ARTICLES RELATING TO VODACOM GROUP

Vodacom boosts profit 23%

2013-05-20 07:59

Vodacom has reported a 23% rise in full-year profit underpinned by a strong performance by its African subsidiaries and growth in data usage.

Vodacom tops reputation survey

2013-04-24 09:58

Mobile telecommunications company Vodacom has been judged to have the best reputation of SA's top 20 JSE-listed companies, the Reputation Institute says.

Vodacom issued with court papers

2013-01-18 14:08

Telecoms giant Vodacom is facing a court challenge from Wi-Fi specialist WirelessG over Wi-Fi exclusivity.

Vodacom to roll out 4G by year-end

2012-09-28 11:17

Vodacom plans to launch 4G high-speed services by the end of this year, its incoming CEO Shameel Joosub says.

Vodacom slashes UK roaming rates

2012-07-16 13:34

Vodacom subscribers travelling to the United Kingdom will reportedly save up to 76% on calls made to SA and receive free incoming calls.

Vodacom MD steps down

2012-06-14 17:25

Vodacom SA managing director Sipho Maseko has resigned with immediate effect.

Cell C move sparks price war

2012-05-27 11:21

There's a price war raging between South Africa's cellphone networks after Cell C lowered the rates of its prepaid calls by more than 34%.

Vodacom forecasts higher earnings

2012-05-03 08:48

Mobile carrier Vodacom says it expects headline earnings per share for the year ended March 31 to be between 5% and 10% higher.

Vodacom appoints new CFO

2012-01-18 10:10

Mobile telephone operator Vodacom has appointed Ivan Dittrich as chief financial officer and executive director of the group.

Vodacom bid to sell stake challenged

2011-10-21 09:13

Vodacom’s joint venture partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed court papers to block the mobile operator from selling its majority stake in the unit.

Vodacom to reimburse BlackBerry users

2011-10-14 10:38

Mobile operator, Vodacom says it will compensate BlackBerry customers affected by the service disruption earlier in the week.

Vodacom revenue up on customer growth

2011-07-21 08:07

Cellphone operator Vodacom has reported an 8% rise revenue helped by customer growth, but says competition remains intense.

Icasa: Still too many dropped cell calls

2011-07-01 17:41

SA's three top cellphone operators are failing to meet requirements on dropped calls, a survey by Icasa has found.

Vodacom: Outage over

2011-06-30 20:13

Vodacom says its service has been restored after a network outage.

Vodacom tweets network problems

2011-06-30 13:23

Vodacom has apologised via Twitter to customers who have had difficulties calling or sending text messages on its nextwork.

What could have been...

2011-06-23 00:00

How could it happen? How could a company with strong cash reserves, extensive assets and an unfair advantage established over decades of monopoly mess up as badly as Telkom has?

Vodacom still leading MTN by a short head

2011-05-26 00:00

Vodacom’s share price increased by 50% – from 5400c to its current 8130c – over the past year. The company also paid a generous dividend of 355c/share, or 6,5% on the share price of a year ago.

Vodacom posts 28% profit jump

2011-05-16 07:44

Vodacom's earnings have been boosted by lower one-off charges and solid subscriber growth, and the group beat expectations with its dividend.

MTN spends millions on Rica campaign

2011-02-09 12:48

Cellular services operator MTN says it will spend millions more in addition to the R140m already spent to encourage cellphone users to register.

SA investors wary of tech stocks

2011-01-04 10:49

Global deals like Goldman's investment in Facebook highlight tech stock value but SA asset managers remain wary of the technology sector, writes Marc Ashton.

Vodacom hikes dividend by 64%

2010-11-08 08:01

Vodacom, which now has 39.4m customers, has posted a 38% rise in headline earnings and fattened up its dividend.

MTN boosts subscribers

2010-10-28 13:17

MTN Group, Africa's biggest mobile operator, has increased its subscribers by 4% in the July-September third quarter, overcoming intense competition and price cuts from rivals.

 

One-on-one, we don't stand a chance

2013-05-06 16:43

A Fin24 user who was defrauded of R29 000 from his Absa accounts makes an impassioned plea for properly researched and supported class action.

Vodacom lifts full-year earnings 25%

2013-04-24 08:30

Vodacom says its full-year earnings rose by as much as 25%, lifted by a strong performance in its mobile business and a favourable tax change.

Vodacom ups third-quarter revenue

2013-02-06 07:59

Mobile operator, Vodacom Group has reported a 1.7% increase in third-quarter revenue as it boosted the number of active customers.

Vodacom to remain in DRC, says new CEO

2012-09-28 12:14

Vodacom is no longer looking to exit the Democratic Republic of Congo, says incoming CEO Shameel Joosub, signalling a change of strategy over the contested unit.

Vodacom boosts customers, revenue

2012-07-19 07:51

Vodacom, a unit of British mobile operator Vodafone, has reported a 9.3% rise in first-quarter revenue, buoyed by growth in data and customers.

Vodacom CEO to step down

2012-07-05 08:54

Vodacom has announced that chief executive Pieter Uys will leave the company in March 2013 and be replaced by Shameel Joosub.

Vodacom DRC share auction put on hold

2012-06-04 12:53

The Democratic Republic of Congo Supreme Court has suspended a planned mandatory auction of shares in the local unit of mobile phone provider Vodacom.

Vodacom ups profit on higher capex

2012-05-21 08:52

Vodacom has posted a modest 8% rise in full-year earnings, coming just short of expectations after a hefty tax bill and high capital expenditure costs.

Cell C wants to double market share

2012-03-29 08:50

Cell C aims to double its market share in the next three to four years by luring customers from rivals MTN and Vodacom, says incoming CEO Alan Knott-Craig.

DRC court orders Vodacom to pay up

2012-01-27 09:10

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered Vodacom to pay at least $21m in unpaid fees to a former consultant, according to a report.

Vodacom ups revenue on data boost

2011-11-07 08:15

Vodacom has reported a slight rise in first-half profit, helped by continued growth in its mobile data business and expansion outside its home market.

Vodacom to open high-rise data centre

2011-07-26 10:04

Mobile operator Vodacom will officially open a new seven-storey, energy-efficient data centre on the Cape Town foreshore.

Rica cost cellphone firms millions

2011-07-06 16:36

Mobile phone operators spent a combined amount of over R800m on marketing and new staff to get users to register their simcards.

Vodacom claims sabotage to its network

2011-07-01 15:41

Underground cables had been severed in two places causing outages, Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys said in a radio interview.

Vodacom denies outage Rica-related

2011-06-30 15:23

Problems on the Vodacom network are not related to the Rica deadline, says the telecoms group.

ISPs must toe the line

2011-06-24 11:22

Internet service providers should stop the cheap tricks, says Simon Dingle.

Two steps forward

2011-05-26 00:00

Telecommunications group Vodacom Group delivered a promising set of results last week, with increases in revenue and subscriber numbers.

Vodafone surprises with bullish outlook

2011-05-17 10:15

Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, has issued an upbeat outlook for 2012 after posting unexpectedly resilient full-year results.

Telkom may tap Vodacom exec as CEO

2011-02-21 06:47

Telkom may pick a Vodacom Group executive as its next chief, according to a newspaper.

Vodacom to change its brand

2011-02-09 07:33

Vodacom is apparently planning a massive marketing overhaul.

More cuts to cellphone rates

2010-10-29 10:57

Cellphone companies will be forced to cut charges for handling calls from other providers in an attempt to lower costs for consumers.

Vodacom eyes big turnaround

2010-10-19 16:35

Vodacom says it expects first-half profit to rise by up to 40%, after the previous year's results were hit by one-time charges.

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