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Telkom testing local loop unbundling

A form of local loop unbundling is being tested in around 200 Telkom exchanges around the country.

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Telkom’s plan for employees following acquisition of BCX

Telkom has sent a letter to staff about what lies ahead following its acquisition of BCX.

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Telkom’s big ADSL and fibre outsourcing plans

Telkom has published a request for information for a “major outsourcing” project for its copper and fibre build and maintenance activities.

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How South Africa went from its first telegraph service in 1859 to 100Mbps fibre in 2015

South Africa’s first telegraph message was sent in December 1859 – here is how telecommunication has evolved from then to now.

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Undersea cable systems in South Africa from 1879 to 2015

Most of your Internet traffic is carried via submarine cable systems from Europe and the United States – here are the cable systems which have served the country over the last 150 years.

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10 cool photographs from the vintage days of Telkom

Telkom has a rich history in South Africa, stretching back nearly two centuries. Here are some of the best photographs from before 1900, showing what communications looked like.

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Telkom call centre waiting times tested

There appears to have been a significant decrease in waiting times at Telkom’s call centre over the past few weeks.


Neotel and Transnet “kickback” scandal widens

A storm threatens at the state company over tender-free CCTV projects with Neotel worth R835-million.

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New Cell C Wi-Fi calling launch window

Cell C’s July launch date for Wi-Fi calling has come and gone, but it has reaffirmed that it still plans to offer the service.

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ACE undersea fibre cable extending to South Africa

MTN has invested in the ACE consortium and plans to extend its cable to South Africa.

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