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 [...]

Cell C plans to be first with 21 Mbps HSPA+

Cell C CEO says ZTE deal is first big step in bringing 4G to South Africa Following Cell C’s announcement that it has signed a US$378m (approx R2.9bn) deal with the Chinese telecom equipment provider ZTE Corporation, company CEO Lars P. Reichelt has hailed this development as the operator’s first...
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Seminar Schedule

Bookmark this category Please find attached the schedule. otel Seminar- Mikrotik 27-29 January 2020 Hosted by O-Tel Telecoms mk DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 08:30-09:00 Preparation Introduction Certificate FAQ 09:00-10:30 Morning Session 10:30-11:00 Break Tea/Coffee/Biscuits Tea/Coffee/Biscuits Tea/Coffee/Biscuits 11:00-12:30 Mid-Morning Session 12:30-13:30 Lunch Pizza Steers Biryani 13:30-15:00 Afternoon Session 15:00-15:15...
27. January 2010Read More

Illegal wireless networks spread across SA

WAPA urges unlicensed wireless networks to get on the right side of the law The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) today said that there is strong growth of wireless networks across the country, but as many as 500 of them are unlicensed.  WAPA says that it is in everyone’s interest...
26. January 2010Read More

12 Mbps ADSL upgrades trialed

Telkom is currently trialing an 8 Mbps ADSL service, but speeds may be bumped up to as high as 12 Mbps MyBroadband earlier reported that Telkom is trialing an 8 Mbps ADSL service, with plans to upgrade current 4 Mbps subscribers in the …read more Print...
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Seminar Schedule

    Seminar- Mikrotik 27-29 January 2020 Hosted by O-Tel Telecoms     DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 08:30-09:00 Preparation Introduction Certificate FAQ 09:00-10:30 Morning Session 10:30-11:00 Break Tea/Coffee/Biscuits Tea/Coffee/Biscuits Tea/Coffee/Biscuits 11:00-12:30 Mid-Morning Session 12:30-13:30 Lunch Pizza Steers Biryani 13:30-15:00 Afternoon Session 15:00-15:15 Break  Break  Break  Break 15:15-16:30 Ending...
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SAT-3 cable fault chaos

Bookmark this category By mid=69> Candice Jones, ITWeb online telecoms editor Johannesburg, 22 Jan 2020 Downtime on Telkom’s SAT-3 undersea cable left customers without international Internet access for several hours yesterday afternoon. According to Telkom, the SAT-3 consortium had planned work on a segment of the cable between Accra,...
24. January 2010Read More

Challenges of the Local ISPs

Bookmark this category Industry expert Andrew Alston gives an overview of the challenges and the future of the local ISP environment Years ago, while other kids my age were at school, playing sports and socializing, I discovered this amazing thing called the Internet. More precisely I discovered the wonders of...
23. January 2010Read More

International bandwidth capacity uptake exceeds forecasts

Bookmark this category 20/seacom+logo.jpg Questions have been raised as to whether South Africa is heading for an international bandwidth glut when all the planned submarine cables - including EASSy, WACS and Main One - land in the country. Well known Internet researcher Arthur Goldstuck said that the total international...
23. January 2010Read More

Call Rates

For O-Tel’s package offers, download the latest rate sheet here. For international call rates, download the latest rate sheet here. Print...
23. January 2010Read More

O-Tel vs Premi-CELL

8 REASONS TO DUMP YOUR DINOSAUR PREMI-CELL AND JOIN O-TEL’S REVOLUTIONARY DIGITAL NETWORK PREMI-CELLs CONNECTED TO GSM O-TEL’s DIGITAL NETWORK Monthly costs We have 3 GSM networks in South Africa. Ideally you would be sold 3x Premi-cells, one for each network. Each premi-cell is subject to a 24 month contract...
23. January 2010Read More
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