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Telkom has appointed industry veteran Alphonzo Samuels as its CTO with immediate effect, a move it says takes it one step closer to completing its new top leadership structure.

Group CEO " rel=tag>Sipho Maseko said has been appointing industry heavyweights to top positions since November last year.

“I am pleased to announce this process has gained further momentum with the appointment of as chief technology offi cer,” said Maseko.

Samuels joined in January 1984. During his 30-year tenure, he has held positions in the infrastructure, planning and engineering environments. More recently, he has been taking care of the wholesale and networks organisation as acting MD.

“In his new role as CTO, Alphonzo will continue the push to build an invincible network that is capable of meeting our rigorous high-speed broadband ambitions. He will assume responsibility for both the fixed and mobile networks.

“He will also work closely with our transformation office to ensure the implementation of the functional separation of our wholesale and retail divisions,” Maseko explained.

“Alphonzo will focus on delivering ’s next-generation network aspirations and leading the transformation towards an all-IP network,” said Maseko.