Paula Gilbert
Paula Gilbert
ITWeb telecoms editor.

Paula Gilbert is the Telecoms Editor at ITWeb. She is an award winning journalist covering telecoms, business, start-ups and new innovations in finance and mobile. She previously worked as a producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa and started her career in radio. She has an Honours degree in Journalism from Rhodes University. Travel is always on Paula's mind, she has visited 30 countries so far and is currently researching her next adventure.

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.

Transnet takes ICT services in-house


T-Systems and Transnet embark on a "disengagement process" to insource all ICT services, while the state-owned group tries to sort out a legal battle over a new IT contract.

Isaac Mophatlane's Randvest buys into insurtech company


The former BCX CEO's investment firm acquires a stake in cyber insurance provider, MyCybercare.

Vodacom in new R17.5bn BEE deal


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

TomTom SA sells maps business to black entrepreneurs


TomTom SA's maps business has done a deal with local black entrepreneurs that will see it become 100% black-owned, and rebrand as mapIT.

New data rules won't come into force today

ICASA's new regulations on out-of-bundle billing and rollover data are put on hold as it faces a court battle with telcos that say they need more time to comply.

MTN, Vodacom interested in Ethiopian expansion

Ethiopia may provide a great opportunity for SA telcos, as the East African nation's government decides to open the telecoms sector to foreign investment.

ICASA to hold #DataMustFall public hearings

The regulator will tomorrow host public hearings with regards to its discussion document on priority markets and the cost of mobile data.

HeroTel expands VOIP offering with acquisition

The group's 28th acquisition is of VTN Communications, a national provider of voice over Internet Protocol and private automatic branch exchange systems.

Russell out, Bogoshi in at BCX

BCX CEO Ian Russell has resigned and will be replaced by Jonas Bogoshi, who joined BCX in April as chief revenue officer.

ClickaBet signs deal with global sports betting operator

The sports betting Web site is currently inactive but says it has concluded a deal with an unnamed global company.

Key acquisitions boost Huge Group earnings

Major acquisitions help boost Huge Group revenue 63% for the year ended 28 February.