First commercial 5G rollouts in 2018: Ericsson

North America is expected to lead the uptake, with all major US operators planning to roll out 5G between late 2018 and mid-2019.

DFA positioned to take advantage of 5G

Dark Fibre Africa sees a lot of opportunity coming from the approaching roll-out of 5G in South Africa.

Cwele to chair global satellite body


South Africa gets the nod from the satellite organisation, as telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele is elected as chairperson.

SA's MTN to offer mobile service in Namibia


Africa's biggest mobile telecoms firm, MTN Group, plans to launch a mobile service in Namibia in August.

ICT Tenders: Software in demand

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government on the hunt for software.

Vumatel suitor foresees fibre market consolidation


Although there are many players in the market, in future the industry will consolidate, says Community Investment Ventures Holdings.

Increase in petrol price fuels cloud PBX talk

One tank of petrol could cost you more than the monthly rental of the Wanatel Cloud PBX used in your office.

Seacom upgrades network capacity


The company increases its subsea cable network capacity by 500Gbps to reach 1.5Tbps.

Minister pins hopes on new ICT companies


Despite government's poor reputation in running companies, the telecoms ministry is confident establishing two new state-owned ICT companies bodes well for the country.

VMware helps telcos unlock 5G


VMware updates its NFV-OpenStack platform, which will help telcos modernise their infrastructure and bring 5G to market.

Vodacom in new R17.5bn BEE deal


The Vodacom group announces what it says is the largest BEE transaction in the sector to date.

ZTE apologises after paying 'disastrous price'


Chairman Yin Yimin apologises to staff and customers after ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine to the US to end a supplier ban that crippled its business.

Vumatel to be sold to CIVH

8 Jun

Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) acquires 34.9% of Vumatel and enters into an agreement to acquire the remaining 65.1%.