ARTICLES RELATING TO VODACOM

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.

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, Vodacom cautiously welcome Icasa MTR policy

2014-08-19 12:00

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

MTN lifts profit, data unit robust

2014-08-07 10:31

MTN has reported a 9% rise in first-half profit, as strong demand for its high-margin data services offset slow voice growth at home.

Bidvest teams up with Vodacom M-Pesa

2014-07-31 16:14

Bidvest Bank has been selected as the provider of the banking platform for Vodacom's revamped m-pesa mobile phone-driven money transfer service.

If Vodacom were an ethical company...

2014-07-07 12:03

In future, says TO Molefe, he'll be moving every copy he comes across of former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig's autobiography to a special shelf in the fiction section.

'Please call me' Vodacom case dismissed

2014-07-01 14:48

The lawsuit of a former Vodacom employee against the company has been dismissed with costs in the high court in Johannesburg, reports eNCA.

JSE down as earnings weigh on Naspers

2014-06-23 18:11

South African stocks have edged lower as shares in Naspers, the continent's biggest company by market value, fell after posting a surprise drop in full-year earnings.

Orange eyes SA mobile market

2014-06-17 10:41

Global telecoms firm Orange is interested in the South African market but the company is taking a cautious approach.

SA government could be tracking cellphone data

2014-06-06 12:16

It would be hard - but not impossible - for South Africa's government to demand wholesale access to data from Vodacom under current legislation, according to Vodafone.

Vodafone reveals mass government surveillance

2014-06-06 07:43

Vodafone has revealed an extensive network of government intrusion into its network that allows agencies free access to conversations and even track whereabouts of customers.

Icasa begins call rates review

2014-05-22 09:03

Regulator Icasa has issued questionnaires to licensees as part of a process to review the new call termination rates it has proposed.

Vodacom eyes 2.6GHz for 4G spectrum

2014-05-19 11:20

The critical shortage of mobile broadband spectrum will limit the ability of mobile operators to roll out high speed data networks, and Vodacom has said that it is in discussion with the government on solutions.

Vodacom to acquire 100% of Neotel

2014-05-19 08:15

Vodacom says it has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Neotel to acquire 100% of the company for R7bn.

Conflicting reports over Vodacom gift

2014-05-12 20:52
102 comments

Vodacom has labelled its 20th birthday gift of 1 GB data to users a resounding success, but Fin24 users say they had little joy.

Free 1GB data: Viva Vodacom Viva

2014-05-11 12:22
75 comments

All Vodacom customers will be getting 1GB of free data to use, but users are responding to the gift with mixed reaction.

Vodacom hits back at rivals with 50c call rate

2014-05-02 12:00

Vodacom has taken a bold move on call rates with an announcement of a lower per minute rate than both MTN and Cell C.

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.

 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha lands in SA

2014-09-10 14:32

Well, it’s finally here. Samsung has announced that its new flagship smartphone is available in South Africa.

Hard knocks on SA economy affect business

2014-09-02 07:00

E-tolls, energy hikes and wage demands will add to rising business costs while creeping inflation means even tighter lending practices to firms, warns an expert.

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.

Small businesses get e-boost

2014-08-12 13:06

Vodacom has extended its LTE offering to cater for small businesses by providing affordable access to high speed connectivity.

Vodacom re-launches M-pesa to disrupt SA banking

2014-08-06 12:35

Vodacom's re-launch of virtual money programme M-pesa is not a reaction to rival MTN's deal with Pick n Pay, but rather a service designed to expand mobile payments in SA.

Real Callme inventor stands up

2014-07-09 10:11

The case between Nkosana Makate and Vodacom overlooked a crucial detail, the true inventor of the disputed call-me-back service and owner of the intellectual property.

How Vodacom won 'Please Call Me' case

2014-07-02 09:01

The case between Vodacom and Nkosana Makate seems to have been dismissed on technical grounds, according to the judgment given in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Number porting not good business for telcos

2014-06-26 11:31

SA telco customers are serviced by a compromised porting company and in no position to negotiate better deals with their service providers.

Lukewarm response to Zuma tech strategy

2014-06-19 11:30

President Jacob Zuma's proposals for expanding and investing into the technology sector has been met with a lukewarm response.

SA cellphone operators ordered to keep mum on spying

2014-06-09 07:52

Mobile operators in SA have no right to report government intrusions into their network, a legal expert has said.

Vodafone: Govts can eavesdrop on consumers

2014-06-06 12:08

Vodacom's parent Vodafone says state agencies in some countries in which it operates have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen in to calls.

Vodacom ad misleading, watchdog rules

2014-05-30 17:13

The headline of Vodacom's advert promoting its data bundle transfer is misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

Orange sells mobile division in Uganda

2014-05-19 13:25

Orange has moved to sell its operations in Uganda by signing an agreement with Africell Holding for the sale of its majority stake.

Mobile data key driver for Vodacom growth

2014-05-19 10:22

Demand for mobile data has continued to be a key growth driver for Vodacom and the group is looking to gain from the benefits of a new deal with Neotel.

Vodacom growth jumps, despite difficult market

2014-05-19 07:56

Despite an uncertain regulatory environment and falling call rates, Vodacom has managed to increase its revenue, the mobile operator has reported.

Mixed reaction to Vodacom freebie

2014-05-12 14:59
80 comments

While some users were happy with their free 1 GB data from Vodacom, several others complained that it could not be fully used due to a slow network.

Vodacom offers 1GB of free no strings data

2014-05-09 17:18

As part of its 20 year birthday celebrations, Vodacom has offered subscribers 1GB of data.

Carrim: Costs of communicating have to drop

2014-04-23 15:41

The government remains fully supportive of Icasa's work, because the costs of communicating have to drop, says Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.

Vodacom still in talks for Neotel

2014-04-02 19:30

Vodacom is busy finalising a deal to acquire Neotel, refuting local reports that the negotiations could fall through.

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.

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