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Telkom has unveiled a range of high capped and uncapped products targeted at small, medium and large business. The company’s Business Broadband portfolio aims to offer its business customers more value as Telkom takes a step closer towards creating true fixed mobile convergence The announcement comes after the introduction of Telkom Business Mobile, announced early [...]
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has condemned the proposed deal between Telkom and the Korean Telecom (KT) Corporation – saying it would lead to more job losses.
This follows an announcement by the operator on Friday revealing it was in talks with the KT Corporation – a move which could see the Korean company buy a strategic equity shareholding of 20% of
Telkom’s post-issue ordinary share capital for around R4.6 billion.
“Telkom stands out as an example of what can go wrong in privatisation. They have reversed all the gains they previously made as a public entity and the poor have gained nothing out of this process. Privatisation in Telkom has followed the classic path: worse services for the poor, high job losses, and improvements only for business and the rich,” Cosatu states.
Telkom has taken aim at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) – calling ongoing public hearings on Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) unfair. Speaking during the LLU public hearings held yesterday, Telkom said the ICASA hearing was biased against the operator – comments which resulted in a 40 minute postponement of the hearings. Senior [...]
Telkom has blasted “unsubstantiated” comments on how Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) will increase competition, reduce broadband prices and generate revenue for all operators.
Speaking during the LLU public hearings held by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) – the operator says LLU advocates still need to explain the benefits of LLU to rural and under-serviced areas and reveal the costs involved.
“There is a universal understanding that LLU implementation is a complex issue and counter-productive. It should come as no surprise that Telkom is against LLU,” says head of regulatory affairs, Andrew Barendse.
Cell C has taken on Telkom as the debate on Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) heats up – saying unbundling would bring job opportunities for young innovators in the country.
Speaking during the public hearings on LLU held by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) earlier today – the mobile operator disputed the position by Telkom that unbundling the local loop would lead to job losses in the industry.
“We see unbundling as having the potential to unlock value to the greater benefit of the economy. We need to encourage Telkom to see that LLU will fast track broadband provision in the country…We cannot be held back by fearing things we are not sure of. This process will bring a lot of innovation to the industry,” says executive head of regulatory affairs at CellC, Mothibi Ramusi.
Telkom has unveiled a range of uncapped broadband offerings for the consumer market, as the operator looks to cater for its consumer’s growing appetite for media rich online content. The company which recently introduced increases on the bandwidth caps of certain existing TelkomInternet packages, now hopes its Do Uncapped offering will give customers the freedom [...]
Telkom has announced that data caps for its TelkomInternet AllAccess products would be permanently increased at no additional charge to its customers. In July this year the company announced a promotion to its customers in which the monthly data cap on the 1 GB TelkomInternet AllAccess increase to 5GB; the 5GB to 10GB and the [...]
There is no correlation between Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) and increasing broadband access in under-serviced areas, says Telkom.
Speaking during the 2011 SATNAC conference in East London, Telkom Group executive for regulatory affairs, Andrew Barendse, argued that LLU is pro-rich and anti-poor.
“There is no correlation, that we’re aware of certainly, between Local Loop Unbundling and increasing access in deep rural areas…We need to caution against seeing LLU as a remedy for every conceivable social ill in the ICT market. It’s certainly not going to address the problem of universal broadband and access for all,” he explained.
The Department of Communications (DOC) has called for more innovation in content development as the country prepares for the digital migration process. Speaking during the 2011 SATNAC conference in East London, deputy Communications minister, Obed Bapela, called on innovators to develop social communication tools which would provide solutions to service delivery problems. “I urge all [...]
Telkom has introduced Telkom Business Mobile as it makes strides towards offering its customers true fixed mobile convergence. Speaking at the introduction of the mobile business offering, Telkom Group CEO, Nombulelo Moholi, noted that while the operator was entering the mobility market years after some of its competitors – the mobile communications solutions integrated with [...]