‘Please call me’ talks deadlock amid funding battles

2018-09-16 09:13

Negotiations regarding a settlement between the creator of the 'Please call me' service and Vodacom have reached a deadlock.

Cell C tops 16m subscribers, turnaround on track

2018-08-21 12:02

Cell C has increased its subscriber base by 600 000, driven up data revenue and made a large dent in its debts despite a challenging environment, it says.

Vodacom, kulula, and Unisa’s websites are now being declared insecure by Google’s browser

2018-07-25 18:48

After a Google Chrome update on Tuesday, any website that does not use HTTPS by default now comes with a safety warning.

SA smartphones hammered as sales suffer Christmas hangover

2018-06-11 13:43

South Africa's mobile market has taken a hit as smartphone sales decline after the festive shopping season, says an industry tracker.

MTN clinches deal to take Cell C roaming contract from Vodacom

2018-05-29 13:07

Cell C, which has roamed on Johannesburg-based Vodacom’s network since 2001, will switch to MTN from next month, says Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos.

SA’s most valuable brand is worth double that of Absa and FNB's combined

2018-05-21 11:38

SA's top brand is worth more than R44 billion, according to a new study.

Here's how SA mobile operators are offering new treats to entice you into mobile binge data

2018-05-08 09:58

South Africans who enjoy streaming on mobile devices are in for a treat as operators race to capture eyeballs with free or reduced data offers.

Namibian mobile operator slashes data pricing after SA #DataMustFall protests

2018-04-26 09:58

Inspired by South African data protests, Namibian mobile operator Paratus has cut its data prices by a massive 80%.

We compared the price of contracts that come with an iPhone X –  and the winner is R1,200 a year cheaper than the rest

2018-03-19 17:14

The latest iPhone is expensive as hell, but on contract it can be had for R899 a month.

Vodacom sales growth up on data, mobile money take-up

2018-01-31 11:24

Vodacom says revenue gained 6.7% to R22.6bn in the three months to end-December on an increase in customers and boosted sales from mobile money.


Lesotho emerges as unlikely testbed for 5G revolution

2018-09-07 19:56

The mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa has become an unexpected test venue for high-speed 5G mobile technology.

The tech bosses of Vodacom and Discovery swear by these productivity apps - here's why

2018-08-16 07:20

These apps summarise books and track achievements.

'Please Call Me' inventor Makate agrees to Vodacom gag order

2018-06-26 13:39

An out-of-court agreement has been reached between 'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate and Vodacom, after the cellular company went to court to apply for a gag order against him.

Vodacom plans R17.5bn stake sale to raise black ownership

2018-06-11 12:53

The deal will help Vodacom comply with a government initiative to ensure that at least 20% of the company is owned by blacks.

The 10 most valuable brands in SA right now

2018-05-26 09:00

In the past year South African brands grew by 8% to R426 billion from R395 billion.

Vodacom reports revenue growth amid data price war

2018-05-14 10:04

Vodacom reports revenue growth at its South Africa operations, despite the current data wars which have seen it adjust prices in challenging economic conditions.

This is how much cheaper it is to call via WhatsApp in SA

2018-05-07 13:01

You’d save a substantial R3.48 calling on WhatsApp at Vodacom than cellular.

Vodacom breaks promises

2018-04-10 10:55

Vodacom receives around 50 complaints per day from unsatisfied customers. However, not every voice is heard.

MTN, Vodacom charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data - report

2018-03-12 21:00

Amid reports of South Africa’s top two networks charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data, Vodacom has said it is normal business practice to offer discounts to customers that make longer term commitments.

Telecoms to push into parallel markets

2018-01-28 06:00

This year, local telecommunications providers will most likely continue their push into parallel markets such as entertainment services, Africa Analysis managing director, Dobek Pater said during an interview.

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