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Providing a carrier-neutral telecoms hub

30th April 2010 Electronic communications network service NewTelco South Africa, in partnership with its parent, Germany-based company NewTelco, aims to provide a telecommunications (telcom) hub where network infrastructure serves multiple service providers, says Spescom MD for telecommunications Thomas Makore. 

Call for earlier unbundling of local loop

30th April 2010 Telecommunications (telcom) consulting and management firm Spescom calls for the unbundling of the local loop, meaning fixed-line, State-owned telcom infrastructure, which will see the infrastructure made available for use by other telcom providers, before the date set for 2011 by the Independent... 

Current times lead to new ways of acquiring technology

30th April 2010 Traditional ways of acquiring, maintaining and operating technology is being changed by the impact of the global recession, says telecommunications outsourcing specialists Interactive Intelligence regional sales director for UK, Middle East and Africa Dave Paulding. 

Telecoms infrastructure for Africa

30th April 2010 The role of telecommunication (telcom) infrastructure developer and service provider MTN Business in improving African telcom is to create a continent wide infrastructure in Africa that will provide significant interconnectivity between businesses and countries, says MTN Business technology and... 

New high-definition teleconferencing

30th April 2010 New high-definition (HD) teleconferencing devices use cameras in the middle of displays, meaning users appear to look at each others’ faces, which heightens the feeling of immersion and makes conversations more natural, says video conferencing and telepresence company Polycom regional sales... 

Local BPO companies 
fulfil clients’ needs

30th April 2010 Business process outsourcing (BPO) company BPeSA Western Cape formed part of a presidential delegation to the UK as one of the representatives for the outsourcing sector. Discussions with private businesses suggested that businesses believed that South African BPO companies fulfilled the... 

Wireless connectivity creates business opportunities in Africa

30th April 2010 In Africa, most people connect to the Internet using their mobile phones. This creates business opportunities for consumers because they can use the data and information to determine local pricing and, increasingly, trade commodities on line using wireless connectivity, says telecommunications... 

Calls for speedier telecommunications deregulation

30th April 2010 More priority must be attached to the issue of deregulating the telecommunications (telecom) industry in South Africa, says alternative telecom company Vox CEO Tony van Marken. 

Gas detection, 
telemetric monitoring for early warnings

16th April 2010 Gas detection and telemetric monitoring systems in fire fighters’ equipment enable commanders to track the movement of fire fighters inside a building, to give an early warning of gas levels and to determine how much air is left inside an oxygen tank. 

Fire suppression system used in paper mill

16th April 2010 The Watermist fire suppression system, in use in packaging manufacturer Nampak’s paper mill, in Rosslyn, Pretoria, uses a fine mist to suppress fires, resulting in little to no water damage to equipment. 


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