Here is what you are paying for cellphone calls and data

2019-04-22 20:45

According to a new report by ICASA, start-up Rain offers the most competitive mobile data rates, while Cell C offers the most affordable pay-per-second voice calls.

MTN may get naira refund by paying the $8.1bn Nigeria demands

2018-09-03 06:15

The SA telecoms group may receive a naira-denominated refund if it returns the $8.1bn that the Nigeria Central Bank says was illegally taken out of the country.

Huawei closing gap on Samsung, Apple in smartphone market

2017-04-28 09:08

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017, while Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, says a market tracker.

What now for Autopage customers?

2015-05-13 07:03

An expert explains how Autopage’s possible sale of its subscriber base could impact customers.

MTN's tower deal a shift to broadband?

2014-09-04 19:14

Tower company IHS, who announced a deal with MTN that could be worth about $1.8bn, says mobile operators are selling their towers to free up capital for broadband.

MTN strengthens leadership structure

2014-07-31 19:21

MTN has announced the appointment of a new group chief operating executive with the incumbent becoming CEO of MTN South Africa.

No to MTN, Afrihost deal

2014-06-10 07:21

MTN gobbled up Afrihost. So do we say goodbye to innovation, asks Gugu Lourie.

Vodacom ad misleading, watchdog rules

2014-05-30 17:13

The headline of Vodacom's advert promoting its data bundle transfer is misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

Mixed reaction to Vodacom freebie

2014-05-12 14:59

While some users were happy with their free 1 GB data from Vodacom, several others complained that it could not be fully used due to a slow network.

Cell giants should have disclosed costs

2014-03-26 12:34

MTN and Vodacom should have disclosed their costs for calls to other networks, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.


MTN adds subscribers, vows to proceed with Nigerian listing

2018-10-29 10:34

The company, which has been embroiled in regulatory disputes in its largest markets, including Nigeria, Iran and Ghana, boosted customers to 225.4 million.

MTN appeals to court to dismiss $4.2bn Turkcell case

2017-10-31 21:30

MTN has asked the High Court in Johannesburg to dismiss a $4.2bn damages claim by Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, five years after the case was first brought in relation to the awarding of an Iranian license in 2005.

Telkom Mobile to fight for its share

2016-11-20 06:01

Although Telkom’s mobile unit is at last profitable, it faces an uphill battle to sustain profitability.

Vodacom revenue slides on mobile fee cuts

2015-02-04 08:54

Mobile operator Vodacom says quarterly revenue has taken a knock after regulator Icasa slashed the fees it can charge other operators for using its network.

IHS to take control of MTN's Nigeria towers

2014-09-04 12:04

MTN has made a deal with IHS for the transfer of business towers, which is expected to reduce MTN Nigeria's operating costs and drive network efficiency.

Number porting not good business for telcos

2014-06-26 11:31

SA telco customers are serviced by a compromised porting company and in no position to negotiate better deals with their service providers.

MTN takes control of Afrihost

2014-06-03 08:15

Mobile operator MTN has acquired a controlling share in internet service provider Afrihost to help it tap into the SME market.

Conflicting reports over Vodacom gift

2014-05-12 20:52

Vodacom has labelled its 20th birthday gift of 1 GB data to users a resounding success, but Fin24 users say they had little joy.

Nashua Mobile to close shop

2014-04-14 13:26

Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators, says parent company Reunert.

Cellphone giants in court to stop rate cuts

2014-03-25 07:21

MTN and Vodacom have approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent basis to stop Icasa from implementing a regulation on mobile termination rates.

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