ARTICLES RELATING TO MTN

MTN to cut over 500 jobs, says union

2015-01-28 14:47

MTN plans to issue dismissal notices by May 1 to up to 578 people at its South African enterprise business unit, the Solidarity union has said.

Vodacom plans connecting 150 000 homes to fibre

2015-01-26 13:53

South Africa’s biggest mobile phone network plans to connect 250 000 homes and businesses to fibre broadband over the next three years.

MTN to restructure its enterprise unit

2015-01-21 14:34

Africa's largest telecoms provider plans to reorganise its South African enterprise business segment as competition squeezes revenue.

SA stocks ease, look set for volatility

2015-01-18 11:28

South African stocks looked set to extend days of volatile trade on low oil prices and as investors remain skittish about emerging market assets.

Cell C ‘threatened’ by Vodacom-Neotel tie-up

2015-01-07 10:59

Cell C plans to tell regulators at a hearing next week that its business is threatened by Vodacom’s proposed acquisition of Neotel.

Stakeholders are the jury

2014-12-24 07:12

In SA, many brands underestimate the harm that can result from bad treatment of customers, says Solly Moeng.

Smartphones to become internet machines

2014-12-09 12:18

Despite the small rebound in the computer market, smart mobile devices are set to be the default device for people accessing the internet.

Load shedding, theft impact MTN’s network quality

2014-12-02 16:05

Mobile operator MTN South Africa apologises for disruptions in its network quality over recent days as the company blames upgrades and power cuts for affecting its services.

Where does your expired data go?

2014-11-24 10:40

Where does your data go when you buy a bundle and after a period of time, it simply expires? A top telecoms executive gives his answer to this question.

Africa needs its own Facebook

2014-11-19 09:59

Can Africans switch off WhatsApp and Twitter for something local, asks Gugu Lourie.

SA smartphone prices being pushed down

2014-11-10 10:01

Costs have to come down to a point where mass adoption will take off, say South African mobile operators.

IBM readies SA artificial intelligence debut

2014-11-05 11:37

Cognitive computing service ‘Watson’ expected to be switched on in South Africa early next year, says a company official.

MTN launches old school reverse call service

2014-10-28 12:43

MTN has announced a new service that mimics the old school telephone system with a modern twist.

MTN shares hit after slashing forecast

2014-10-23 14:24

MTN has cut its forecast for Nigerian subscriber growth, raising concern about its ability to fight off competition in its top market and sending its shares sliding.

Galaxy Note 4 SA launch puts price in the spotlight

2014-10-14 08:41

With the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the price of flagship smartphones has jumped into the spotlight.

MTN appoints ex-Microsoft boss to grow business

2014-10-02 07:40

MTN has announced that former Microsoft SA executive Mteto Nyati has been appointed as group chief enterprise officer for the mobile operator.

Icasa announces new call rate regulations

2014-09-29 19:49

New call termination rates favouring smaller cellular operators have been announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA.

Icasa proposes gradual connection rate cuts

2014-09-05 22:28

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has lengthened the time frame for planned cuts to mobile connection fees.

MTN's tower deal a shift to broadband?

2014-09-04 19:14

Tower company IHS, who announced a deal with MTN that could be worth about $1.8bn, says mobile operators are selling their towers to free up capital for broadband.

IHS to take control of MTN's Nigeria towers

2014-09-04 12:04

MTN has made a deal with IHS for the transfer of business towers, which is expected to reduce MTN Nigeria's operating costs and drive network efficiency.

MTN, Solidarity to discuss layoffs

2014-08-29 17:56

Cellphone network service MTN and trade union Solidarity will meet over the company's plans to retrench managerial staff in South Africa, Solidarity says.

M2M money train

2014-08-20 15:19

SA's biggest mobile operators have found a new revenue stream, says Gugu Lourie.

New Icasa MTR policy 'should benefit consumers'

2014-08-20 07:54

The new policy to determine the actual cost of termination rates should benefit mobile consumers in South Africa, says an analyst.

SA developers score at awards show

2014-08-15 07:09

South African talent has been celebrated as local developers were recognised in the MTN App of the Year Awards.

Abil crisis knocks JSE for second day

2014-08-08 07:39

The JSE fell for a second straight session as African Bank Investments stocks plunged further on fears it may be unable to plug a huge deficit in its finances.

 

MTN links up to Amazon Web Services

2015-01-27 16:00

Africa’s biggest mobile network plans to directly connect its business customers to the cloud computing offering.

MTN and the data dilemma

2015-01-22 07:26

The time to regulate unused mobile data is now, says Gugu Lourie.

MTN wants you to share the data love

2015-01-21 09:45

Smartphone users worried about losing unused, expired data now have an alternative as MTN rolls out a sharing package.

Gloves off in battle for SA broadband

2015-01-16 08:30

The battle for the internet in South Africa has taken a dramatic turn as telecoms giants swing punches at each other.

Stakeholders are the jury

2014-12-24 11:32

Brands misjudge the harm that can result from bad service, says Solly Moeng.

MTN awards its CEO R18.6m in shares

2014-12-23 14:26

Mobile network MTN has awarded its Group President and CEO Sifiso Dabengwa with 83 100 shares in the company as part of a performance plan.

Cell C cuts data costs

2014-12-05 12:38

South Africa’s third largest mobile network Cell C has slashed data prices as the country’s telecoms market heats up ahead of the holiday period.

JSE ends lower, naira hits MTN

2014-11-26 18:13

South African stocks have slipped, driven by losses in Africa's largest telecoms operator MTN after the devaluation of the Nigerian currency.

'Mobile phone networks are not cash cows'

2014-11-21 08:52

All mobile operators are not huge financial cash machines, especially where multiple players vie for market share in one country, says an international organisation.

MTN donates $10m towards Ebola fight

2014-11-13 12:15

Africa’s biggest mobile phone network is also calling on customers to donate at least $1 towards a campaign against the outbreak.

Competition commission approves MTN, Afrihost deal

2014-11-06 17:51

MTN's acquisition in Afrihost is another sign of further consolidation in South Africa’s telecoms market, says an expert.

MTN targets enterprise for growth

2014-11-03 14:07

Africa’s biggest mobile network looks to businesses amid a tougher consumer market.

JSE drifts lower, MTN weighs

2014-10-23 17:59

South African shares have ended in the red, dragged lower by MTN, which surprised investors with news it was struggling to sign on new subscribers in Nigeria.

MTN subscribers rise as competition bites

2014-10-23 09:17

MTN Group has reported a slight increase in quarterly subscribers, squeezed by stiff competition as well as tougher regulations in its key Nigerian market.

SA threatened over 'frozen' Nigerian arms deal

2014-10-08 15:40

Nigeria has accused South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and threatened retaliation against major South African companies, including telecom giant MTN, if the spat is not resolved.

Vodacom, MTN cautious over new MTR policy

2014-09-30 12:33

Mobile operators have reacted with caution following the announcement of mobile termination rates by the regulator.

JSE lower, but Steinhoff shines

2014-09-11 18:09

Stocks have inched lower as a solid performance by Steinhoff was offset by a sharp fall in Vodacom after Credit Suisse cut its rating on the mobile operator.

MTN will not involve CCMA in retrenchments

2014-09-05 20:09

MTN says it will not involve the CCMA in its retrenchment process, but it is committed to engaging with employees in a consensus-seeking consultation process.

JSE rises as Capitec sparkles

2014-09-04 18:00

South African stocks have extended their winning run to a fourth straight session, with Capitec leading the gainers after the lender flagged higher profits.

MTN retrenchments: union wants CCMA help

2014-09-03 19:46

Solidarity has called on MTN to ask the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration to facilitate its retrenchment process.

MTN, Vodacom cautiously welcome Icasa MTR policy

2014-08-19 12:00

Mobile operators have cautiously welcomed the regulator's proposals for termination rates.

Abil slides but MTN takes JSE higher

2014-08-08 18:33

South African stocks have recovered from earlier losses after better-than-expected US economic data, with MTN leading the risers.

MTN eyes e-commerce to grow revenue

2014-08-07 14:15

Africa’s largest cellphone group is betting on rising smartphone usage to spur online shopping in the continent as part of its plans to diversify revenue streams.

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