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    Telkom Group Ltd. is a wireline and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa, and operating in more than 38 countries throughout the African continent. Telkom is a semi-privatised, 39% state-owned company.

    Telkom was managed by US-based SBC Communications (now AT&T) from 1997 to 2004. SBC has since sold its interest in the company, after reducing operational expenditure (reducing staff resources, etc.) and increasing revenue by increased product prices, thereby increasing the share-price for greater ROI.

    The company is currently the market leader in the broadband space, with more than 500,000 customers on 384 kbit/s - 4 Mbyte/s DSL; it dominates the managed services market and has more than 250 corporate customers on its order book. Telkom SA operates 4.5M fixed access lines, bases on its 2008 annual report.

    According to the World Factbook, it is the "best developed and most modern in Africa". It consists of local copper loops, microwave and fiber optic loops, and wireless connections.

    The routing and billing system were almost completely digital by the mid 1980s, which made way for the currently used systems of ME, NG-SDH, ADSL, WiMAX d, ATM and others.

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    Telkom is currently the only provider of public switched communications services in South Africa, providing fixed-line voice, data, directory services and wireless data business services.

    The Group has had operating revenue of R47.6 billion ($7.7 billion) profit for the year attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R9.1 billion ($1.4 billion) and cash flow from operating activities of R9.5 billion ($1.5 billion) in the year ended March 31, 2006 and had total assets of R57.5 billion ($9.4 billion) and equity attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R29.1 billion ($4.7 billion) as of March 31, 2006.

    As of March 31, 2006, Telkom had approximately 4.7 million telephone access lines in service and 99.9% of telephone access lines were connected to digital exchanges. The Group offers business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including:
    fixed-line voice services, including subscriptions and connections services, local, long distance, fixed-to-mobile and international voice services, interconnection and hubbing communications services, international voice over internet protocol services, subscription based value-added voice services and customer premises equipment sales;
    fixed-line data services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, ADSL services and packet-based services, managed data networking services and internet access and related information technology services;
    directory and wireless data services through our TDS Directory Operations (Pty) Limited and Swiftnet subsidiaries, respectively; and
    mobile communications services, including voice services, data services and value-added services and handset sales through its 50% join venture, Vodacom.
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    Telkom changing its name and splitting into five units

    source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-t...to-five-units/

    11 June 2017 - 02:00
    BY DUNCAN MCLEOD

    Telkom will soon have a new name. CEO Sipho Maseko is leading a major restructuring at the partly state-owned company that will make it a retail telecommunications brand under a new, Remgro-style corporate centre.Under that corporate centre - which will have a new name that is still to be determined - will be at least five subsidiary businesses.

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    Telkom to split company into four units - sources

    source: http://www.fin24.com/Tech/Companies/...urces-20170601


    2017-06-01 16:40 - Loni Prinsloo and Colin McClelland, Bloomberg
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    Telkom. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

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    Johannesburg - Telkom SA, taking the next step in a four-year turnaround under chief executive officer Sipho Maseko, will overhaul its structure to spur profit and may consider offering stock in some of its units in the future.

    A new holding-company format will give greater autonomy to the four main businesses of South Africa’s former phone monopoly - a retail operation offering landline, wireless and internet services, as well as its IT services, wholesale broadband and real estate divisions - people familiar with the matter said.

    Pretoria-based Telkom, almost 40% owned by the government, could then consider stock-market listings or sales of the units, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public.

    Telkom is creating “more-focused business units as well as a more lean and fit-for-purpose strategic corporate center,” Maseko said in an emailed response to questions, without giving details. While there are no current plans to list any of the businesses, “that could be a consideration in the future,” he said.

    The shares reversed losses and rose as much as 3.7% in Johannesburg, the most since May 12. They trading 0.9% higher at R74.38 as of 14:21 local time. That values the company at R39bn ($3bn).

    Maseko is looking ahead after returning Telkom to profit and overseeing a quintupling in the share price since taking the helm in 2013, giving the company a market value of R38.5bn ($3bn). The CEO has built up a mobile-phone business to offset a decline in landline use, and that division reported a maiden profit in the half-year through September. Bloomberg News reported in March that the company planned to spin off the division that holds real estate and its mobile-phone towers.

    “The objective remains to devolve more autonomy to the business units,” Maseko said. “Business excellence will be driven by breaking down bureaucracy, getting our people closer to our customers and by simplifying and digitalising our many processes.”

    By the end of March 2018, the four subsidiaries will each have their own balance sheet and board and will report to a head office run by Maseko, the people said. The increased focus should enable each division to perform better financially, they said. Fixed-line, wireless, internet and shops will all fall under the new retail division, according to the people.

    The enterprise, or IT-services, division will be dominated by Business Connexion, a company Telkom bought two years ago to boost its appeal to corporate customers. The unit, which was re-branded to BCX in March, would be the first to be considered for a listing - potentially within 18 months, one of the people said.

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    Telkom Will Split Company Into Four Units to Boost Profit

    source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...o-boost-profit

    by Loni Prinsloo and Colin McClelland
    June 1, 2017, 1:27 PM GMT+2 June 1, 2017, 2:23 PM GMT+2
    South African phone company to give units more autonomy
    IT-services unit BCX could become listed entity in 18 months

    Telkom SA SOC Ltd., taking the next step in a four-year turnaround under Chief Executive Officer Sipho Maseko, will overhaul its structure to spur profit and may consider offering stock in some of its units in the future.

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    A new holding-company format will give greater autonomy to the four main businesses of South Africa’s former phone monopoly -- a retail operation offering landline, wireless and internet services, as well as its IT services, wholesale broadband and real estate divisions -- people familiar with the matter said. Pretoria-based Telkom, almost 40 percent owned by the government, could then consider stock-market listings or sales of the units, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public.

    Telkom is creating “more-focused business units as well as a more lean and fit-for-purpose strategic corporate center,” Maseko said in an emailed response to questions, without giving details. While there are no current plans to list any of the businesses, “that could be a consideration in the future,” he said.

    The shares reversed losses and rose as much as 3.7 percent in Johannesburg, the most since May 12. They trading 0.9 percent higher at 74.38 rand as of 2:21 p.m. local time. That values the company at 39 billion rand ($3 billion).


    Maseko is looking ahead after returning Telkom to profit and overseeing a quintupling in the share price since taking the helm in 2013, giving the company a market value of 38.5 billion rand ($3 billion). The CEO has built up a mobile-phone business to offset a decline in landline use, and that division reported a maiden profit in the half-year through September. Bloomberg News reported in March that the company planned to spin off the division that holds real estate and its mobile-phone towers.

    “The objective remains to devolve more autonomy to the business units,” Maseko said. “Business excellence will be driven by breaking down bureaucracy, getting our people closer to our customers and by simplifying and digitalizing our many processes.”

    By the end of March 2018, the four subsidiaries will each have their own balance sheet and board and will report to a head office run by Maseko, the people said. The increased focus should enable each division to perform better financially, they said. Fixed-line, wireless, internet and shops will all fall under the new retail division, according to the people.

    The enterprise, or IT-services, division will be dominated by Business Connexion, a company Telkom bought two years ago to boost its appeal to corporate customers. The unit, which was re-branded to BCX in March, would be the first to be considered for a listing -- potentially within 18 months, one of the people said.

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