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Paula Gilbert

Paula Gilbert is ITWeb telecoms editor.

EOH in joint venture with German energy group

23 Feb 2017EOH believes the STEAG partnership will be complementary to its energy portfolio.

The partnership with STEAG Energy Services of Germany will help transfer skills, technology and advanced energy capabilities into SA.

EXCLUSIVE: Medu Capital invests R74m in HeroTel

20 Feb 2017HeroTel chairman Alan Knott-Craig Jnr says there is no firm plan for listing the group, but it is an option.

The black-owned private equity company acquires a 15% stake in Hero Telecoms for R74.25 million.

No ICASA approval needed for Cell C deal, says Blue Label

17 Feb 2017Blue Label does not need ICASA or the Competition Commission's approval to buy 45% of Cell C, it says.

Blue Label Telecoms says it does not need regulatory approval to buy a 45% stake in the mobile operator, despite S&P's recent warnings over spectrum control.

A new Neotel under Liquid Telecom leadership

10 Feb 2017The new branding takes Neotel from its traditional orange to Liquid's blue and magenta branding.

The R6.55 billion acquisition of Neotel by Liquid Telecom has officially gone through, with the parent promising a completely new start for the company.

CRMNEXT expands into SA market

9 Feb 2017Sushil Tyagi, CRMNEXT's director of global sales and marketing, believes financial services in SA are at an inflection point.

The global digital customer relationship management company launches its business locally.

ASA ruling: Vodacom's network has least dropped calls

8 Feb 2017Data showed Vodacom achieved a national average dropped call rate below that of all other operators.

The Advertising Standards Authority dismisses an MTN complaint and rules data shows Vodacom can continue to claim to be the network with the least dropped calls.

S&P downgrades Cell C after 'missed interest payment'

7 Feb 2017S&P says Cell C faces constrained liquidity because of the ongoing delay in concluding a planned restructuring.

The ratings agency lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on Cell C to ‘D' after the mobile operator missed a bond interest payment. 

MiX Telematics stock 'significantly undervalued'

7 Feb 2017MiX Telematics CEO Stefan Joselowitz says if he could wave a magic wand and be listed on only one stock exchange, he probably would.

CEO Stefan Joselowitz believes the company is trading at a deep discount compared to its global peers.

MiX Telematics expects turnaround in US business

3 Feb 2017MiX Telematics CEO Stefan Joselowitz says subscribers now exceed 600 000.

After five tough quarters, the group sees positive changes in the American business and expects good growth to come from the region going forward.

Jasco previews revenue growth decline

2 Feb 2017Jasco predicts mixed results for the six months ended 31 December 2016.

Interim HEPS are expected to be between 5.5% and 15.5% higher than the previous interim results, while revenue growth is likely to slow by as much as 7.5%.

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