SA mobile contract price hikes unjustified - study

2015-05-21 16:35

Local mobile operators’ claims that rising input costs are fuelling contract price hikes are not reflected in their financial statements, says a research body.

Striking employees threaten to cripple MTN if their demands are ignored

2015-05-20 17:03

MTN workers have issued their bosses with a stern warning: meet their demands or experience a strike similar to the one that crippled the South African Post Office last year.

Union chants 'voetsek' to MTN execs

2015-05-20 14:09

Chants reverberated outside MTN’s head office as the Communication Workers' Union called for pay hikes at the telecoms firm.

CWU says 2 000 MTN employees to hold strike

2015-05-15 21:15

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says its 2 000 members working at telecommunications operator MTN would strike on May 20 to demand higher bonus payments.

With cellphones, money talks

2015-05-10 15:59

Looking at cellphone contracts and costs can make your head hurt, especially when you consider that there are three major cellphone networks. To make things a bit simpler, we looked at three typical kinds of cellphone users.

Cyber attackers target MTN data centre

2015-05-06 15:28

Services at mobile network MTN’s Gallo Manor Data Centre in Johannesburg have been negatively affected following a cyber attack.

Former Treasury officials soothe investors in new roles

2015-04-24 15:04

SA is increasingly turning to Treasury officials from the first decade of democratic rule to help steer key economic institutions and boost investor confidence.

MTN Abuja reports false, says cellphone provider

2015-04-23 16:23

Cellphone provider MTN has denied reports out of Nigeria that its office in Abuja had to shut down after coming under attack because of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

MTN, Vodafone ink mobile money deal

2015-04-21 10:27

Transfers between M-Pesa and MTN mobile money users in East Africa are set to become a reality.

Anger over MTN’s price hikes

2015-04-16 10:24

Mobile network MTN’s price hike has sparked disappointment among several of its customers.


Outrage during MTN strike

2015-05-20 18:34

On Wednesday (May 20 2015) MTN employees downed tools outside the company’s offices in Fairlands, Johannesburg. According to the Communications Workers’ Union the workers are demanding 10% salary increases, the conversion of temporary staff to permanent and 16% bonus payments.

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The Communications Workers Union launched picketing action outside MTN's headquarters as members protested for more pay increases.

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MTN warns of service disruptions ahead of strike

2015-05-18 14:40

Staff affiliated with the Communication Workers Union have outlined their intention to strike over bonus pay.

Signal woes may hamper Cell C’s R10k buy-back plan

2015-05-14 13:01

Mobile network Cell C’s plan to give customers up to R10 000 to help them buy themselves out of their contracts with other networks has caught Fin24 users’ attention.

Cell C considers job cuts

2015-05-07 17:01

More job losses may hit the local telecommunications sector as mobile network Cell C is starting consultations around possible retrenchments.


Time is 'right' for SA MVNOs

2015-05-04 10:09

South Africa is ready for a serious mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), says the CEO of the latest player in the local market.

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MTN unveils streaming music service

2015-04-24 08:13

MTN has announced the launch of a music and video streaming offering modelled along of the lines of Spotify.

MTN struggles to grow SA subscriber base

2015-04-23 10:07

Subscriber growth for the mobile network has been “muted” in South Africa, according to the company's quarterly report.

MTN warns of streaming disruptions

2015-04-16 16:44

Watching online video on MTN’s mobile network in coming weeks could be a frustrating experience as the company upgrades its technologies.

UPDATE: MTN's price increases revealed

2015-04-15 16:07

South Africa’s second largest mobile network MTN plans to hike several of its contract and data prices.

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