New MTN boss bets big

2017-08-06 06:58

The new boss of MTN, Rob Shuter, has ambitious plans for the group, which include substantially increasing subscribers to its data and digital products.

Vodafone dials up €6.3bn annual net loss

2017-05-16 15:44

Vodafone has logged a large annual net loss after slashing the value of its troubled Indian division, but underlying earnings soared on a solid European performance.

MTN hires former Vodafone Germany CEO

2016-12-07 11:24

Another top executive from Vodafone’s ranks is set to join Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN in 2017 as COO.

Safaricom: No procurement wrongdoing

2016-05-20 17:48

Safaricom, Kenya's biggest telecoms operator, says a leaked report on procurement processes has not shown any wrongdoing.

Vodafone plans massive Spain job cuts

2015-07-29 07:53

British telecom giant Vodafone has said it plans to lay off up to 1 300 workers, about a fifth of the workforce, from its Spanish division.

Vodafone, Liberty talks on asset swaps

2015-06-08 16:58

Vodafone has said it was in talks with cable company Liberty Global regarding an exchange of "selected assets" but was not discussing a full-blown merger.

Phone firms race to rebuild Nepal network

2015-05-14 06:00

Earthquake-hit Nepal's communications networks are being rebuilt with small mobile data antennas, critical to help rescue workers.

MTN, Vodafone ink mobile money deal

2015-04-21 10:27

Transfers between M-Pesa and MTN mobile money users in East Africa are set to become a reality.

Vodafone CEO open to talks with SA govt

2015-03-26 09:46

The CEO of the telecoms operator says Vodafone has so far not had talks about buying government's stake in Vodacom but that he is open to discussions.

Vodafone seals Afrimax deal for Africa data

2014-11-19 08:58

Cellphone operator Vodafone has signed a strategic framework agreement with Afrimax Group.


Vodacom gains PIC backing for Safaricom buy

2017-06-02 12:12

The Public Investment Corporation has given Vodacom its support for it to buy a 34.94% stake in Safaricom, giving it majority control of Kenya’s biggest company.

Vodafone, Idea agree on merger to create India mobile leader

2017-03-20 11:18

Vodafone Group has agreed to merge its Indian unit with Idea Cellular to create a leader in the world’s second-largest mobile phone market.

Vodafone says UK headquarters in doubt after Brexit

2016-06-29 16:49

British telecoms giant Vodafone has warned that the future of its London-based headquarters is in doubt after voters chose to quit the European Union.

Cyber bullies a big worry for SA teens

2015-09-22 14:07

Almost two-thirds of South African teenagers think cyber bullying is worse than face-to-face bullying, according to a study.

Vodafone drops region CEOs to be more nimble

2015-07-22 08:02

Vodafone has said the bosses of its four biggest European markets would report directly to chief Vittorio Colao to speed up decision making in fast-changing markets.

Vodafone returns to quarterly sales growth

2015-05-19 14:29

Vodafone posted a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in nearly three years in the clearest sign yet that Europe's mobile market is edging toward recovery.

Africa leads the way in mobile banking

2015-04-28 09:01

Services allowing consumers to perform banking and payment operations on their mobile phones are surging in sub-Saharan Africa.

Vodacom CEO expresses frustration over regulation

2015-03-26 11:40

Regulatory approval of Vodacom's acquisition bid for Neotel is taking too long, say telecom executives.

Journalist phone records given to UK police

2014-11-26 11:35

Telecoms giant Vodafone has given British police the mobile phone records of 1 700 people working for News UK, the company that publishes several top UK newspapers.

Vodafone shares turn higher on Softbank report

2014-09-03 12:01

Vodafone Group shares have turned higher, with traders citing a Nikkei report suggesting the British mobile operator may become a takeover target for SoftBank.

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