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In South Africa, Our Network Coverage are with following carriers:

MTN
Vodacom
8ta (Heita)
Cell C

News Related to these networks:

MTN promotes services which seriously hurt South Africa's online industry - MyBroadband

MTN promotes services which seriously hurt South Africa's online industry
MyBroadband
MTN is promoting the use of ad-blockers, which seriously hurt online publishers and mobile app developers which provide their products to the public for free. “Adverts on websites and in your free apps use up data to load and watch. Enable your browser ...


Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:57:39 GMT


MTN's push for mobile ad-blocking threatens SA's digital industry - The South African

The South African

MTN's push for mobile ad-blocking threatens SA's digital industry
The South African
A general view of the headquarters of South Africa's MTN Group in Johannesburg, May 27, 2008. South African companies and investors are beginning to use their base in Africa's biggest and most sophisticated market as a springboard to move into the ...

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:22:53 GMT
MTN's accountant in court for fraud - News24

News24

MTN's accountant in court for fraud
News24
Johannesburg – MTN's accountant who is accused of defrauding the company of more than R23 million would have to wait until next week Thursday to find out if she will be granted bail. Branden Ruth Moshabane appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised ...

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:24:00 GMT
MTN tests LTE LAA network in South Africa - Telecompaper (subscription)

ITWeb

MTN tests LTE LAA network in South Africa
Telecompaper (subscription)
MTN South Africa and Huawei have successfully trialled what they say is Africa's first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network. The test was done in Pretoria. The LTE LAA trial was completed by aggregating 15MHz of MTN's licensed 2100MHz spectrum ...
MTN launches LTE LAAITWeb

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:54:37 GMT
MTN launches first LTE LAA network in South Africa - Gets 400Mbps - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

MTN launches first LTE LAA network in South Africa - Gets 400Mbps
MyBroadband
MTN said LTE LAA is an “evolution of the LTE-Unlicensed mobile technology, which enables LTE to utilise unlicensed spectrum to significantly enhance network capacity”. “The LTE LAA trial was completed by aggregating 15MHz of MTN's licensed 2,100MHz ...
MTN achieves 400Mbit/s LTETechCentral

all 3 news articles »

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:08:34 GMT
MTN South Africa accountant arrested over fraud allegation - Telecompaper (subscription)

MTN South Africa accountant arrested over fraud allegation
Telecompaper (subscription)
An MTN South Africa accountant has been arrested for alleged fraud totalling ZAR 24 million, reports ITWeb. This has been confirmed by SA's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, a unit of the police service. MTN says it is working with law ...


Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:45:03 GMT
MTN SA accountant suspected of R24m fraud - ITWeb

ITWeb

MTN SA accountant suspected of R24m fraud
ITWeb
The FX mismatch between net debt and cash flow could lead to higher leverage if the US dollar strengthens. MTN's rating is constrained by the South African sovereign rating." Ambrose believes the fraud and theft case will be damaging to MTN's ...
MTN financial accountant bust for R24 million fraudTimes LIVE
MTN accountant in court on R24m fraud chargeseNCA

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:58:26 GMT
MTN South Africa, Qualcomm and Huawei complete 4×4 MIMO live network test - Voice & Data Online

Voice & Data Online

MTN South Africa, Qualcomm and Huawei complete 4×4 MIMO live network test
Voice & Data Online
NEW DELHI: Recently, MTN South Africa, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Huawei jointly completed 4×4 MIMO field trial in a live network, where the average download throughput increased by 74% compared to ...

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:43:15 GMT
MTN accountant accused of R24m fraud to spend weekend behind bars - eNCA

eNCA

MTN accountant accused of R24m fraud to spend weekend behind bars
eNCA
JOHANNESBURG – Malfunctioning recording equipment was the reason a financial accountant accused of defrauding MTN of R24 million will spend the weekend behind bars following the postponement of her bail application on Friday by the Johannesburg ...

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:10:26 GMT
MTN SA, Huawei trial Africa's first LTE Licensed Assisted Access ... - BizNis Africa

BizNis Africa

MTN SA, Huawei trial Africa's first LTE Licensed Assisted Access ...
BizNis Africa
MTN SA, in partnership with Huawei, successfully trialed Africa's first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network at a test site in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:45:30 GMT

South African billionaire takes on Vodacom over out-of-bundle “fraud” charges - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

South African billionaire takes on Vodacom over out-of-bundle “fraud” charges
MyBroadband
South African billionaire Wendy Appelbaum has started a battle with Vodacom for what she calls “force feed payments”, also known as out-of-bundle charges. According to Destiny Magazine, Appelbaum said cellular companies invoice their subscribers for ...


Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:53:34 GMT
Vodacom and PTC bring ThingWorx to South Africa - MyBroadband

Vodacom and PTC bring ThingWorx to South Africa
MyBroadband
Vodacom has partnered with PTC to launch a local version of the ThingWorx Internet of Things development platform. ThingWorx features a collection of IoT development tools and will allow Vodacom to service the country as it creates IoT solutions across ...


Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:02:25 GMT
South Africa: Power to Shembe Thanks to Vodacom Deal - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Power to Shembe Thanks to Vodacom Deal
AllAfrica.com
Vodacom and the Shembe church have entered into a "mutually beneficial" agreement that will see the church distribute the company's products and services, they announced on Wednesday. Neither the mobile telecommunications operator nor the church, ...


Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:50:14 GMT
Read: Local billionaire takes on Vodacom over “out of bundle charges” - The South African

The South African

Read: Local billionaire takes on Vodacom over “out of bundle charges”
The South African
A South African billionaire has gone to war with cellular giant Vodacom, Wendy Appelbaum has had enough of what describes as “force feed payments,” otherwise known as out-of bundle charges. Appelbaum has previously said that cellular companies like ...


Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:51:35 GMT
South Africa: Vodacom "Please Call Me" - CC Judgment - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

South Africa: Vodacom "Please Call Me" - CC Judgment
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
While the Vodacom Please Call Me judgment is really a victory for the underdog, it also shows that the South African courts will uphold the rights of inventors and other intellectual property owners, but that is obviously and somewhat sadly, only when ...


Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:17:29 GMT
JCDecaux South Africa, Vodacom, MEC Global to revive Ponte City building - BizNis Africa

BizNis Africa

JCDecaux South Africa, Vodacom, MEC Global to revive Ponte City building
BizNis Africa
JCDecaux, an outdoor advertising company, together with Vodacom, an African mobile communication company and MEC Global, the fifth largest media agency network in the world, announced today, 24 April 2017, that they had joined forces to revitalise the ...

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:53:11 GMT
South African schools to receive digital management solution - IT News Africa

IT News Africa

South African schools to receive digital management solution
IT News Africa
Vodacom will supply over 5000 schools in Eastern Cape, South Africa with a digital management solution. The solution will enable the Eastern Cape Department of Education to use technology to better manage the sparsely distributed and remote schools in ...

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:57:25 GMT
S.Africa's competition watchdog says not pursuing pricing complaint against MTN, Vodacom - Reuters Africa

Times LIVE

S.Africa's competition watchdog says not pursuing pricing complaint against MTN, Vodacom
Reuters Africa
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's competition regulator has decided against pursuing a complaint of unfair pricing lodged against mobile phone giants MTN Group and Vodacom by smaller unlisted rival Cell C. Cell C made the complaint with the ...
Competition Commission decides not to prosecute Vodacom and MTN for anti-competitive conductTimes LIVE
Vodacom, MTN won't be prosecuted for alleged anti-competitive conductIndependent Online
Regulator drops investigation into Vodacom, MTNMobile World Live
Nasdaq
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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:47:11 GMT
Vodacom Tanzania extends IPO deadline to woo more local investors - Reuters

Vodacom Tanzania extends IPO deadline to woo more local investors
Reuters
DAR ES SALAAM, April 19 Vodacom Tanzania Plc, a subsidiary of South Africa's Vodacom Group, has extended the offer period for its initial public offering by three weeks to give local investors more time to take part in the share sale, an official from ...

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:08:00 GMT
Vodacom and PTC Partner To Launch IoT Platform - IT News Africa

IT News Africa

Vodacom and PTC Partner To Launch IoT Platform
IT News Africa
Vodacom has identified the expansion of its IoT propositions as one of the key strategic growth areas of the business and continues to aggressively drive investment in this. The launch of ThingWorx® in South Africa will allow Vodacom to service ...

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:04:06 GMT

From Heita to Telkom - MyBroadband

From Heita to Telkom
MyBroadband
At the time the company promoted it as “8ta, powered by Telkom”, while it was commonly referred to as Telkom Mobile before the launch. The Telkom Mobile journey actually started a few weeks before the October 2010 launch, though, with “Heita” branding ...


Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:00:37 GMT
Heita, it's 8ta - Mail & Guardian Online

Mail & Guardian Online

Heita, it's 8ta
Mail & Guardian Online
As of Monday South Africa will have a fourth mobile operator and it means business. The new operator, which has been dubbed “8ta”, is the mobile arm of South Africa's fixed-line operator, Telkom. Speculation suggested that Telkom's new mobile arm would ...
Heita! 8ta is SA's fourth mobile operatorTechCentral
8.TA, SA's 4th Mobile Operator: Heita to the CompetitionTechHuman

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Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:11:52 GMT
Telkom mobile prepaid data – old vs new prices - MyBroadband

Telkom mobile prepaid data – old vs new prices
MyBroadband
The operator's new bundles will provide users with coverage on both Telkom and MTN's networks, and no longer list an option to buy “Telkom only” data. “Telkom is delivering greater value to its customers as it enhances its prepaid data offering by ...

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:55:53 GMT
Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs 8ta: data prices compared - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs 8ta: data prices compared
MyBroadband
... replaced by this new deal. This raises the question of how MTN's new mobile data prices compare with similar products from Vodacom, Cell C and 8ta. The following table provides an overview of the latest mobile broadband contract prices in South Africa.


Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:25:05 GMT
Cell C vs 8ta: cheapest call battle - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Cell C vs 8ta: cheapest call battle
MyBroadband
Cell C has lodged a successful complaint at the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) against 8ta's claim of offering “South Africa's lowest call rate”. 8ta's advertisement shows a pink ball with the words “95c per minute”; below this ...

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:25:31 GMT
8ta launches SA's cheapest data package - IT News Africa

IT News Africa

8ta launches SA's cheapest data package
IT News Africa
8ta, South Africa's newest mobile operator, today launched a low cost mobile broadband data offering, for entry level Internet users at an event held in Soweto, Johannesburg. 8ta customers may now purchase a 'Go Big' 10GB (Gigabyte) data bundle at R199 ...

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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:41:37 GMT
Mobile data bundle price comparison - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Mobile data bundle price comparison
MyBroadband
... Facebook page and Twitter to express their anger at the situation. To see if you can get a better deal elsewhere, we have compiled a comparison of the data bundles South African mobile operators have on offer, beginning with the 25MB to 500MB range.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:00:06 GMT
8ta prepaid data prices versus Vodacom, MTN and Cell C - MyBroadband

8ta prepaid data prices versus Vodacom, MTN and Cell C
MyBroadband
8ta quietly reduced its prepaid data prices recently, cutting its old prepaid data rates by between 16.5% and 30%. The new prices were implemented without fanfare or much detail, but the mobile network operator has since confirmed that the reductions ...

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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:17:07 GMT
8ta to rebrand as Telkom Mobile - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

8ta to rebrand as Telkom Mobile
MyBroadband
In an e-mail to staff Telkom Mobile MD Attila Vitai said that a decision has been taken that the 8ta brand will progressively be changed to Telkom Mobile. “As you know, the Telkom brand is well-established in South Africa. You are also aware that ...

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Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:11:00 GMT
Telkom Mobile launches R49 Internet starter pack - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Telkom Mobile launches R49 Internet starter pack
MyBroadband
“Many South Africans have unfortunately not been able to access information and resources on the World Wide Web due to the high cost of data, however Telkom Mobile is breaking that barrier by providing high quality and affordable data,” he said.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:11:48 GMT

Cell C loses bid to challenge rivals - eNCA

eNCA

Cell C loses bid to challenge rivals
eNCA
It said there was therefore a need to look broadly into the state of competition in the mobile telephony market in South Africa, specifically at the retail level, as the market was still dominated by two players years after the licensing of Cell C and ...
South African regulator shelves MTN/Vodacom investigationDeveloping Telecoms
Vodacom, MTN won't be prosecuted for alleged anti-competitive conductIndependent Online
S.Africa's competition watchdog says not pursuing pricing complaint against MTN, VodacomReuters Africa

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:31:26 GMT
Celebrating 15 years of Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work Day - Rosebank Killarney Gazette

Rosebank Killarney Gazette

Celebrating 15 years of Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work Day
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Cell C recently launched its Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign in Sandton, with Susan Shabangu, Minister of Women in the Presidency and this year's goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for the campaign, with Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh ...

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:32:14 GMT
Interview: Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos - TechCentral

TechCentral

Interview: Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos
TechCentral
Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos speaks to TechCentral's Duncan McLeod about the ICT policy white paper, the proposed wholesale open-access network, broadband prices, termination rates, network neutrality and the state of South Africa's telecommunications ...

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:56:38 GMT
Cell C Bring a Girl Child to Work initiative celebrated 15 years - City Buzz

Cell C Bring a Girl Child to Work initiative celebrated 15 years
City Buzz
Managing executive of the Cell C foundation, Suzette van der Merwe welcomed all and showed gratitude toward the esteemed guests, including Miss South Africa, alumni and Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu. Van der Merwe shared her ...


Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:18:12 GMT
Mobile data speeds – Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Mobile data speeds – Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom
MyBroadband
The speed test results show that Vodacom topped the list for mobile broadband speed in South Africa, with an average download speed of 16.1Mbps. MTN was second with 14.8Mbps, followed by Telkom on 13.2Mbps and Cell C on 11.4Mbps. The table ...


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:55:45 GMT
Blue Label restructuring involving Cell C and Net1 'on track' - Business Day (registration)

Business Day (registration)

Blue Label restructuring involving Cell C and Net1 'on track'
Business Day (registration)
A company spokesman said he was not aware of any effect on the deal from the controversy around Net1 relating to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contract. The proposed deal, which looks set to create a substantial cellphone-based ...

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:30:27 GMT
Esterhuizen suspended for six weeks and damages Bok chances - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Esterhuizen suspended for six weeks and damages Bok chances
Times LIVE
Craig Ray | 2017-04-24 13:42:33.0. Andre Esterhuizen of the Cell C Sharks during the Super Rugby match between the Cell C Sharks and Waratahs at Growthpoint Kings Park on March 11, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. Image by: Steve Haag/Gallo Images ...
Du Preez faces a backline headacheSuperSport

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:42:33 GMT
Nicola's Notes: Broken telephone - Independent Online

Independent Online

Nicola's Notes: Broken telephone
Independent Online
It said: “There is therefore a need to look broadly into the state of competition in the mobile telephony market in South Africa, specifically at the retail level, as the market is still dominated by two mobile market players, years after the licensing ...


Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:04:33 GMT
COMPANY COMMENT: Cell C, Net1 and Blue Label may all benefit - Business Day (registration)

Business Day (registration)

COMPANY COMMENT: Cell C, Net1 and Blue Label may all benefit
Business Day (registration)
The planned tie-up looks like a positive development for all concerned. Except for one thing.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:58:25 GMT
Competition body drops Cell C complaint against MTN, Vodacom - Telecompaper (subscription)

Competition body drops Cell C complaint against MTN, Vodacom
Telecompaper (subscription)
South Africa's Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute a complaint lodged by Cell C against Vodacom and MTN for anti-competitive conduct, reports ITWeb citing a statement. The complaint dates back to 2013, when Cell C alleged that ...


Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:06:04 GMT

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