INFOGRAPHIC: How SA's broadband speed really stacks up against other countries

2018-07-11 14:24

Based on over 163 million speed tests, carried out over 12 months, the results are in, and South Africa is not in the worst position.

Telkom can’t just build cellphone masts anywhere it wants, the high court says, in a victory for municipalities

2018-05-11 16:21

Telkom tried to overturn planning rules entirely when it comes to telecommunications. But the City of Cape Town gets to decide what is built where, the high court says – even if national legislation says cellphone towers are important for everyone.

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.

Data wars: Commission stands firm on consumer rights

2017-08-16 15:40

Icasa's recently-released draft regulations on out of bundle data pricing and expiry are still not consistent with the Consumer Protection Act, says the National Consumer Commission.

Zim telcos face mounting headwinds

2017-06-13 17:15

There is pressure on Zimbabwean telcos to lower voice tariffs, experts say, citing the need to deepen promotional offerings in light of declining revenues.

Uncapped: How Telkom is throttling my business – entrepreneur

2016-10-02 14:47

The state of Telkom’s infrastructure is such that it has to treat its business customers like naughty school children: punishing all for the transgressions of a few.

Econet snaps up Neotel for R6.5bn

2016-06-28 08:07

The buyer is partnering with Royal Bafokeng Holdings, which has committed to taking a 30% stake in Neotel.

Telkom shares jump amid almost 4 000 job cuts

2016-06-06 13:09

Telkom shares rose the most in seven years as South Africa’s biggest landline provider reported higher full-year earnings and that it has cut almost 4 000 jobs.

Getting SA properly connected

2016-04-28 12:12

South Africa’s ICT services leave much wanting. Why does SA lag behind other African countries and what needs to be done to get our citizens connected?

Telecoms 2020 – what does the future hold?

2016-03-30 17:01

The telecoms industry is currently one of the leading growth sectors in the global economy for a number of different reasons.


At R50 for 1 gig, this is SA’s cheapest data network. It took us 6 minutes to sign up

2018-06-11 16:44

But getting the SIM card proved to be a problem.

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.

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.

MTN expects to make good on Nigeria losses in interim results

2017-08-02 12:44

Service provider MTN expects to report positive numbers in its interim financial results for the six months to end-June 2017.

Icasa a weak ref in tough fight

2016-11-15 13:02

The legal challenge to his position as acting chair of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is not the only obstacle Rubben Mohlaloga has found himself confronted with.

Telecoms policy in SA is ‘dysfunctional’ - Arthur Goldstuck

2016-07-27 14:13

The battle over South Africa’s wireless broadband spectrum auction highlights significant government policy missteps.

Telkom puts retrenchments on hold

2016-06-07 12:03

Telecommunications firm Telkom says there won't be forced retrenchments for the next two years, after the company cut almost 4 000 jobs during the last financial year.

A closer look at investment moats

2016-04-28 13:15

What constitutes a strong investment moat? We look at examples of companies that got it right.

Canada's Mitel buys Polycom for nearly $2bn

2016-04-15 18:06

Telecommunications and cloud computing host Mitel is buying US videoconferencing giant Polycom for nearly $2bn in cash and stock.

Investors hold out for MTN's recovery plan

2016-03-02 14:23

How will the looming payment of MTN's Nigerian non-compliance fine in affect investors? Market analyst, Shaun Murison weighs in ahead of the announcement of the group's final year results - which are being anxiously awaited.

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