Vodacom, MTN slam cell cost charges

2014-01-30 07:00

Cellphone giants Vodacom and MTN are considering their options following telecoms regulator Icasa's new call rules that favour rivals Cell C and Telkom Mobile.

Ivory Coast calls MTN out on poor service

2013-05-07 11:16

MTN shares fell after Ivory Coast's government named it as one of five companies that risk losing operating licences due to poor levels of service.

Easter Sunday SIM swap shock

2013-05-06 13:57

A Fin24 user who was told she had run up a bill equivalent to downloading 50-odd movies in a few hours is fed up with being ignored by corporates.

Turkcell drops lawsuit against MTN

2013-05-02 07:49

Turkish telecom company Turkcell has dropped its multibillion-dollar US lawsuit against MTN, citing a recent US Supreme Court ruling that hurt its case.

MTN Nigeria to sign $3bn bank loan

2013-04-23 08:44

The Nigerian Unit of MTN Group says it will sign a $3bn loan with a consortium of banks.

MTN eyes $8bn in acquisitions

2013-04-11 07:58

MTN could spend up to $8bn on an acquisition and is looking for targets on the continent, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, CEO Sifiso Dabengwa says.

MTN profit falls short of expectations

2013-03-06 08:58

MTN has fallen short of expectations with a 2% rise in full-year profit, as foreign currency losses eroded profit from key markets like Iran.

Bombers target MTN in suicide plot

2012-12-24 09:12

Authorities blame a radical Islamist sect in Nigeria for twin suicide car bombings targeting MTN and Bharti Airtel, officials have said.

SA to get 100 more transmitter towers

2012-11-22 13:47

Eaton Towers, which owns and manages telecom infrastructure in Africa, says it will build about 100 towers in South Africa next year.

MTN ups subsribers to 183m

2012-10-25 10:25

Telecommunications group, MTN has reported a near 4% increase in subscribers in the third quarter and lifted its guidance for new users this year.


MTN only African brand in top 100 survey

2013-05-21 14:55

MTN has outshone other brands such as KFC, Woolworths and Volkswagen to slot in at No 79 in a prestigious global brands survey.

Ivory Coast cell firms face licence chop

2013-05-07 09:31

Ivory Coast mobile telecoms companies risk losing their licences if they do not improve their poor levels of service, a minister says.

SIM swap bank fraud a major problem

2013-05-02 17:38

Neither banks nor cellphone service providers can be held responsible for losses due to SIM swap fraud because no one did anything wrong, says an expert.

MTN reports record subscribers

2013-04-25 08:02

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 from the fourth quarter 2012 to 195.4 million.

MTN hails US court ruling over Iran

2013-04-18 13:58

MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa has hailed a US Supreme Court ruling as a major boost to its defence against a $4.2bn lawsuit from rival Turkcell.

MTN sets sights on Myanmar

2013-03-07 09:40

MTN has joined a group of 90 companies vying for one of two mobile network licences in Myanmar, a report says.

MTN to increase Cyprus stake to 100%

2013-02-06 09:08

Mobile network operator MTN Group says that it agreed to acquire another 50% stake in MTN Cyprus to give it 100% control.

Cloud over MTN/Shanduka deal

2012-12-07 10:49

A romantic relationship between Shanduka CEO Phuti Mahanyele and MTN president Sifiso Dabengwa has raised questions over a deal last month with MTN Nigeria.

Telkom picks hotel exec as chairperson

2012-11-16 16:11

Telkom says it has appointed a former gaming and hotel executive as its next chairperson, following the abrupt departure of several board members.

MTN confirms Turkcell suit on hold

2012-10-15 09:01

MTN has confirmed that a US court has put on hold the $4.2bn lawsuit against it by Turkish rival Turkcell, pending a separate US Supreme Court decision.

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