ARTICLES RELATING TO MTN

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 16:28

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 11:00

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

Vodacom slashes call rates

2014-04-01 21:10

Vodacom has implemented the new call termination rates set out by Icasa following a high court ruling.

Call for affordable telecom services

2014-04-01 13:26

Parliament's communications portfolio committee is urging all parties to work together to ensure affordable telecommunication services following a court ruling.

Icasa gets nod for cheaper call rates

2014-03-31 17:31

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa can go ahead with regulations to cut mobile termination rates, a high court has ruled.

Warning over unregulated call rates

2014-03-26 18:57

A lack of regulation in the mobile network market would likely harm consumers, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

New Icasa rates 'half baked experiment'

2014-03-26 05:30

New call rates between cellphone networks aimed at stimulating competition should have taken into account the structural effects on the market, a court has heard.

Icasa may make U-turn on call rates

2014-03-24 11:40

Telecoms regulator Icasa says it may reconsider planned cuts in the amount mobile operators charge each other to use their networks to avert a lengthy legal battle.

We're guilty, MTN tells Cell C

2014-03-17 11:26

MTN has taken full-page ads in Sunday papers in response to accusations by Cell C and Telkom that it is hiding behind regulations to protect profits.

MTN earnings up 27% on weak rand

2014-03-05 09:36

MTN Group, Africa's largest telecoms provider, has posted a 27% jump in full-year earnings, lifted by foreign exchange gains and strong growth in data revenue.

Telkom fights Vodacom, MTN over MTRs

2014-03-03 11:01

Telkom has written an open letter to telecommunications giants MTN and Vodacom about a new pricing regime, the New Age has reported.

Vodacom files papers against Icasa

2014-02-26 12:30

Vodacom has lodged an application in the South Gauteng High Court to challenge regulator Icasa over cheaper call rates.

MTN comes out fighting: We're not greedy

2014-02-21 08:00

Mobile operator MTN has come out fighting accusations that it is greedy with respect to its court challenge to the regulator's decision on Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs).

MTN eyes 30% increase in earnings

2014-02-20 12:29

Cellular network operator MTN says that it expects an increase of between 25% and 30% in annual headline earnings per share.

Icasa 'rushed' MTRs, says insider

2014-02-17 14:01

The Mobile Termination Rates announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa was implemented too fast and may distort the mobile market in South Africa, an analyst has said.

MTN is greedy, says Cell C

2014-02-17 08:50

The decision by mobile operator MTN to take legal action on the regulator's announcement of Mobile Termination Rates is a sad day for South Africa, Cell C has said.

MTN is not a greedy monster - CEO

2014-02-14 16:33

Challenging Icasa in court over cheaper call rates should not be construed as an attempt to keep the costs of telecommunications high, says MTN CEO Zunaid Bulbulia.

Vodacom may join MTN's call rate challenge

2014-02-12 09:10

Communications regulator Icasa expects Vodacom to join MTN in demanding it does away with cheaper cellphone termination rates, MPs have heard.

Sliding rand boosts and burdens companies

2014-02-09 13:00

The tumbling rand has been both a blessing and a curse for corporate South Africa, ranging from a windfall for mining houses to saddling manufacturers.

Small mobile operators smiling

2014-02-03 15:47

The halving of mobile phone termination rates will hit Vodacom the hardest and hurt MTN, but benefit smaller operators, says ratings agency Moody's.

E-tolls, strikes dominate business news

2013-12-27 15:41

Here is your round-up of the top three business news events that sparked debate in the year that was.

MTN to expand into Middle East internet services

2013-12-20 14:00

MTN and Rocket Internet have agreed to extend online retail and other digital services in the Middle East.

MTN pushes cheap internet on feature phones

2013-12-12 08:00

MTN is driving feature phone users to the internet at lower cost as the operator rolls out a new SurferLite pilot programme.

Standard Bank, MTN laud Madiba's humanity

2013-12-06 09:55

Standard Bank and MTN have remembered former President Nelson Mandela for his relentless pursuit of freedom and democracy.

 

Nashua Mobile to close shop

2014-04-14 13:26

Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators, says parent company Reunert.

Call for cheaper data costs

2014-04-02 15:44

A probe should be launched into lowering the cost of data in the wake of cheaper call termination rates, says the Universal Services and Access Agency of SA.

ANC cheers bold consumer moves

2014-04-01 15:43

Government's steps to ease the burden of high communication costs and access to credit for many South Africans is bold and decisive, says the ANC.

Vodacom, MTN in nosebleed territory

2014-04-01 05:30

Cell C and Telkom cheer as investors of Vodacom and MTN are rattled by a ruling allowing Icasa to cut mobile termination rates.

Unregulated cell environment dangerous - Icasa

2014-03-31 07:38

Mobile giants MTN and Vodacom will continue to oppose new call termination rates in court, as regulator Icasa warns on the dangers of an unregulated environment.

Cell giants should have disclosed costs

2014-03-26 12:34

MTN and Vodacom should have disclosed their costs for calls to other networks, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Cellphone giants in court to stop rate cuts

2014-03-25 07:21

MTN and Vodacom have approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent basis to stop Icasa from implementing a regulation on mobile termination rates.

Nigerians fork out billions for airtime

2014-03-19 16:09

Nigerians cough up more for recharge cards each month than they do for petrol, electricity and rent, according to a report.

Spectrum critical to SA LTE expansion plans

2014-03-05 12:35

The lack of spectrum plays havoc with the future plans of mobile operators in SA, and may impact on the potential rollout of high speed mobile services.

Cheaper call rates battle hots up

2014-03-03 12:17

Telkom has entered a fierce commercial battle where everybody is seemingly gunning industry giants MTN and Vodacom over termination fees.

MTN looks set to bail out Telkom Mobile

2014-03-02 10:17

Rumours are rife that struggling Telkom Mobile is about to announce a life-saving deal with MTN.

Bekker's top 3 tech contributions to SA

2014-02-23 16:59

Koos Bekker is well-known for his unique pay deal with Naspers, but his ability to spot a new trend in the fast-changing world of technology is worth noting.

Icasa brings forward mobile rate cuts

2014-02-20 13:01

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has brought forward plans to halve the rates mobile operators can charge each other to use their networks.

Cell C takes YouTube shot over MTN 'greed'

2014-02-20 10:31

Mobile operator Cell C has launched a guerrilla marketing campaign aimed at MTN.

Don't be so greedy MTN, says Cell C

2014-02-17 11:23

MTN has decided to sue over the reduction of MTRs, but Cell C has said that the court action has more to do with greed than South Africa's mobile networks. Watch the video.

Cheaper call rates on hold - Icasa

2014-02-14 18:46

The Independent Communications Authority of SA has delayed regulations for call rate cuts as a result of court action lodged by MTN.

MTN takes Icasa to court over rate cuts

2014-02-14 14:20

MTN Group says it has asked a court to review regulator Icasa's decision to slash telephone connection rates the telecoms sector says will cost it millions.

MTN fights back over cheaper call rates

2014-02-11 16:30

MTN has demanded that Icasa do away with the recently published regulations, which include a 50% cut in call termination rates, parliament has heard.

Vodacom ready for battle over price cuts

2014-02-06 07:00

Vodacom plans to launch a legal challenge against telecoms regulator Icasa's new cheaper call rules that favour rivals Cell C and Telkom Mobile.

MTN sets out its SIM deactivation policy

2014-01-23 10:17

In reaction to a Fin24 user's frustration about a deactivated SIM card with another provider, MTN sets out its policy.

MTN sells 1 200 mobile towers to IHS

2013-12-20 19:57

MTN has agreed to sell over 1 200 mobile towers in Rwanda and Zambia to IHS Holdings as it plans to focus more on products and services.

MTN pushes cheap internet on feature phones

2013-12-13 10:26

MTN is driving feature phone users to the internet at lower cost as the operator rolls out a new SurferLite pilot programme.

Mandela: Backbone of business

2013-12-08 16:02

Nelson Mandela turned South Africa from a pariah state to the world’s darling, and in doing so, he brought the country into the global economy, according to a report.

MTN makes data deals permanent

2013-12-04 10:40

Mobile data price wars continue to benefit South African consumers as the operators drop the cost of connecting smart devices to the internet.

MTN will oppose Turkcell’s lawsuit

2013-11-28 18:06

MTN says it will vigorously defend the latest lawsuit by the Turkish operator Turkcell, arising from the unsuccessful bid to obtain a mobile licence in Iran.

 
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