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Telkom studies R449m judgement

Telkom says it is currently in the process of studying the judgment of the R449 million penalty it was handed by the Competition Tribunal. The operator, which was found guilty for “bullying” competitors – says its studying the decision and its implications, and will consider a follow- up announcement in due course. The Tribunal says Telkom has [...]

Head of Telkom Business Mobile appointed

Telkom has announced the appointment of Deon Liebenberg as Head of Telkom Business Mobile, effective today. Liebenberg has a wealth of experience in the ICT sales arena. He began his early sales career at Telkom some 18 years ago as a Corporate Account Manager. He has subsequently headed the Sales division at Vodacom and has, [...]

Telkom prices to go up

Telkom’s overall basic voice and data services will increase by 1.2% from August. This after Telkom filed price adjustments which will see PrepaidFone local calls increase by 5%, while long distance calls remain unchanged. Line rental for PrepaidFone will increase by 6% and postpaid residential and business line rental will increase by 6%. Installation charges [...]

Telkom pilots products in DionWired

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 Business cuts uncapped ADSL prices

Telkom Business has revealed price cuts on its uncapped internet product portfolio. The company says customers on entry level 384 and 1024 uncapped Internet usage products will be upgraded to 1024 and 2048 Uncapped Internet respectively at no additional cost. The new prices on usage products and value bundles are effective immediately while speed upgrades [...]

ZTE China distances itself from Telkom dispute

ZTE China has distanced itself from a court challenge lodged by ZTE Mzansi over the awarding of a R13 billion network overhaul tender awarded to Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent. The China based ZTE says the legal proceedings were taken without their knowledge and therefore distances themselves from the dispute. “ZTE Ltd wishes to place on record [...]

ZTE court challenge to affect customers

Attempts to challenge tenders issued by the company in court, will only stall rollout plans to customers, says Telkom.

Last week the High Court granted an interim interdict pending the finalisation of a dispute resolution process between Telkom and ZTE Mzansi. Pending the outcome of the dispute resolution process, Telkom is interdicted from implementing the tender and concluding any service level agreement with the bidders.

While Telkom says it is confident that its procurement policy will stand up to any scrutiny – it notes its worried by the recent trend of challenging the awarding of key tenders in the courts.

Telkom revamps consumer offerings

Telkom says it is streamlining its consumer fixed line voice portfolio to focus on simplicity, value and affordability. Effective immediately a number of value added services will be offered free of charge to postpaid voice customers. These services include: Basic Voicemail, the RingBack feature, SpeedCall, Three-Way Calling and UrgentCall. Telkom currently offers the CallCatcher feature [...]

Telkom upgrades broadband network

Telkom has revealed plans to roll-out 3700 Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSANs), as it works towards creating an all-IP network designed to enable fixed-mobile convergence and high-speed broadband.

The plans to revamp its network were announced in Pretoria this morning, as the operators’ engineers installed the first MSAN in Waterkloof Ridge.

To date, Telkom has deployed 2700 fibre access nodes. These will be replaced with MSANs as it aims to increase its Fibre To The Curb (FTTC) rollout to 3700 points of presence across the country.

Telkom pleased with fixed line results

Telkom says its commitment to an aggressive broadband strategy has produced positive results for its fixed line business.

For the six months ended 30 September 2011 Telkom reported a growth in fixed line EBITDA margin from 37.5% to 39.1%.

Following the release of its results earlier today, the operator notes that the positive results would help pave the way for its journey towards true fixed mobile convergence and entry into the content aggregation market.

Group CEO, Nombulelo Moholi noted that in light of current market conditions this was a significant achievement for Telkom.

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