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Paula Gilbert

Paula Gilbert is ITWeb telecoms editor.

Derek Wilcocks leaving DiData

20 Nov 2017Dimension Data group CIO Derek Wilcocks is leaving the company.

After 22 years at Dimension Data, the group CIO is leaving the company, and will be replaced by Neil Louw.

Coding should be SA's 12th language

16 Nov 2017Sipho Maseko, Telkom group CEO.

CEO Sipho Maseko says Telkom is investing substantially to fund coding initiatives as he believes it needs to be the next language learned by SA's youth.

Cell C cuts data costs for new VOD platform

15 Nov 2017Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.

The operator announces new low-cost data pricing, specifically for streaming or downloading on its video-on-demand platform, Black.

Vodacom tests machine learning capabilities

14 Nov 2017Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub.

The telco experiments with big data analytics and machine learning across various areas of its business.

HeroTel expands Eastern Cape footprint

14 Nov 2017HeroTel chairman Alan Knott-Craig Jnr.

HeroTel consolidates its position in the Eastern Cape and extends its rural coverage with the acquisition of Queenstown-based LCom Communications.

Vodacom has 40m customers in SA

13 Nov 2017Shameel Joosub, Vodacom group CEO.

The telco increased its customers in SA by 12% in the six months ended 30 September, breaching 40 million local clients for the first time.

BCX looks to sell 'certain assets'

13 Nov 2017Ian Russell, CEO of BCX.

The Telkom-owned group classifies certain BCX assets as "held for sale" following a portfolio review process.

Govt considers satellite technology for SA Connect

10 Nov 2017Telecoms and postal services deputy minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. (Photo source: GCIS)

Deputy minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams tells ITWeb her department is looking into satellite as a possible way to bring Internet connectivity to all South Africans.

Project Loon looks to Africa

10 Nov 2017A Project Loon balloon being launched.

Alphabet's X "moonshot factory" unit has been testing its Internet balloon technology in Africa and is looking to work with local operators.

Eutelsat, Sigfox tackle rhino poaching

10 Nov 2017The project aims to fit 3 000 rhinos with sensors in their horns.

The satellite operator and the Sigfox Foundation join forces to protect rhinos in Africa using the Internet of things.

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