ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE COMPANIES

Icasa: How the VAT hike pushed up your data costs

2018-10-15 17:32

Vodacom has the most expensive standard voice tariffs for prepaid calls, according to a price analysis report released by Icasa.

Icasa delays new data rules pending Cell C court challenge

2018-06-07 18:47

Regulator Icasa says it has delayed the implementation of new data regulations, pending a court challenge by Cell C.

MTN aims for $500m from Nigeria share sale

2018-02-07 20:17

MTN plans to raise about $500m from the sale of shares in its Nigerian business during the first half of the year.

Out-of-bundle rates: Daylight robbery

2017-10-20 14:59

When a cellphone user finishes their data bundle, the subsequent fees that cellular companies charge on additional data used are exorbitant. This hurts the poor the most.

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.

Black SA investors in bid for PIC stake in Vodacom

2016-04-22 08:55

The Public Investment Corporation, which manages the bulk of the pension money of government workers, is in talks with black investors who want to buy a stake in Vodacom.

Fed-up Vodacom user puts up slam banners

2015-05-29 12:48

A disgruntled customer has put up banners in Fochville, Gauteng that criticise mobile network Vodacom’s services in the area.

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.

Bharti to wrap up Zain deal

2010-04-28 15:00

Bharti Airtel's first profit fall in three years has put more pressure on the firm to integrate its $9bn purchase of Zain's African assets to cope in a cut-throat market.

 

MTN's Iranian plans said to hit wall of new US sanctions

2018-07-31 21:45

MTN’s $750m plan to extend fibre home broadband connections to Iranian cities has been put on hold because of looming sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

MTN may sell R27bn stake in top Africa tower company

2018-03-12 16:21

MTN could cash in from an initial public offering of Africa’s largest telecommunication towers company, IHS Towers, by selling down a stake valued by the wireless carrier at about R27bn.

MTN sees profit comeback after Nigeria fine

2018-01-29 09:18

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile-network operator by sales, says it returned to profit in 2017, recovering from a $1bn fine it paid for its Nigerian business in the prior period.

Rwanda fines MTN R111.5m over licence duties

2017-05-17 13:21

Mobile network provider MTN has been fined R111.5m ($8.5m) by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority over non-compliance with licence obligations.

Vodacom stake for sale to black investors

2016-11-06 06:00

A stake in Vodacom is back up for sale following the collapse of a previous deal in May that was aimed at increasing black ownership of the cellular operator.

Tech start-up leads the way for mobile payments

2015-11-03 06:15

A tech start-up that successfully laid down the tracks for mobile payments has evolved into a dynamic business with aspirations to expand its value-added products.

UPDATE: Fibre break disrupts Cell C network

2015-03-13 11:02

The mobile operator says it has fixed a problem that resulted in customers complaining about difficulties in making calls.

Unregulated cell environment dangerous - Icasa

2014-03-31 07:38

Mobile giants MTN and Vodacom will continue to oppose new call termination rates in court, as regulator Icasa warns on the dangers of an unregulated environment.

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