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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.
Zimbabwe is courting SA investors in the telecoms sector, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Tuesday.
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'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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
There is pressure on Zimbabwean telcos to lower voice tariffs, experts say, citing the need to deepen promotional offerings in light of declining revenues.
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.
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.
South Africa is in a growing minority of countries where a cellphone is a faster gateway to the internet than a wifi hotspot.
But its subscriber base outside of SA grew at a rapid pace.
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.
But getting the SIM card proved to be a problem.
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.
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.
Service provider MTN expects to report positive numbers in its interim financial results for the six months to end-June 2017.
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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