Alphonzo Samuels, CTO, Telkom South Africa


Alphonzo discusses its keynote at Broadband World Forum 2014 in which he asked how to extend connectivity to more remote, low-income, under-developed communities

Senior researcher for Telkom Indonesia: “Mobile cloud computing will be a great source of new revenues on top of LTE”

Hadi Hariyanto, senior researcher for Telkom, Indonesia is taking part in a panel discussion on integrating carrier Wi-Fi into telco networks on Day Two of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we find out more about the complex spectrum issues that are holding back the deployment of LTE in Indonesia.

Telkom South Africa writes down assets to tune of $1.2bn

Telkom has written down the value of its assets by R12bn ($1.2bn) following a review by its board

South African operator Telkom has written down the value of its assets by R12bn ($1.2bn) following a review by its board. The operator said the decision to revalue it’s assets is important in enabling it to become competitive and efficient.

SA Telkom CEO steps down

Telkom CEO Nombulelo Moholi will step down from her role

South African fixed line and mobile operator Telkom has announced that its CEO Nombulelo Moholi will step down from her role. Moholi will serve a six-month notice period while the board seeks her replacement.

Telkom South Africa to launch mobile network

Telkom South Africa is set to rejuvenate its mobile offeirng October 14, with teh launch of a new mobiel brand – ‘Heita’, which is local slang for ‘hello’.

South Africa fights over spectrum

South Africa fights over spectrum

Far-reaching regulatory changes look set to heat up broadband competition in South Africa. How far this will improve WiMAX prospects remains less certain, particularly as the debate about how to allocate 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz licences is proving to be divisive and prolonged. Yet South Africa’s telecom landscape is undergoing seismic change.

Telkom buys up rest of Nigerian carrier

South Africa’s incumbent carrier, Telkom, has announced the acquisition of a further 25 per cent of Nigerian operator Multi-Links Telecom. Telkom paid out $130m for the stake, which takes its ownership of the Nigerian firm to 100 per cent. Multi-Links is a Nigerian private operator with a Unified Access License and internet Service Provider License [...]

Consolidation rumour roundup

It’s only Monday, but there are already a number of rumours circulating on potential mergers in the telecoms industry. UK-based Vodafone is believed to be on the verge of a deal with South African partner Telkom, with an eye to taking a larger stake in the Vodacom mobile operation. At present, Big Red holds 50 [...]