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Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:18:19 GMT


MTN and Ericsson begin 5G customer trial in South Africa - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

MTN and Ericsson begin 5G customer trial in South Africa
BusinessTech
MTN South Africa and Ericsson have announced the first 5G customer trial deployment in South Africa starting with a fixed wireless access site at technology company Netstar's headquarters in Midrand. Following the field deployment, MTN is planning to ...
MTN and Ericsson launch first 5G customer trial in South AfricaMyBroadband

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:01:34 GMT
MTN, Ericsson begin first 5G customer trial deployment in South Africa - Vanguard

Vanguard

MTN, Ericsson begin first 5G customer trial deployment in South Africa
Vanguard
Speaking on the new development, Giovannili, CTIO MTN South Africa said that, “We have been working in close partnership with Ericsson on 5G for tests in the lab, field trials, and now initial customer test deployment. Throughout this process, our ...
MTN, Ericsson and Netstar record 5G first for South AfricaTelecompaper
MTN, Ericsson in first 5G customer trialIT-Online

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:41:06 GMT
MTN set to relaunch Mobile Money in South Africa - TechCentral

TechCentral

MTN set to relaunch Mobile Money in South Africa
TechCentral
Two years after pulling the plug on its Mobile Money service in South Africa, MTN Group plans to relaunch the service in South Africa, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Business Day reported earlier on Tuesday that MTN plans to ...
MTN Group in financial services pushBusinessTech
MTN announces KaiOS feature phone for South Africagearburn
MTN unveils super-cheap 3G feature phone running KaiOSMyBroadband
Business Insider South Africa -BizNews -Independent Online
all 157 news articles »

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:07:55 GMT
MTN faces angry regulators, US sanctions on Iran and civil wars - The Economist

The Economist

MTN faces angry regulators, US sanctions on Iran and civil wars
The Economist
Connecting its first calls in 1994, the year that Nelson Mandela came to power, the firm became an emblem of the new South Africa and an early vehicle for black investment. At the time there were just 6m landlines in sub-Saharan Africa, one for every ...
UPDATE 1-MTN Rwanda close to finalising 50 bln franc syndicated loanReuters

all 7 news articles »

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:49:00 GMT
New mobile data rules: Relief coming for consumers as Icasa settles case with Cell C, MTN - Fin24

Fin24

New mobile data rules: Relief coming for consumers as Icasa settles case with Cell C, MTN
Fin24
This was confirmed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Wednesday after it announced that it reached a settlement with Cell C and MTN over the implementation of the regulations. The companies challenged the matter in ...

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:41:00 GMT
MTN South Africa loses subscribers - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

MTN South Africa loses subscribers
MyBroadband
MTN has released its quarterly update for the period ended 30 September 2018, which shows a drop in subscriber numbers for South Africa. The results were a mixture of positive and negative, with MTN SA recording service revenue growth of 3% ...
MTN South Africa is losing customersMoneyweb.co.za
MTN South Africa hit by weak rand and high phone pricesBusinessTech
MTN lost more than 800000 pre-paid subscribers in South Africa in 90 days – here's whyBusiness Insider South Africa
Business Day -Telecompaper
all 55 news articles »

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:08:30 GMT
MTN Nigeria $10 billion feud can risk South Africa system, SARB says - TimesLIVE

TimesLIVE

MTN Nigeria $10 billion feud can risk South Africa system, SARB says
TimesLIVE
MTN's battles with Nigerian authorities over $10 billion in repatriated funds and back taxes could increase risk in South Africa's financial system, the Reserve Bank said. Africa's largest wireless carrier by subscribers is facing mounting pressure to ...
MTN Nigeria $10 Billion Feud Puts South Africa at RiskBloomberg
MTN Nigeria $10 billion feud can increase risk in South Africa's financial system: SARBBusinessTech
MTN Nigeria risk puts SA financial sector on tenterhooksIndependent Online
Eyewitness News -Mobile World Live -Reuters
all 134 news articles »

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:58:00 GMT
MTN, Cell C secure extension on new end-user regulations deadline - Creamer Media's Engineering News

eNCA

MTN, Cell C secure extension on new end-user regulations deadline
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Mobile operators Cell C and MTN South Africa have reached an agreement with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) over the implementation of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations. The terms of the ...
ICASA, Cell C and MTN agree to implement consumer charter in February 2019Telecompaper
Data regulations: Icasa settles with network operatorsIndependent Online
New data rules coming in February 2019BusinessTech
eNCA
all 12 news articles »

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:38:24 GMT
Big increase in MTN network speeds – Here's what is behind it - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Big increase in MTN network speeds – Here's what is behind it
MyBroadband
These results are based on 772,647 network performance tests which were performed across South Africa. Cell down-sampling is used to ensure that multiple tests in a single area do not skew the results. The results show that the average download speed ...


Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:17:26 GMT
MTN wins OpenSignal video experience test in South Africa - Telecompaper

TechCentral

MTN wins OpenSignal video experience test in South Africa
Telecompaper
MTN South Africa has won OpenSignal's mobile networks video experience award, in a narrow win over Vodacom. The study calculates a score on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the best video experience possible. In South Africa, both MTN and ...
MTN has best network for video streaming: OpenSignalTechCentral
MTN Offer The Best Mobile Video Quality In SA, Says OpenSignalTechfinancials.co.za (blog)
OpenSignal rates MTN best network for mobile video experience in SAhtxt.africa

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:10:29 GMT

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Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:18:19 GMT
Huge subscriber and data traffic growth for Vodacom in South Africa - MyBroadband

Business Insider South Africa

Huge subscriber and data traffic growth for Vodacom in South Africa
MyBroadband
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub noted, however, that underlying growth was weakened by the South Africa's economic slowdown. “The 2.5-million increase in customers in South Africa since March shows that our sustained effort to deliver greater value is ...
Vodacom's data prices fell 16.4% in six months – and the customers are streaming inBusiness Insider South Africa
Vodacom Falls as South Africa Consumer Woes Hit Sales GrowthBloomberg
Vodacom H1 profit down 13.5%Eyewitness News
BusinessTech -The Standard -Mobile World Live
all 38 news articles »

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:36:20 GMT
Vodacom Tanzania approves sale of 26% stake to South Africa's Vodacom Group - african-markets.com

african-markets.com

Vodacom Tanzania approves sale of 26% stake to South Africa's Vodacom Group
african-markets.com
Shareholders in Vodacom Tanzania (DSE:VODA) on Wednesday approved the sale of a 26 percent stake owned by Mirambo Holdings Ltd to South Africa's Vodacom Group (JSE:VOD). They approved the transaction during an extraordinary annual general ...


Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:54:10 GMT
Vodacom surpasses expectations, raises interim dividend payout - Independent Online

Independent Online

Vodacom surpasses expectations, raises interim dividend payout
Independent Online
The marginal dividend increase comes as Vodacom rival MTN cut its dividend in August in a bid to address its debt burden. Cape Town-based portfolio manager Peter Takaendesa at Mergence said South African operations were weaker, but dividend growth ...
Vodacom shares plummet due to slow revenue growthMyBroadband
Vodacom may be expanding to Ethiopia soonVentures Africa

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:30:57 GMT
Telkom FreeMe roaming on Vodacom – Best data deal in South Africa - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Telkom FreeMe roaming on Vodacom – Best data deal in South Africa
MyBroadband
Telkom has signed an extensive roaming agreement with Vodacom to roam on its 2G, 3G, and 4G networks in South Africa. This will include seamless handover technology. Telkom stated that the new roaming agreement with Vodacom will start on 1 ...
South Africa's Vodacom, Telkom agree to share networksThe Standard
This is how much cheaper it may be to use Vodacom's network via Telkom in 2019Business Insider South Africa
Telkom expands coverage with access to the Vodacom networkIndependent Online
Stuff Magazines -Roodepoort Northsider
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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:46:35 GMT
SPI International extends its channel offerings to Telkom and Vodacom South Africa - Telecompaper

SPI International extends its channel offerings to Telkom and Vodacom South Africa
Telecompaper
SPI International has expanded distribution of its channels to South African operators Telkom and Vodacom. Their agreement includes all of the channels from the current SPI portfolio, namely FilmBox Africa, FilmBox ArtHouse, DocuBox, FightBox, Fast ...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:34:39 GMT
Vodacom Tanzania approves sale of 26 percent stake to South Africa's Vodacom Group - The Standard

The Standard

Vodacom Tanzania approves sale of 26 percent stake to South Africa's Vodacom Group
The Standard
Shareholders in Vodacom Tanzania on Wednesday approved the sale of a 26 percent stake owned by Mirambo Holdings Ltd to South Africa's Vodacom Group. ALSO READ: Mobile money transactions fall on new taxes. They approved the transaction during ...
Vodacom Tanzania approves sale of 26 pct stake to South Africa's Vodacom GroupReuters Africa
Vodacom Tanzania approves sale of 26% stake to SA's Vodacom GroupMoneyweb.co.za
Tanzania: Sale of Voda Stake ApprovedAllAfrica.com

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:23:36 GMT
Vodacom's milestone BEE transaction knocks shareholder earnings slightly - Fin24

Fin24

Vodacom's milestone BEE transaction knocks shareholder earnings slightly
Fin24
Valued at R16.4bn, the new scheme is the biggest ever in the telecommunications industry in South Africa and makes YeboYethu our third largest shareholder," Joosub said. "As expected, the costs associated with this transaction had a once-off impact on ...
Vodacom posts H1 uptickCreamer Media's Engineering News
Vodacom thumbs its nose at weak SA economyTechCentral
Vodacom revenues upIT-Online
Telecompaper
all 21 news articles »

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:59:41 GMT
Vodacom, iStore and others tease Black Friday smartphone deals - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

Vodacom, iStore and others tease Black Friday smartphone deals
BusinessTech
“Despite the economic backdrop, we predict good growth in Black Friday retail sales, with categories such as panel-TVs and smartphones likely once again to be the star performers,” says Kali Moahloli, commercial head for market insights at GfK South ...


Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:51:45 GMT
#AfricaCom: We need spectrum for 5G deployment - Vodacom - Independent Online

Independent Online

#AfricaCom: We need spectrum for 5G deployment - Vodacom
Independent Online
In South Africa, we are still waiting for access on the spectrum to provide 5G networks and we are hoping that it will be soon." When asked how the introduction of 5G would affect data costs, Naidu states that it should be low but in terms of ...

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:53:17 GMT
5G will drive down data costs in South Africa – Vodacom CEO - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

5G will drive down data costs in South AfricaVodacom CEO
BusinessTech
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub says that the imminent 5G technology will drive down mobile and data costs in South Africa. Speaking at the 2018 MyBroadband Conference, Joosub warned that a lack of spectrum remains a big barrier to cheaper data costs.
We can cut mobile data prices in half if we received spectrum – Vodacom CEOMyBroadband
We don't have capacity to sell to ISPs, Vodacom saysTechCentral

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:36:19 GMT

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Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:18:20 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
At a high-profile launch at Lanseria Airport this week, 8ta managing executive Amith Maharaj promised a “new era in mobile phone communication in South Africa”. “Consumers will at last have real choice,” he said. Numerous analysts predicted that Telkom ...
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 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
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
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
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
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
8·ta re-brands Telkom Hillbrow Tower - IT News Africa

8·ta re-brands Telkom Hillbrow Tower
IT News Africa
“It really gives us great pleasure to shout 'Heita” to Joburg residents and visitors from our sky-high position,” said Maharaj. The rebranding took just over a month to complete. 8·ta was launched last year on 14 October and has since greeted and ...


Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:27:46 GMT

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Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:18:20 GMT
New mobile data rules: Relief coming for consumers as Icasa settles case with Cell C, MTN - Fin24

Fin24

New mobile data rules: Relief coming for consumers as Icasa settles case with Cell C, MTN
Fin24
This was confirmed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Wednesday after it announced that it reached a settlement with Cell C and MTN over the implementation of the regulations. The companies challenged the matter in ...
ICASA, telcos settle new data rules matterITWeb

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:41:00 GMT
MTN, Cell C secure extension on new end-user regulations deadline - Creamer Media's Engineering News

eNCA

MTN, Cell C secure extension on new end-user regulations deadline
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Mobile operators Cell C and MTN South Africa have reached an agreement with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) over the implementation of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations. The terms of the ...
Data regulations: Icasa settles with network operatorsIndependent Online
ICASA, Cell C and MTN agree to implement consumer charter in February 2019Telecompaper
New data rules coming in February 2019BusinessTech
eNCA -ofm.co.za
all 12 news articles »

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:38:24 GMT
Cell C's black CEO For Content Surie Ramasary Resigns - Techfinancials.co.za (blog)

Techfinancials.co.za (blog)

Cell C's black CEO For Content Surie Ramasary Resigns
Techfinancials.co.za (blog)
Ramasaray joined Cell C in 2012. Previously occupied the position of executive head of products and services at both Cell C and MTN Zambia. She was also a senior manager for customers retentions, and also a product manager at MTN South Africa.


Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:45:49 GMT
Vodacom's data prices fell 16.4% in six months – and the customers are streaming in - Business Insider South Africa

Business Insider South Africa

Vodacom's data prices fell 16.4% in six months – and the customers are streaming in
Business Insider South Africa
Vodacom says it added 2.5 million new customers in South Africa over the last six months, and now has 9 million 4G devices on its network. In SA its data prices were down 16.4% – and data traffic shot up. Internet of things (IoT) connections on its ...

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:58:28 GMT
Cell C to drop Black premium subscription to R89 per month for Black Friday - BusinessTech

Cell C to drop Black premium subscription to R89 per month for Black Friday
BusinessTech
Cell C's Black has announced that its top package on the Black streaming service will get a big discount for Black Friday 2018. Black Binge Elite will drop from R449 to R89 per month as part of the special. The deal is available to take up from 23 ...

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:01:31 GMT
Cell C customers now roaming on MTN - TechCentral

TechCentral

Cell C customers now roaming on MTN
TechCentral
Cell C said on Tuesday that it has completed the implementation of its roaming agreement with MTN South Africa. This means that Cell C customers outside the urban centres can now roam onto MTN's 3G and 4G/LTE networks. The operator said the two ...

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:36:48 GMT
ANC mobile network plans fail - Mail and Guardian

Mail and Guardian

ANC mobile network plans fail
Mail and Guardian
The Mail & Guardian has established that as early as April this year the ANC was presented with a proposal for a virtual mobile network, using Cell C. 1912 Mobile was to be set up and managed by Digital Broadway and Trading and Impepho Emhlophe Risk ...


Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:00:04 GMT
Cell C to help City with Wi-Fi expansion across the metro - Independent Online

MyBroadband

Cell C to help City with Wi-Fi expansion across the metro
Independent Online
"Cell C is always looking at ways to bring access to as many South Africans as we can. We know that this project will assist us in our mission to connect those who have not been able to access Wi-Fi before," said Cell C Chief Executive Officer, Jose ...
City of Cape Town and Cell C sign deal to expand public Wi-FiMyBroadband
Cape Town lamp-posts and bus stops may soon become WiFi hotspotsBusiness Insider South Africa
Streetlights to expand Cape Town's WiFi accessCapeTown ETC

all 139 news articles »

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:42:44 GMT
Cell C appoints former McDonald's SA finance head as CFO - BusinessTech

ITWeb Africa

Cell C appoints former McDonald's SA finance head as CFO
BusinessTech
Before joining Cell C, Mahomed was CFO for McDonald's South Africa, with prior roles at Ellerines Holdings, Johnson & Johnson and several senior roles at Tongaat Hulett. He has also held various directorships. Mahomed holds a Masters in Business ...
Cell C appoints Zafar Mahomed as new CFOMyBroadband
Former McDonald's SA CFO joins Cell CITWeb Africa
Cell C appoints a new Chief Financial OfficerIndependent Online
TechCentral
all 6 news articles »

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:35:15 GMT
Net1's shares plunge 46% on accounting error over Cell C - Independent Online

Independent Online

Net1's shares plunge 46% on accounting error over Cell C
Independent Online
Net1 in August last year bought a 15 percent stake in Cell C for R2 billion. Cell C is one of the three major licensed mobile operators in South Africa with more than 15 million subscribers. The group said its audit committee has discussed the error ...


Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:02:55 GMT

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