Telecoms News - In Brief


- Vodacom Mozambique has selected Aircom's performance management tool, OPTIMA, to ensure that its engineering departments have the near-real time performance data required to monitor and optimise their network.

- Quirk has come on board to help with a holistic e-marketing strategy. The first element of this strategy is a site redesign intended to create qualified leads through a usable, professional looking and informative site. In conjunction with a usable site, search engine marketing will make the company visible online to its intended target market through organic optimisation of its site.

- South African fixed line monopoly Telkom vowed to go ahead with plans to cut 4,000 jobs despite a court injunction forcing the state-run enterprise to seek agreement with the unions. Telkom said it would continue to hold talks with the three leading unions in line with the court ruling but added that it stuck by a September 14 deadline to start reducing staff.