presenting the GDF budget today, Finance MEC, Mandla Nkomfe said Deloitte would help the department define broadband, implement a business case and create a roadmap for the G-Link project. “This process is almost complete, [...]
This declaration, a statement of intent of the representatives in attendance at the Inaugural ICT INDABA 2012 held in South Africa, is a concerted effort to provide a point of reference for the priority areas identified at the Indaba to guide the implementation of an accelerated agenda in using ICTs for socio-economic development in our [...]
SA needs to have a clear implementation plan if it wants to provide every citizen with broadband by 2020, says MTN. Speaking at the 2012 ICT Indaba in Cape Town, CEO of MTN South Africa, Karel Pienaar, noted that widespread roll-out of broadband would only succeed through clearly defined goals. “As an industry and government [...]
Africa needs to prioritise infrastructure development, while leveraging smart technologies and policies, says government. Speaking at the 2012 ICT Indaba in Cape Town, deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe called on African countries to review alternatives which would help it leapfrog to a higher development level. “As we review the various options at hand we also need [...]