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

MTN
Vodacom
8ta (Heita)
Cell C

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:30:26 GMT


'No longer feasible': MTN pulls plug on free Twitter - TechCentral

TechCentral

'No longer feasible': MTN pulls plug on free Twitter
TechCentral
MTN South Africa is pulling the plug on its popular zero-rated Twitter offering, saying it is no longer feasible to offer the service without charging for data use. MTN started “free Twitter” as a 90-day promotion in May 2014 but has repeatedly ...
#RIPFreeTwitter trends as MTN pulls plug on free serviceNews24
MTN to end free Twitter, users go crazyCitizen
#RIPFreeTwitter: Twitter meltdown as MTN pulls the plugIndependent Online
MyBroadband
all 7 news articles »

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:44:50 GMT
Predictably, Nigeria softens stance on $8bn MTN dispute - BizNews

BizNews

Predictably, Nigeria softens stance on $8bn MTN dispute
BizNews
The Central Bank of Nigeria made the accusation late last month, plunging the South African company into a crisis that's wiped almost a third off its share price. MTN has since provided additional information that may lead to an “equitable resolution ...
MTN surges as Nigeria softens tone on $8.1bn claimMoneyweb.co.za
MTN shares rise after Nigeria says reviewing information to resolve $8.1bn disputeCreamer Media's Engineering News
Nigeria seeks resolution to $8.1-billion dispute with MTNMyBroadband

all 112 news articles »

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:10:00 GMT
South Africa ready to help MTN, minister suggests - TechCentral

TechCentral

South Africa ready to help MTN, minister suggests
TechCentral
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has strongly suggested that the South African government stands ready to intervene on MTN Group's behalf over the more than US$10-billion (R152-billion) in demands placed on the ...
Is MTN being shaken down by Buhari's government?Daily Maverick
MTN says Nigeria's attorney general exceeded powers in $2bn tax billEyewitness News
MTN says Nigeria attorney general overreached in R30bn back tax caseFin24

all 87 news articles »

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:21:32 GMT
Disappearing airtime in South Africa is still real – here is the proof - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Disappearing airtime in South Africa is still real – here is the proof
MyBroadband
Follow-up tests in March 2018 found that there was no instance of airtime depletion across mobile operators in South Africa. Exceptions to this were found in a recent “click-jacking” attack, though, when an MTN customer was subscribed to a WASP without ...

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:31:15 GMT
The tough data price questions that MTN, Vodacom and others will have to answer - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

The tough data price questions that MTN, Vodacom and others will have to answer
BusinessTech
“(It) will cover all market participants involved at any point in the value chain for data services that are provided to customers such as government, businesses, trade associations, public entities, regulatory authorities and end-consumers in South ...

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:41:34 GMT
Nigeria slaps South Africa's MTN with $2bn tax bill, shares dip - Independent Online

Independent Online

Nigeria slaps South Africa's MTN with $2bn tax bill, shares dip
Independent Online
In a statement outlining the background to the $8.1 billion that the central bank said MTN Nigerian unit used improperly issued certificates to send abroad, MTN disclosed it had been in talks with Nigeria's Attorney General about an investigation into ...
In latest clash, Nigeria hands MTN $2bn tax billMoneyweb.co.za
MTN affair casts shadow over Nigeria economy: analystsTimesLIVE
Nigeria hits S.Africa's MTN with new, $2-bn tax billVanguard
News24 -Mail & Guardian -Nasdaq
all 131 news articles »

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:58:20 GMT
South Africa ready to intervene in MTN-Nigeria disput -minister - Reuters

Channel NewsAsia

South Africa ready to intervene in MTN-Nigeria disput -minister
Reuters
DURBAN, South Africa, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The South African government is ready to intervene in a dispute between telecoms company MTN Group and the Nigerian government, if MTN asks for help, South Africa's Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga ...
MTN CEO confident about Nigeria dispute as firm applies for injunctionChannel NewsAsia
MTN and the multibillion-dollar perils of Nigeria's regulatory minefieldQuartz
South Africa expresses willingness to intercede on behalf of MTN againNairametrics
MyBroadband
all 127 news articles »

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:55:00 GMT
MTN launches voice over LTE - TechCentral

TechCentral

MTN launches voice over LTE
TechCentral
MTN South Africa has launched voice over LTE, also known as VoLTE, to customers with certain supported devices. Previously, calls were only carried on the operator's 2G and 3G infrastructure. Rival Vodacom has offered VoLTE calling since 2015. VoLTE ...
MTN launches new Voice Over LTE serviceMyBroadband

all 5 news articles »

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:37:29 GMT
Moody's places South Africa's MTN on review for downgrade - Independent Online

Independent Online

Moody's places South Africa's MTN on review for downgrade
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - MTN Group has been put on review by Moody's for downgrade after the South African mobile phone operator said it was on the hook for a total of $10.1 billion from its biggest market Nigeria, the ratings agency said on Thursday. “MTN's ...
Nigeria takes on Africa's mobile phone giant MTNBBC News
MTN Nigeria woes become political fodderBusinessTech

all 113 news articles »

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:08:33 GMT
In latest clash, Nigeria hands South Africa's MTN $2bn tax bill - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Eyewitness News

In latest clash, Nigeria hands South Africa's MTN $2bn tax bill
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The latest demands come two years after MTN, Africa's biggest telecoms company, agreed to pay more than $1-billion to end a dispute with Nigeria over unregistered SIM cards. Shares in MTN dropped 5.6% to R81.95 as of 1250 GMT, bringing losses since ...
UPDATE 3-Nigeria raises heat on South Africa's MTN with $2 bln tax billReuters
In latest clash, Nigeria hands SA's MTN $2 billion tax billEyewitness News
Bruce Whitfield: It's time for MTN to hang up on NigeriaBusiness Insider South Africa
ITWeb Africa -The East African (press release) (blog) -The Punch
all 64 news articles »

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:56:19 GMT

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:30:26 GMT
The tough data price questions that MTN, Vodacom and others will have to answer - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

The tough data price questions that MTN, Vodacom and others will have to answer
BusinessTech
“(It) will cover all market participants involved at any point in the value chain for data services that are provided to customers such as government, businesses, trade associations, public entities, regulatory authorities and end-consumers in South ...

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:41:34 GMT
Vodacom wants access to research on data costs in other African countries - TimesLIVE

TimesLIVE

Vodacom wants access to research on data costs in other African countries
TimesLIVE
Telecommunications giant Vodacom has demanded access to the Competition Commission's "current market research" into data in other African countries being cheaper than in South Africa. The commission and the Independent Communications Authority of ...


Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:46:00 GMT
Vodacom showcases 5G capabilities in official launch - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Vodacom showcases 5G capabilities in official launch
Creamer Media's Engineering News
However, the same service cannot be launched commercially in South Africa until the required spectrum is allocated. Vodacom South Africa has only been granted a temporary spectrum licence of 100 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band to showcase the 5G network ...


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:31:56 GMT
Why you can't find a Nokia 7 or Nokia 8 in South Africa - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Why you can't find a Nokia 7 or Nokia 8 in South Africa
MyBroadband
The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco are available from a number of local stores – for R6,299 and R10,999 respectively – but not their predecessors. The Nokia 8 was launched in South Africa last year and was available through Vodacom at a recommended ...

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:00:47 GMT
South Africa's Vodacom launches 5G internet service in Lesotho - Reuters

MyBroadband

South Africa's Vodacom launches 5G internet service in Lesotho
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 25 (Reuters) - South Africa's Vodacom launched what it said was Africa's first commercial 5G internet service in Lesotho on Saturday, but said it would only be able to provide a similar service in its home market once spectrum was ...
Vodacom gets 700Mbps downloads using 5G in South AfricaMyBroadband
Vodacom launches commercial 5G serviceBusinessTech
Vodacom launches commercial 5G – in LesothoTechCentral
Business Insider South Africa -Techfinancials.co.za (blog)
all 4 news articles »

Sat, 25 Aug 2018 12:02:20 GMT
Vodacom claiming Africa's first 5G launch - RCR Wireless News

RCR Wireless News

Vodacom claiming Africa's first 5G launch
RCR Wireless News
South African telecom operator Vodacom Group has launched what it claims to be Africa's first commercial 5G service in Lesotho, the company said in a statement. The service, which will initially provide fixed-wireless access broadband services to two ...
Vodacom launches Africa's first commercial 5G service in LesothoVentureBeat
Vodacom launches 5G internet service in LesothoCreamer Media's Engineering News
Vodacom launches 5G service in LesothoITWeb Africa
african-markets.com -IT News Africa
all 18 news articles »

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:13:57 GMT
Here it is – the Act which will determine Vodacom and MTN's future in South Africa - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Here it is – the Act which will determine Vodacom and MTN's future in South Africa
MyBroadband
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published its amendment to the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) in the Government Gazette. South Africa's telecommunications industry has been waiting for the amendment bill to see how ...

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Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:49:45 GMT
Vodacom's YeboYethu Share Price Has Crashed: A Buying Opportunity For New Investors? - Techfinancials.co.za (blog)

Techfinancials.co.za (blog)

Vodacom's YeboYethu Share Price Has Crashed: A Buying Opportunity For New Investors?
Techfinancials.co.za (blog)
The sharp decline comes shortly after the Vodacom/YeboYethu B-BBEE arrangement was rewinded. The 10 years old YeboYethu transaction which saw Vodacom South Africa sell at a discounted price a stake to black South Africans has matured. Vodacom ...


Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:00:31 GMT
5G could be fibre's biggest competitor in South Africa - MyBroadband

5G could be fibre's biggest competitor in South Africa
MyBroadband
One of the first big use cases for 5G technology will be high-speed, fixed-wireless Internet, according to Vodacom CTO Andries Delport. Speaking in an interview with MyBroadband, Delport said that the high speeds offered by 5G networks would allow for ...


Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:57:04 GMT
WATCH: Vodacom launches 5G in Africa - Independent Online

Independent Online

WATCH: Vodacom launches 5G in Africa
Independent Online
The spokesperson added that Lesotho was selected as the destination for the launch of 5G in Africa because the government of Lesotho has assigned the necessary 3,5GHz spectrum that is needed for 5G implementation to Vodacom for the purpose of 5G.

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Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:39:24 GMT

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:30:26 GMT
From Heita to Telkom - MyBroadband

From Heita to Telkom
MyBroadband
On 14 October 2010 Telkom launched 8taSouth Africa's fourth mobile operator which the company promised would make waves in the local mobile space. “I'm not exaggerating when I say that this is the start of a new era in mobile phone communication in ...


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

TechCentral

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 ...
Telkom launches 8taFin24
Heita! 8ta is SA's fourth mobile operatorTechCentral
8.TA, SA's 4th Mobile Operator: Heita to the CompetitionTechHuman

all 60 news articles »

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:11:52 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
500GB LTE data for R50 from Telkom - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

500GB LTE data for R50 from Telkom
MyBroadband
Telkom is offering its SmartBroadband Wireless LTE and LTE-A contract and prepaid subscribers 500GB of Night Surfer data for R50. The 500GB Night Surfer LTE data is valid for 31 days after it is purchased, and can be used between midnight and 07:00.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:05:28 GMT
8ta launches SA's cheapest data package - 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
8ta prepaid data prices versus Vodacom, MTN and Cell C - MyBroadband

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
Test your knowledge about Telkom - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Test your knowledge about Telkom
MyBroadband
Telkom is one of the best-known brands in South Africa, providing telecommunications services in the country for 26 years. Telkom was founded on 1 October 1991, when the Department of Posts and Telecommunications was divided in three: The Department ...


Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:31:03 GMT
Take this quiz to test your South African mobile knowledge - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Take this quiz to test your South African mobile knowledge
MyBroadband
South Africa's mobile industry is one of the country's biggest business success stories, with Vodacom and MTN serving millions of subscribers across Africa. Most South Africans make calls, send messages, and surf the Internet thanks to the mobile ...


Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:03:06 GMT
Telkom mobile prepaid data – old vs new prices - MyBroadband

Telkom mobile prepaid data – old vs new prices
MyBroadband
Telkom recently published new prepaid mobile data prices on its website, which went live on 22 June. 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.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:55:53 GMT
Advertising spat reveals new Vodacom slogan? - TechCentral

TechCentral

Advertising spat reveals new Vodacom slogan?
TechCentral
Its rivals, MTN (with “Ayoba”), Cell C and Telkom's 8ta (with “Heita”) have all launched high-profile advertising and marketing campaigns in recent months. It's been speculated that Vodacom plans to do away with its familiar green and blue branding in ...

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Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:42:18 GMT

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:30:27 GMT
We did not say there will only be two networks in South Africa – Cell C - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

We did not say there will only be two networks in South AfricaCell C
MyBroadband
Cell C did not state that there will only be two cellular networks in South Africa, the company has clarified. The statement follows a report from Business Insider SA which quoted Graham Mackinnon – chief legal officer at Cell C – as saying cellular ...
SA will only have two networks in the near future, Cell C exec believesBusiness Insider South Africa

all 2 news articles »

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:27:26 GMT
Cell C Needs A Financial Turnaround Before A South African IPO - Fitch Solutions (press release)

Fitch Solutions (press release)

Cell C Needs A Financial Turnaround Before A South African IPO
Fitch Solutions (press release)
In 2016, Cell C launched its FTTH offering, C-Fibre. To capitalise on the positive growth of South Africa's fibre market it has partnered with fibre network operators Vumatel and Telkom subsidiary Openserve rather than build its own network. This ...


Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:00:43 GMT
SA will only have two cellphone networks in the near future, Cell C believes - Cape Business News

SA will only have two cellphone networks in the near future, Cell C believes
Cape Business News
It is “inevitable” that South African cellular networks will consolidate within the next few years, Graham Mackinnon, chief legal officer at Cell C South Africa, says. “It will just be the natural lay of the land,” Mackinnon told delegates at the ITU ...


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:04:07 GMT
Net1 to Participate at Sidoti Fall 2018 Conference - Nasdaq

Net1 to Participate at Sidoti Fall 2018 Conference
Nasdaq
In South Africa, Net1 provides innovative low-cost financial inclusion products, including banking, lending and insurance, and is a leading distributor of mobile subscriber starter packs for Cell C, a South African mobile network operator. Net1 ...

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:15:00 GMT
Cell C inspiring girls to dream bigger - Independent Online

Independent Online

Cell C inspiring girls to dream bigger
Independent Online
Durban - Following on its initiative of Take A Girl Child to Work, Cell C announced this week that its new project CellCgirl will connect young women and give them greater opportunities to excel. CellCgirl, an online platform, aims to connect young ...


Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:03:45 GMT
Disappearing airtime in South Africa is still real – here is the proof - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Disappearing airtime in South Africa is still real – here is the proof
MyBroadband
To test if irregular airtime depletion was occuring on local mobile networks, MyBroadband placed prepaid SIMs from MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, and Telkom in four Nokia 5 smartphones. Each SIM was then loaded with airtime. The smartphones were connected ...

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:31:15 GMT
The best mobile networks in SA: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

The best mobile networks in SA: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom
BusinessTech
OpenSignal has released its latest State of Mobile Networks report for South Africa. The September 2018 report tracks data from May to July 2018, and shows that Vodacom is at the front of the pack. “Vodacom won six out of seven of our national awards ...

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Fri, 07 Sep 2018 07:33:11 GMT
Dane Reynolds Is Putting on a Jersey for the Cell C Goodwave Surf Tournament In South Africa - TheInertia.com

TheInertia.com

Dane Reynolds Is Putting on a Jersey for the Cell C Goodwave Surf Tournament In South Africa
TheInertia.com
Arguably the most exciting and dynamic surfer in the world, and one people love to watch compete, Dane Reynolds, has accepted an invitation to surf in the 2018 edition of the Cell C Goodwave surfing tournament at New Pier in Durban, South Africa. “It's ...


Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:13:37 GMT
Lalla Hirayama to host Cell C Inanda Africa Cup Polo 2018 - Channel 24

Channel 24

Lalla Hirayama to host Cell C Inanda Africa Cup Polo 2018
Channel 24
Cape Town - TV host and one of the most recognised celebrities in South Africa - Lalla Hirayama will take the centre stage as host of the 2018 Cell C Inanda Africa Cup. The prestigious event is set to take place at the picturesque Inanda Club, Sandton ...

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Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:29:16 GMT
Cell C launches a converged 'entertainment package' called MediaPlay - Stuff Magazines

Stuff Magazines

Cell C launches a converged 'entertainment package' called MediaPlay
Stuff Magazines
Which means one bill, and one call centre to contend with when things go wrong. The appeal is obvious. Now mobile operator Cell C has launched a converged service of its own called MediaPlay. It's something South Africa could certainly use… but will ...

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Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:22:21 GMT

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