MTN near to hiring new CEO

2016-05-25 10:24

Embattled mobile network MTN Group says it is near to hiring a new chief executive officer after the previous head of the company quit late last year.

SA mobile networks say no to ad blocking

2016-05-24 15:11

Local mobile operators have indicated that they are not investigating network level ad blocking services yet.

Vodacom and MTN want action on spectrum

2016-05-23 16:40

It has become urgent for the government to move on the allocation of mobile spectrum, local operators have urged.

Nigeria suspends talks on MTN’s $3.9bn fine

2016-05-22 13:19

Nigeria has suspended talks with MTN about a record $3.9bn fine, while an investigation takes place into the size of the penalty and how it was delivered.

Vodacom, MTN hit massive 1Gbps broadband speed

2016-05-19 09:21

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN have re-asserted their position as senior mobile operators with a high speed mobile broadband test.

MTN loses crown as Africa's biggest phone company

2016-05-12 11:04

MTN’s six-month battle with Nigerian authorities over payment of a record fine has cost the company its seven-year status as Africa’s highest valued telecoms operator

Cwele: Broadband more important than revenue

2016-05-11 14:24

Government has expressed its desire to forsake revenue over broadband access as it races to meet its self-imposed goal of universal internet by 2020.

MTN restores data services after network glitch

2016-05-06 13:14

Mobile network MTN says it has fixed a data network outage but the company hasn’t yet decided whether it will reimburse customers.

MTN hit by data network outage

2016-05-05 18:25

Local mobile network MTN has suffered network disruptions on Thursday that impacted the company's internet services.

Former MTN CEO in R24m golden handshake

2016-04-25 12:44

Mobile network MTN paid its former group chief executive officer Sifiso Dabengwa R23.7m for 'loss of office' amid the company facing a multi-billion dollar fine.


Why the telecoms industry is in a bind

2016-05-25 09:02

The telecoms sector faces a conundrum as demand for data continues to soar ahead of voice. But revenue from data is growing at a significantly slower rate than the increase in data traffic.

MTN’s success frays amid record Nigeria fine

2016-05-24 14:14

The drawbacks of the telecom provider's aggressive African and Middle East expansion have come back to haunt it as a multi-billion dollar Nigeria fine saga drags on.

MTN shares slump after Nigeria suspends fine talks

2016-05-23 10:56

MTN shares fell after Nigeria suspended talks about a $3.9bn fine on the South African mobile-phone company.

MTN to plough R12bn in SA ops

2016-05-19 15:27

MTN Group has raised its South Africa investment target by 50% as the continent’s biggest wireless operator by sales looks to boost its data-services offering.

Mark Schmaman: A gas-powered Nigeria – the deals behind $900m Azura project

2016-05-18 16:54

Mark Schmama chats about RMB's involvement in the $900m Azura Project in Nigeria, the country’s first greenfield Independent Power Producer project under new regulations.

MTN still without a new CEO

2016-05-11 16:19

MTN Group's executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko is continuing in his role as leader of the wireless company past the May 9 expiration of his initial contract

SA targets 80% mobile broadband coverage by 2019

2016-05-10 12:16

South Africa aims to double its mobile broadband coverage to 80% of the population by 2019, says Telecoms Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Enron prophet is shorting MTN on Nigerian, SA woes

2016-05-06 07:04

Jim Chanos, who predicted the 2001 collapse of Enron, said he’s shorting MTN as demand in its biggest markets suffers from falling commodity prices.

PIC slams R23.7m pay out for former MTN boss

2016-04-25 21:30

The Public Investment Corp has described as excessive a the R23.7m payment to former MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa, who quit after a record Nigerian fine.

Africa-Asia trade prompts new subsea cable talk

2016-04-25 11:31

Growing trade between Africa and Asia has prompted talk of a new mega subsea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern coastline, says a Hong Kong ICT firm.

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