Vodacom asked to delay ‘Please Call Me’ settlement money

2016-05-26 14:04

The mobile network has been told to delay full payment to a former employee credited with the idea for a popular calling service, pending the outcome of a dispute.

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.

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.

Cell C does superfast mobile network test

2016-05-18 14:14

Mobile operator Cell C has announced a high speed broadband test in excess of 600 megabits per second.

SA falling behind on broadband, says Vodacom

2016-05-16 10:04

A lack of readily available radio frequency spectrum is hobbling South Africa’s national broadband hopes, says mobile network Vodacom.

New mobile payment system for SA

2016-05-13 16:57

Townships and spaza shops in South Africa have access to a new mobile payment system, days after Vodacom announced that it’s shutting down its M-Pesa business.

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.

Why Vodacom M-Pesa has flopped in SA

2016-05-09 11:51

South Africa’s advanced banking sector and a lack of demand are key reasons for the local failure of Vodacom’s mobile money product M-Pesa, says an analyst.

Please Call Me inventor: ‘I still respect Knott-Craig’

2016-04-26 16:34

Inventor of Vodacom’s Please Call Me service, Kenneth Nkosana Makate, says he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards telecoms veteran Alan Knott-Craig.

Court slams execs’ ‘false’ Please Call Me story

2016-04-26 14:01

The Constitutional Court has slammed former Vodacom executives’ version of how the company’s 'Please Call Me' product started.


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.

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.

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.

Vodacom’s fibre network passes 25 000 homes

2016-05-16 15:26

Mobile network Vodacom has joined South Africa’s fibre broadband land rush as the company says its high-speed network now passes around 25 000 homes in the country.

Data spurs on solid Vodacom revenue growth

2016-05-16 08:09

South Africa’s biggest mobile network Vodacom has reported group revenue growth of 7.5% across its operations with its data revenues climbing 26.7%.

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

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.

Vodacom to shut down M-Pesa business

2016-05-09 10:12

Mobile network Vodacom South Africa has moved to shut down its sluggish mobile money transfer service M-Pesa.

WATCH: Nkosana Makate rocks Vodacom with 'Please Call Me' win

'Please call me' inventor Nkosana Makate wins con court ruling against Vodacom. Watch to find out what happened.

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Court orders Vodacom to pay Please Call Me inventor

2016-04-26 10:43

South Africa’s highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, has ruled that Vodacom must compensate the inventor of the 'Please Call Me' product.

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