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Neotel and NIIT launched an ICT enabled Mathematics laboratory at Khayelihle Primary School in Vosloorus, to the south of Johannesburg, as a means to contribute towards improving maths skills at the primary schools in South Africa.
Neotel's majority shareholder, Tata Communications, has increased its stake in the South African telecoms operator to over 60% by purchasing a 12.5% stake in the company from the Two Telecoms Consortium for an undisclosed sum.
South African telecoms operator Neotel has launched the first TelePresence facility in Africa, making a virtual "public room" available for businesses to interact with their global counterparts without having to travel across the globe.
Tata Communications has announced its intention to acquire a further 30% interest in Neotel from state-owned Eskom and Transnet - leaving the Indian multinational with an effective 56% stake in South Africa's second landline operator.
South African second landline operator Neotel has introduced its first set of products and services for individuals, with the company's NeoConnect Prime bundle - which includes voice, SMS and internet service - being introduced in parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria following a successful pilot phase.
Neotel, South Africa's second landline operator, has announced plans to land a private-equity funded fibre optic submarine cable locally, which will connect south and east Africa to Europe and India by early 2009.
South Africa's second telecommunications network operator has begun operations, opening its wholesale service and announcing its new name: Neotel. The first full-scale competitor to state company Telkom is expected to help cut telecoms costs in the country.