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South Africa has joined its African counterparts, such as Ghana, to set up an institute dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI). Yesterday, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), officially launched the AI Institute of South Africa, as well as the UJ and TUT...

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Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) – companies that piggyback off the networks of mobile infrastructure providers – will double their market share in the next two to three years, according to a new report. Technology research and consulting firm BMIT reckons in a new report on the MVNO sector that virtual operators – they include the...

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Telkom CEO Serame Taukobong has told TechCentral in an interview that the company is giving serious consideration to selling a stake in its infrastructure subsidiary, Openserve. Openserve, a wholesale business that sells capacity to other companies, including Internet service providers, operates the largest fibre network in South Africa – connecting cities and towns as well as...

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The telecommunications operator has reported a poor set of interim results for the six months to end-September 2022. The telecommunications operator, recently the subject of a now-aborted takeover attempt by rival MTN Group, has reported a poor set of interim results for the six months to end-September 2022. It has also revised its guidance to...

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Vodacom is in talks with companies that want to launch MVNOs on the company’s mobile network, reports the Sunday Times. Vodacom MD Sitho Mdlalose said the network provider is “open for business” with MVNOs to fulfil obligations that form part of its recently-acquired spectrum licence. “Already, we are in discussions with a number of interested parties...

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Pan-African telecommunications services provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies says it is building a 7 000km fibre network in the Eastern Cape, to connect the municipalities and citizens of SA’s least-connected province. The Cassava Technologies subsidiary − which provides high-speed, low-latency networking infrastructure across 14 countries − says it is working with partners towards building a digital future for...

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Telkom on Monday warned investors that its headline earnings per share will slump by as much as 55% year on year when it reports results for the six months to end-September 2022 later this month. Both basic and headline EPS will crash by between 45% and 55%, the company said in a trading statement. Telkom blamed...

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Vodacom Group spent a record R5.8-billion on its network in South Africa in the past six months to fight load shedding and improve its network quality and performance. Vodacom on Monday reported a 9.5% decline in headline earnings per share (Heps), despite a 5% improvement in normalised revenue. The JSE-listed network operator blamed higher finance costs...