ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE

MTN may put off Nigeria listing until 2018

2017-01-20 09:52

MTN Group may put off plans to list its Nigerian operation until 2018 as Africa’s largest wireless carrier works to resolve a regulatory dispute and awaits an economic recovery in the continent’s most populous country.

Zim reverses data tariff hikes following public outcry

2017-01-13 12:22

Zimbabwe has reversed new data tariffs which have caused a furore among consumers, who saw them not only as steep but also an attempt to clamp down on social media.

Nokia launches 'dumb phone' with no internet or touchscreen

2016-12-14 15:15

Nokia is making a comeback in the form of an unexpected ‘dumb phone’ – no touchscreen, no video recorder, no selfie camera or internet access.

Telkom’s earnings gain on stronger mobile sales

2016-11-15 08:47

Telkom said first-half earnings rose 20% as South Africa’s biggest landline provider reported a maiden profit for its faster-growing mobile business.

Govt wants MTN, Vodacom to share infrastructure

2016-10-03 11:26

South Africa’s cabinet approved a proposal backing “open and shared networks” in its attempt to provide all citizens with better access to internet services by 2030.

MTN denies it ‘illegally’ moved $14bn out of Nigeria

2016-09-28 09:11

Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN has hit back at reports about allegations that it illegally repatriated about R187bn out of Nigeria.

‘HIV healing’ prophet launches SA mobile network

2016-09-16 16:01

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - whose website claims he has brought a 'dead boy back to life’ and ‘healed’ an HIV positive couple - is launching a mobile network this weekend.

Kim Kardashian game-maker among Tencent’s losing investments

2016-08-29 09:06

The game based on the reality TV star’s life just can’t keep up.

Is FNB’s R399 unlimited calling a good deal?

2016-08-24 11:05

Financial institutional First National Bank has launched unlimited calling for R399 per month on its mobile network FNB Connect, but is it a good deal?

Nigerian fine, weak rand clobber MTN

2016-08-04 09:10

Africa’s biggest mobile network by subscribers has warned that its Nigerian fine woes and weak currencies are expected to dent its first-half results.

 

Teen who gained infamy for cyber bully rant goes viral - again

2017-01-17 18:00

An explicit video showing a teenager who gained infamy on social media for cyber bullying another girl has gone viral.

#Dataisfalling, says independent economist

2016-12-29 15:04

Over time, the real price of data has been falling, network speeds have increased, and subscriber numbers have rocketed, writes Luke Muller.

No credit history? No problem: Lenders start peering at phone data

2016-11-25 13:48

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on calling patterns and locations.

New FBI head in San Francisco was key figure in iPhone hack

2016-10-06 06:27

Special Agent Jack Bennett was at the FBI's computer investigation lab in Quantico, Virginia, when an outside company showed the bureau how it could hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

S&P downgrades MTN credit rating to junk

2016-10-03 09:28

S&P Global has lowered MTN Group’s credit rating amid Nigeria’s recent downgrade, sparking more challenges for the mobile network in the West African country.

SA's data prices 'daylight robbery' - Tbo Touch

2016-09-20 19:20

The country’s data prices are “daylight robbery” and need to be halved, radio personality Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe told MPs.

Margharet's picture 'an example of how sexting can go wrong'

2016-08-31 13:55

The distribution of a private image sent to a hockey parents’ group by accident is an example of how nude pictures could “go wrong” in the digital era, Parliament has heard.

WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook

2016-08-25 18:03

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information.

Blue Label’s Cell C acquisition deal ‘on track’

2016-08-18 06:57

Blue Label Telecoms says plans to acquire 35% of Cell C as part of a recapitalisation of plan are still “on track”.

Here are MTN’s latest price hike details

2016-08-01 11:33

Local mobile network MTN has moved to adjust pricing of some of its voice and data packages upwards.

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