Vodacom and Telkom clients hit by network outages due to load shedding

2020-02-07 14:25

Vodacom said its back-up power at cellular towers have started failing due to continued load shedding.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini now has his own cellphone network – and a GB data costs 45% more than at Telkom

2019-11-05 12:52

Sim cards for the mobile service will only be available in KwaZulu-Natal at launch, but connectivity nationwide through the Cell C network.

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.

Why Telkom will not yet invest in 5G – and when 5G will be available at Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, and Rain

2019-05-06 09:12

5G promises to be up to be 20 times faster than 4G.

Cellphone data rules change this week - here's how it will work at Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom

2019-02-25 06:30

From the beginning of March, South Africans have to be warned if they use out-of-bundle data, and they will also be able to roll over data.

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 calls proposed rates cut a calamity that could force job cuts

2018-08-27 14:14

Telkom says a proposed lowering of South African call termination rates could force the partly state-owned company to cut jobs and services such as public phones and connections to rural areas.

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.

Telkom said to plan breakout of tower assets

2017-03-27 16:45

Telkom SA SOC Ltd. plans to break out its telecommunications towers and real estate assets into a separate unit that may then be listed on a stock market, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Telkom, Cell C to offer students free data amid protests

2016-10-19 15:47

Telkom and Cell C are now offering students affected by current protests free data to access academic material after missing lecturers.


FNB now offers some customers free KFC and extra data

2020-01-29 10:06

FNB is giving some customers free extra data and students who open the bank's new Easy account will get a KFC voucher.

Data prices could start falling from next month - here's why

2019-07-05 12:50

South Africa has some of the most expensive data in the world.

Telkom added 4.5 million users by piggybacking on the competition – and selling data for R50 less per gig than Vodacom

2019-05-27 10:31

Mobile now accounts for 25.7% of Telkom’s overall revenue, compared to 3.2% in 2013.

We compared fibre prices in South Africa - and it's up to 24% cheaper than in 2018

2019-04-10 05:22

Mweb prices dropped by more than R40 across the board, and at Web Africa prices dropped by roughly R100.

Vandalism of South Africa's cellphone network nearly doubles during load shedding

2019-02-13 07:48

Cell C, the country’s third largest mobile operator, said during load shedding nearly 30% of its network is affected by vandalism.

Five shares for 2019

2018-12-18 13:08

It’s been a rough year for the JSE, but this could very well mean that 2019 might bring about some opportunities again. Moxima Gama provides her top five local stock picks for the new year.

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.

SA needs to save itself from sickly SOEs

2017-09-15 14:30

Government is said to be considering selling its stake in Telkom, in order to save the troubled SAA. This has brought back debates about what is the right thing to do around the country’s state owned enterprises, says Seán Muller.

Telkom gives firm R1bn boost

2016-12-19 13:06

Telkom has granted R1bn in financial assistance to subsidiary Business Connexion (BCX) for working capital and debt commitments.

Cell C takes aim at Telkom with cheap data

2016-09-27 13:24

Local mobile operator Cell C has taken aim at Telkom with the launch of its new home and office broadband offerings at aggressively priced packages.

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