ARTICLES RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Huawei is reportedly paying 20,000 employees R4.2 billion as a reward for counteracting trade sanctions

2019-11-12 21:52

According to the Financial Times, the Chinese telecoms giant will pay out R4.2 billion in employee bonuses for helping it counter US trade sanctions.

Zim courting SA telecoms companies for investment, says finance minister

2019-03-27 08:21

Zimbabwe is courting SA investors in the telecoms sector, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Tuesday.

FEATURE: Telkom has a new customer service head, so why are customers still complaining?

2018-12-25 14:22

Although Telkom appointed a new head of customer service in June this year - who promised to have a task force in place by August to resolve consumer complaints - many customers are still complaining that their complaints are not resolved, with no feedback about what is being done to help.

Telkom shareholder earnings hit by voluntary severance and early retirement packages

2018-11-13 11:07

Telkom's shareholder earnings are down 3.3% to 288c for the six months ended September 30, due to the costs of voluntary severance and early retirement packages which came to R288m as well as the related tax impact of R80m.

Telkom is said to bill police twice for virtually same work

2018-10-04 23:13

The partly state-owned telecommunications company is billing the national police service for two contracts that cover virtually the same work, five people familiar with the situation have said.

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.

 

Bruce Whitfield: What we need to learn from Telkom fast, to save South Africa

2019-05-28 15:43

The desire by inefficient state enterprises to preserve jobs by making losses is in fact robbing thousands more of opportunities that we have not yet even considered.

Safaricom to be rivalled by new telecoms merger in Kenya

2019-02-08 21:30

Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan unit agreed to combine operations with Telkom Kenya, creating the second-largest telecommunications operator in the East African nation after Safaricom.

Download speeds on cellphones are now much faster than wifi in South Africa

2018-11-27 15:56

South Africa is in a growing minority of countries where a cellphone is a faster gateway to the internet than a wifi hotspot.

MTN lost more than 800,000 pre-paid subscribers in South Africa in 90 days – here's why

2018-10-29 15:39

But its subscriber base outside of SA grew at a rapid pace.

Here's why MTN is killing free Twitter, just months after committing to it

2018-09-25 13:56

MTN's announcement that it will no longer zero-rate data for Twitter use has left users upset – but not without a sense of humour.

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.

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