* Telkom and Absa – South Africa

Telkom has won a R1,7bn five-year deal to provide networking technologies to connect 2,548 Absa sites across South Africa. The deal is one of the biggest Telkom has signed with a corporate customer, and will boost its efforts to defend and grow its revenue by providing a wider range of services to fend off mounting competition.

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