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

MTN
Vodacom
8ta (Heita)
Cell C

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UPDATE 1-South Africa's Naspers in talks with MTN over pay-TV deal - Reuters

Techpoint.ng

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Naspers in talks with MTN over pay-TV deal
Reuters
Horn declined to comment on speculation Naspers was considering the sale of its pay-TV operations outside South Africa. For MTN, a deal would be a major step forward in the strategy of new chief executive Rob Shuter to convince some of its more than ...
South Africa's Naspers in talks with MTN over pay-TV dealReuters Africa
MTN Group could be acquiring MultiChoice Africa soonTechpoint.ng
MTN considering acquisition of MultiChoice Africahttp://www.newmail-ng.com/ (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)

all 7 news articles »

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:42:00 GMT


MTN distances itself from racially-charged Twitter account - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

MTN distances itself from racially-charged Twitter account
MyBroadband
MTN has distanced itself from a Twitter account which made controversial remarks to a client.
MTN battles series of parody accountsCaj News Africa
MTN Distances Itself From Parody Twitter AccountTechFinancials (blog)

all 3 news articles »

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:55:21 GMT
South Africa's MTN to invest $295 mln in Iranian Net broadband network - Reuters Africa

Telecom Lead (registration) (blog)

South Africa's MTN to invest $295 mln in Iranian Net broadband network
Reuters Africa
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's MTN Group has agreed to invest more than $295 million in Iranian Net, a fixed line broadband network in which it is to buy an initial 49 percent stake. The outline deal announced on Monday extends MTN's ...
MondayFinancial Tribune
MTN to buy 49% stake in Iranian Net for R540 millionTelecom Lead (registration) (blog)
MTN to advance Iranian expansionIT News Africa
Caj News Africa
all 15 news articles »

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:42:39 GMT
South Africa's MTN records higher Q1 revenue on strong data - The Africa Report

TechCentral

South Africa's MTN records higher Q1 revenue on strong data
The Africa Report
Ratings agency Fitch downgraded MTN to junk status in April and gave it a negative outlook, citing weakness in the economic and operating environments of its main subsidiaries in South Africa and Nigeria. MTN said data revenue, which contributed 20% of ...
MTN South Africa voice revenue down, while data grows rapidlyMyBroadband
MTN South Africa shuts down its streaming service VUTelecompaper (subscription)
MTN South Africa Starts the Year with Solid Sales GrowthTechFinancials (blog)
Reuters -BusinessTech
all 21 news articles »

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:48:05 GMT
MTN slapped with another multi-million Rand fine, this time in Rwanda - The South African

The South African

MTN slapped with another multi-million Rand fine, this time in Rwanda
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 ...
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority fines MTN US$ 8,5MCNBCAfrica.com
MTN hit by regulatory fine in RwandaMoneyweb.co.za
MTN faces US$8.5mln fine over license breaches in RwandaIndependent Online
ABC News -The New Times
all 17 news articles »

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:40:56 GMT
South Africa: #DataMustFall - R2K KZN to Protest Outside MTN Tomorrow! - AllAfrica.com

East Coast Radio

South Africa: #DataMustFall - R2K KZN to Protest Outside MTN Tomorrow!
AllAfrica.com
To mark World Press Freedom day, the Right2Know Campaign calls on all network providers to ensure that the cost of data and airtime is affordable to all people of South Africa. Our call to bring down the cost of communication is a continuous campaign ...
R2K marches on MTN on World Press Freedom dayEast Coast Radio

all 4 news articles »

Wed, 03 May 2017 08:49:26 GMT
And the winner of the MTN Upstream competition is… - IT News Africa

IT News Africa

And the winner of the MTN Upstream competition is…
IT News Africa
... has made and continues to make in its network gives us the platform and opportunity to offer more exciting propositions in the digital space, bridge the digital divide and foster digital inclusion,” says Maxwell Nonge, Chief Digital Officer: MTN ...

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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:49:51 GMT
South Africa: Axed MTN Vod Supplier Discover Digital Launches Own Independent Service in South Africa and Seeks ... - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Axed MTN Vod Supplier Discover Digital Launches Own Independent Service in South Africa and Seeks ...
AllAfrica.com
London — Fresh from losing its contract to supply MTN, white label video platform provider Discover Digital is launching its own independent VoD service in South Africa and looking for fresh white label opportunities across Africa. Russell Southwood ...


Sun, 07 May 2017 19:41:15 GMT
South Africa's MTN to invest $350mn in Iranian broadband - bne IntelliNews

South Africa's MTN to invest $350mn in Iranian broadband
bne IntelliNews
South Africa's MTN said it has agreed, on a non-binding and preliminary basis, to invest an initial $350mn into Iranian fixed broadband provider Iranian Net. The investment will give it a minority 49% stake in the recently launched firm, NewsCentral ...


Mon, 08 May 2017 18:59:08 GMT
MTN shuts down South African VOD service - Rapid TV News

Independent Online

MTN shuts down South African VOD service
Rapid TV News
Since it first entered the video streaming arena, MTN has seen the arrival in South Africa of a number of heavyweight subscription VOD (SVOD ) services – including ShowMax in August 2015, PCCW's ONTAPtv in September 2015 and then, in January 2016, ...
MTN dials up revenue by 7.1%Independent Online
MTN dips on customer lossesBusiness Day (registration)

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Thu, 04 May 2017 06:58:46 GMT

Safaricom is planning to expand M-Pesa mobile money across Africa - Quartz

Quartz

Safaricom is planning to expand M-Pesa mobile money across Africa
Quartz
The news came after UK's Vodafone Group transferred its 35% stake in Safaricom to its South African subsidiary, Vodacom. Subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, the proposed transaction will cost Vodacom 34.6 billion rand ($2.6 billion) in ...
South Africa's Vodacom To Buy 35% Of Kenya's Safaricom From Parent VodafoneForbes
South Africa's Vodacom buys into Kenya's SafaricomBBC News
Vodacom bringing in R20 billion a year in South Africa from dataMyBroadband
Reuters -SowetanLIVE
all 100 news articles »

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:59:39 GMT
What Vodacom thinks of ICT White Paper compromise - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

What Vodacom thinks of ICT White Paper compromise
MyBroadband
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has told MyBroadband that they are supportive of the compromises announced yesterday regarding South Africa's plans for a national wireless network. The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga ...
Africa allows telecoms operators to keep broadband spectrum until 2028Johannesburg Sunday World
South African operators given licence guarantee to 2028Global Telecoms Business

all 12 news articles »

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:50:37 GMT
Game-changing South African MVNO plans on track - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Game-changing South African MVNO plans on track
MyBroadband
Former Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo said his plans to launch a “gaming-changing” virtual network operator in South Africa are on track. In October 2016, Kumalo told the Financial Mail the South African mobile industry can no longer be dominated by ...


Fri, 26 May 2017 07:03:03 GMT
How Vodacom is handling South Africa's downgrade to junk status - MyBroadband

How Vodacom is handling South Africa's downgrade to junk status
MyBroadband
South Africa's recent credit rating downgrade to junk status by S&P and Fitch increased the risk and uncertainty Vodacom faces, said chief financial officer Till Streichert. During Vodacom's latest annual results presentation, Streichert said Vodacom ...


Tue, 16 May 2017 08:22:52 GMT
Vodacom South Africa service revenue increases to ZAR52 071 million - BizNis Africa

BizNis Africa

Vodacom South Africa service revenue increases to ZAR52 071 million
BizNis Africa
The Group service revenue up 2.3% and Group revenue up 1.5%; normalised for the effects of foreign currency translation this growth was 4.4%(1) and 3.4% respectively. South Africa service revenue increased 5.6%, aided by strong customer net additions ...

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Mon, 15 May 2017 09:43:27 GMT
Vodacom and MTN must reveal government surveillance stats – R2K - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Vodacom and MTN must reveal government surveillance stats – R2K
MyBroadband
A loophole in South Africa's criminal law has allowed magistrates to authorise thousands of “surveillance operations” which ignore procedures required by RICA, said the Right2Know Campaign. RICA – the Regulation of Interception of Communications and ...


Wed, 24 May 2017 14:40:05 GMT
Vodacom may push further into Africa - TechCentral

TechCentral

Vodacom may push further into Africa
TechCentral
Acquisition opportunities are opening in Africa for Vodacom Group as telecommunications assets become more affordable, the JSE-listed group's CEO, Shameel Joosub, said this week at the presentation of its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2017 ...
Faceless capitalists prowl on the once dark continent :: Kenya - The ...The Standard

all 2 news articles »

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:51:15 GMT
Vodacom and MTN will bring down data prices – No government force is needed - MyBroadband

Vodacom and MTN will bring down data prices – No government force is needed
MyBroadband
The chief technology officer of South Africa's State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Pandelani Munyai, said the private sector is already working to reduce data prices in South Africa. Munyai was part of a panel discussion on cloud and ...


Sat, 13 May 2017 11:00:08 GMT
Highest mobile broadband speeds in South Africa – Vodacom vs MTN - MyBroadband

Highest mobile broadband speeds in South AfricaVodacom vs MTN
MyBroadband
The latest MyBroadband Speed Test App results reveal that MTN has the highest average download speed in South Africa. MyBroadband launched its free speed test app for Android on 20 April, which offers users an easy and ad-free way to test their ...


Mon, 08 May 2017 07:58:26 GMT
South Africa's Vodacom group to buy 34.94 pct stake in Safaricom for $2.6 bln - Reuters UK

South Africa's Vodacom group to buy 34.94 pct stake in Safaricom for $2.6 bln
Reuters UK
JOHANNESBURG May 15 South African telecoms operator Vodacom said on Monday it will buy a 34.94 percent stake in Kenya's Safaricom from Vodafone for 34.6 billion rand ($2.59 billion). Safaricom, which is 40 percent owned by Britain's Vodafone not ...


Mon, 15 May 2017 06:26:32 GMT

From Heita to Telkom - MyBroadband

From Heita to Telkom
MyBroadband
Telkom launched the country's fourth mobile operator on 14 October 2010. 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 ...


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
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 be named “Heita”, after the prominent marketing campaign in which the phrase, which ...
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 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 “completely unlimited” for R999 - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Telkom “completely unlimited” for R999
MyBroadband
Telkom is currently promoting its “Completely Unlimited” SIM-only mobile plan, offering unlimited calls, unlimited Telkom data and unlimited SMSes for R999 per month on a 24 month contract. Consumers also have the option of adding a high-end smartphone ...


Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:23:30 GMT
Telkom fires up 8ta contracts - Mail & Guardian Online

Mail & Guardian Online

Telkom fires up 8ta contracts
Mail & Guardian Online
Telkom's new mobile business, 8ta, is stepping up the fight with rivals Vodacom, MTN and Cell C with the launch this week of five contract packages, all offering aggressive tariffs. In a move clearly aimed at taking market share from its rivals, the ...

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Tue, 09 Nov 2010 11:56:43 GMT

Why Cell C wants Vodacom's LTE deal with Multisource investigated - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Why Cell C wants Vodacom's LTE deal with Multisource investigated
MyBroadband
“Spectrum is a highly-contentious issue in the South African mobile industry,” Cell C told MyBroadband. “When two licensees that each own scarce and valuable spectrum – such as Vodacom and WBS – conclude a transaction that may involve the use, by one ...

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Thu, 25 May 2017 10:59:03 GMT
Why South Africa needs the Cybercrimes bill according to Cell C - htxt.africa

htxt.africa

Why South Africa needs the Cybercrimes bill according to Cell C
htxt.africa
Today of all days there had to be a backup, the day I am meant to be meeting with Advocate Jacqueline Fick, the executive head of forensic services at Cell C. In an attempt to ease my nerves, I ponder the subject matter of the interview, the Cybercrime ...


Mon, 22 May 2017 13:45:43 GMT
Networks looking at system to check if you're buying a stolen phone in South Africa - MyBroadband

Networks looking at system to check if you're buying a stolen phone in South Africa
MyBroadband
Mobile operators in South Africa are looking at building a system which will let you check if a cellphone is blacklisted, Cell C told MyBroadband. In the US, the trade group representing the wireless industry (CTIA) recently launched such a tool ...


Mon, 22 May 2017 08:54:09 GMT
You can't get a Huawei smartphone from Cell C anymore - MyBroadband

You can't get a Huawei smartphone from Cell C anymore
MyBroadband
Cell C's website also does not contain any fixed LTE-A data deals with Huawei LTE routers – which are offered by other South African networks – and it only offers “Cell C LTE Advanced” devices. This is despite the Huawei B315 and Huawei E5577 Mi-Fi ...

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Sun, 14 May 2017 15:38:20 GMT
Take a Girl Child to Work Day - Independent Online

Independent Online

Take a Girl Child to Work Day
Independent Online
The beauty queen is a goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for the event, which is celebrated annually and is spearheaded by Cell C. Since its inception 15 years ago, Cell C has given nearly a million Grade 10 to 12 South African female pupils the ...


Wed, 24 May 2017 08:50:02 GMT
Du Preez wants Sharks to end on a high against Stormers - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Du Preez wants Sharks to end on a high against Stormers
Times LIVE
The Sharks may be a distant second behind the high-flying Lions in the Africa Conference 2 but their 38 points puts the Stormers‚ who lead Africa Conference 1 with 30 points‚ in the shade. Saturday's clash at King's Park will be the last of the South ...
Bench and Coleman excite FleckSuperSport

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Fri, 26 May 2017 06:49:09 GMT
South African operators won't have to give spectrum back, yet - Minister - MyBroadband

Times LIVE

South African operators won't have to give spectrum back, yet - Minister
MyBroadband
It also suggested that radio frequency licenses would be taken away from Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom to incorporate their capacity into the WOAN. Operators, who have invested billions into their networks, stated that the proposal was incredibly ...
S.Africa allows telecoms operators to keep broadband spectrum until 2028Reuters
Competition Commission probe on high cost of data on the cardsTimes LIVE
Govt, industry agree on way forward for State-owned wireless networkCreamer Media's Engineering News

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:45:35 GMT
Get ready for Take a Girl Child to Work Day - IT-Online

Get ready for Take a Girl Child to Work Day
IT-Online
Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day, which will be held around South Africa this Thursday, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year on global Africa Day (May 25). Cell C regional offices around the country will be hosting learners from their province ...

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Tue, 23 May 2017 09:48:23 GMT
Lizelle Esterhuizen to take girl child companions to South Africa - Namibian

Namibian

Lizelle Esterhuizen to take girl child companions to South Africa
Namibian
“Miss South Africa is the official ambassador of Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day, which is a national corporate social investment day that takes place in May every year. This year we celebrate 15 years of Take a Girl Child to Work Day, a huge ...


Tue, 23 May 2017 09:37:27 GMT
Stormers tinker with backline - Jacaranda FM

Jacaranda FM

Stormers tinker with backline
Jacaranda FM
Fleck said that after playing four New Zealand teams in a row his side is expecting a typically tough South African derby against the Cell C Sharks in Durban. “It is always tough going to Kings Park and we know that we will be seriously tested over ...
South Africa: Sharks Recall Oosthuizen for Stormers BattleAllAfrica.com
Why Sharks may want it moreSuperSport

all 8 news articles »

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:02:00 GMT

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