Big win for fibre in South Africa

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Monday, 06 October 2014

In February 2014, Msunduzi Municipality filed a case against Dark Fibre Africa, after the
company began constructing the initial phase of a fibre optic network in the Msunduzi municipal area for the South African government. Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has won a battle in the Supreme Court of Appeal against the municipality.

DFA is a privately owned company that builds, operates, and maintains a carrier-neutral fibre optic infrastructure. It has stated that the ruling is not only a win for DFA, but for the industry as a whole.

Read more at MyBroadband.

 

   

Dimension Data to buy MWeb assets

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Friday, 26 September 2014

Dimension Data has announced its acquisition of MWeb Business, as well as core 
network assets of the MWeb ISP and Optinet. It also announced the launch a new company called WirelessCo – which will build and operate an open-access, carrier-grade Wi-Fi network.

Read more at TechCentral.

 

   

Icasa reveals new call termination rates

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Friday, 05 September 2014

Call termination rates are the fees telecoms operators charge each other to connect 
calls to one another’s networks.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) revealed its new draft call termination regulations at a press conference on 4 September 2014.

From 1 October 2014 to 28 February 2015, fixed call rates will be 12c within the same area code, and 19c between different area codes. From March 2015, the termination rates for fixed and mobile calls will be the same.

Read more at MyBroadband.