September 4th, 2010

O-Tel Telecom Saves the Day by Providing the LCR Dealer with a Working, Profitable and Ready-to-Deploy Solution to Replace the Premi-Cell JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng-(August 17, 2020) - O-Tel Telecom today announced the launch of a new set of LCR packages, a strategically designed service targeted to the LCR dealers whom have been facing many unpleasant situations of [...]

Tuesday, August 17, 2020

Bidorbuy acquires stake in PayFast

Bidorbuy acquires stake in PayFast Staff Writer MyBroadband | 16 August, 2010, a Delaware Company and the parent of, has acquired a 33% stake in South African online payment solution, PayFast. Jaco Jonker, CEO of, says that the acquisition is a natural progression for bidorbuy: “Online payments are critical in ecommerce and [...]

Many clients are contacting me with suggestions on how to face the biggest challenge in the VoIP business environment. Catching the customer prospect at an opportune time for them to exit their contract is important in establishing a long term business relationship. Many LCR providers and incumbents have their customer in some sort of contract [...]

New carrier grade switches helps O-TEL cope with Surging VoIP traffic volumes after launching Private Label Services to the ISP, WISP, ITSP, IT Companies and investors with dozens of applications daily. JOHANNESBURG, July 26, 2020 - O-Tel Telecom today announced that their Gauteng VoIP Exchange, one of their fastest growing VoIP Exchange Points (VXPs) in [...]

Want to phone someone on Vodacom? Rather than dialling “082?, you may soon have to dial “882? instead. Draft regulations governing the phone numbering scheme SA uses could mean that every phone number in the country will have to change. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has released draft numbering plan regulations that could [...]

The stage is set for a battle of epic proportions at public hearings in Johannesburg next week. That’s when operators will make their arguments for and against proposed cuts in wholesale call termination rates. MTN, for one, has warned of dire consequences for its business and for the entire mobile ecosystem if industry regulator, the [...]

Telkom has left its broadband line rental and post-paid call rates unchanged while hiking basic line rental costs by about 5%. In its annual tariff filing with the Independent Communications Authority of SA, the fixed-line operator says it could have hiked its basket of rates by as much as 19,3%, but has declined to do [...]

Enables Partners to Exploit Rapidly Growing Opportunity in SA’s Telecom Market 16 June, 2010, Johannesburg.—O-Tel Telecom, a leading provider of Digital Telephony and e-Business infrastructure, today announced its Authorized Reseller Programme (ARP) for their LiTE Voice Service. The Authorized Reseller Programme is a great addition to O-Tel’s trio of partnership offerings. Current affiliate Programmes include [...]

Neotel shows a loss of around R1.5-billion according to results from shareholder Tata Communications, but analysts say it is not surprising Tata Communications, which has a 49.1% shareholding in Neotel, recently announced its year-end quarter financial results for the fiscal year 2009-10. The company reported a net loss of Rs 598 crore (R983-million) for the [...]

Johannesburg, South Africa—10 June, 2010- O-Tel Telecoms, a leading Licensed National Telecom Service Provider, announced today its expansion to 4 cities across South Africa. The newest of O-Tel’s 17 offices are located in Bloemfontein, George servicing Southern Cape, Cape Town, and Mafeking servicing North West. The establishing of office presence and wireless networks in these [...]

DiData’s R1b infrastructure investment

Dimension Data investment in local infrastructure is enabler for SA and African business Dimension Data announced today that it has invested more than R1 billion in South African technology infrastructure during the past three years, creating much-needed capacity for exploitation by business locally and in the rest of Africa. Identified...
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Monday, 15 February 2020 ICASA’s failure to finalise key regulations compromises ISPA members The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) supports the recent request by ICASA for information from licensees but has cautioned that it will oppose any attempts by ICASA to take enforcement action against ISPA members...
7. March 2010Read More

O-Tel Launches Wireless Network

Bookmark this category O-Tel clients to access the fastest, largest national Wireless network deployment ever starting next month - South Africa’s Digital Telephony role enhanced with Wireless network - Serving majority of the areas within South Africa starting in March JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 22 2010 — O-Tel today announced that it...
20. February 2010Read More

Understanding Commercial VOiP

SEMINAR UNDERSTANDING COMMERCIAL VOIP Benefits of Digital Telephony and Hosted IP PBX in your Business SYSNOPSIS It’s been a decade since VOIP was introduced in South Africa, many companies are still reluctant to move their telephony infrastructure to the New Age. The First World countries are well into using Digital...
19. February 2010Read More

Telkom Etherlink/SHDSL service

Telkom said it is keen to launch its Etherlink/SHDSL service as soon as possible Telkom has been punting its Next Generation Network (NGN) for some time, but to date consumers have not really seen tangible benefits from this new network.  The value of Telkom’s new IP-based NGN is however now...
3. February 2010Read More

Pics-MikroTik Seminar-Jan10

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30. January 2010Read More

WiMax versus HSDPA in SA

WiMax is starting to lose its luster as 3G/HSDPA/LTE gain ground in the wireless data market WiMax was once seen as the answer to provisioning broadband in areas with poor fixed line penetration, but the hype has now dissipated and the investment in many WiMax networks seem to be dwindling...
29. January 2010Read More

8 Mbps ADSL and bandwidth costs

ISPs welcome Telkom’s new 8 Mbps ADSL plans, but warn of high cost of uncapped services Telkom recently announced that they have conducted successful 8 Mbps ADSL trials, and are now trialing speeds of up to 12 Mbps which may be implemented if the results are satisfactory.  Telkom is looking...
29. January 2010Read More

ICT spending: 2010 set to top 2009

BMI-T says that “2009 was rocky but will 2010 be rolling” when it comes to government ICT spending Many South African citizens are on the edge of their seats waiting to see what will happen when the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins and when the influx of visitors stream into...
28. January 2010Read More

SIP Secured with Thawte SSL

O-Tel Telecoms announce on Thursday that after an agreement with Thawte Security, all their servers are now 100% Thawte Certified and secured by SSL123. This comes after months of O-Tel Servers running on local based web security. “We have decided to upgrade to Thawtes’ services after we noticed that access...
28. January 2010Read More
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