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4:40
Monday

SA government drags Telkom into ‘junk’ status

Moody’s cuts Telkom’s credit rating to junk, saying both the South African government and Telkom’s performance are highly correlated.

2:30

SA makes headway with COVID-19 track and trace system

Telkom partners with the CSIR and Institute of Communicable Diseases to develop a coronavirus track and trace system.

4:10
30 Mar

Some MTN, Vodacom stores remain open during lockdown

SA’s leading mobile carriers say the telecoms industry has been designated an essential service and they are taking this responsibility seriously.

3:30

Free Market Foundation calls for more spectrum, defends telcos

The liberal think tank says recent recommendations by the Competition Commission for the operators to cut data prices by half are misplaced.

4:10

Vessel departs to fix WACS cable as ISPs re-route traffic

While South African Internet service providers redirect traffic, a cable vessel is on its way to fix the broken West Africa Cable System.

2:10
28 Mar

SA’s ISPs report slow Internet speeds after WACS cable break

Internet service providers warn South Africans to expect slow speeds after the breaking of the West Africa Cable System.

2:50
25 Mar

Telkom to cut IP Connect broadband prices

The company reaches agreement with the Competition Commission to reduce its wholesale broadband prices to ISPs.

2:40
25 Mar

SA telcos partner health officials to fight COVID-19

The companies join the fight against the coronavirus, zero-rating information portals being run by the Department of Health.

4:50

Openserve technicians leave en masse as Telkom’s job cuts bite

The company’s network modernisation from copper to fibre means many technicians will no longer be needed.

3:50
23 Mar

ICT firms dedicate millions to bolster SA's COVID-19 fight

Huawei and Telkom step up their anti-coronavirus efforts, making financial contributions to the value of R16 million.

4:50

SA’s telcos expect data usage boom as remote working becomes norm

Local telecoms operators are confident they can meet the mass increase in data demand, as workers and students go online to beat the spread of coronavirus.

5:00

Digital platforms launch as SA prepares for coronavirus battle

The new digital platforms provide locals with coronavirus-related info, as government warns the infection rate is doubling every two days, attacking SA at all levels.

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