SA’s 5G spectrum is now wide open to help fight Covid-19 – but only until November

2020-04-06 16:42

Cellphone companies have been begging for the radio frequency spectrum to provide more and better data services. Now they'll get it – temporarily.

MTN to move ahead on Nigeria stock sale amid market turmoil

2020-03-31 16:55

MTN will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in the wireless carrier’s Nigerian business, though turmoil caused by the coronavirus may require the sale to be done in smaller chunks than anticipated.

Icasa wants companies to lower data cost during coronavirus outbreak

2020-03-19 14:59

The communications regulator is asking telecom companies to consider lowering the cost of data in a bid to ensure productivity during the period the coronavirus outbreak.

Handover will be seamless, vows outgoing MTN CEO

2020-03-12 06:05

Outgoing CEO of MTN, Rob Shuter, who will be vacating his position when his contract expires in 2021, says the early announcement of his departure will allow for seamless succession at the helm of the group.

Man dies as police pounce to arrest mobile network thieves

2020-02-26 11:27

One man died when police caught two people allegedly stealing cellphone tower batteries near Tzaneen in Limpopo.

MTN expecting a leap in headline earnings

2020-02-11 21:57

Telecoms giant MTN expects headline earnings per share for the year ended December 2019 to increase by between 30% and 50%, it said in a trading statement on Tuesday.

Competition Commission wants Vodacom, MTN to reduce data prices

2020-02-02 17:55

The Competition Commission has released the Data Services Market Inquiry final report with findings and recommendations.

MTN to deepen investment in Nigeria by over R20 billion

2020-01-30 13:44

The telecoms giant says it will expand its operations and network in the country.

MTN Nigeria surges by maximum 10% after tax claim is dropped

2020-01-13 22:57

This comes after the Nigerian Attorney General dropped a R28.8 billion tax claim against the mobile phone operator.

6 things to know about lawsuit against MTN and others for allegedly paying off Taliban

2019-12-30 18:59

While the mobile phone operator says it is still reviewing a complaint filed against it and other companies in a US federal court, it added that it conducts business in a "responsible" and "compliant" manner.


You’ll now be getting at least two Covid-19 SMSes a day, plus info on govt announcements

2020-04-06 12:37

New regulations from Icasa spell out how cellphone companies must send coronavirus-related information to their subscribers, every day.

MTN slashes data prices

2020-03-20 11:18

MTN on Friday announced a drop in the price of monthly data bundles and customers will now pay R99 for 1GB, 33% lower than previously.

From sanitiser to scanners, here's how Woolworths, MTN and Uber are staying open

2020-03-18 05:01

Businesses across multiple sectors are implementing measures to keep customers and staff safe.

MTN CEO to step down

2020-03-11 07:32

The company reported 9.7% growth in its revenue for the past year.

MTN says market is 'ripe' for its next go at mobile money

2020-02-15 08:48

Mobile phone giant MTN, which recently re-launched a mobile money service with Ubank, is unfazed by increasing competition in the banking sector and hopes to replicate the success enjoyed by the product in other parts of the continent where it operates.

Vandalism could destroy SA mobile networks, warn Vodacom and MTN

2020-02-06 05:25

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN warn that South Africans could suffer network problems as a result of vandalism on cellphone towers.

MTN, Ubank launch mobile money service

2020-01-30 16:36

Ubank and telecommunications giant MTN have launched their South African mobile money service, MoMo, they announced in a joint statement on Thursday.

MTN has just launched special TikTok data prices – here are SA’s biggest TikTok stars you can follow

2020-01-22 11:38

TikTok is taking off in a big way in South Africa.

MTN raises about R14bn through asset sales, plans to pay off debt

2020-01-02 18:39

Mobile operator MTN says it is on track with its plan to realise return of at least R15bn from asset sales over three years.

MTN faces US complaint for allegedly aiding, making payments to Taliban

2019-12-30 13:08

The mobile phone operator says it conducts its business in a "responsible and compliant manner in all its territories".

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