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Telkom’s Brian Armstrong retires

Telkom’s Brian Armstrong retires

Telkom chief commercial officer Brian Armstrong has announced that he will be retiring from the company.

Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 23 February, 2017
You could be banking with Vodacom, MTN, Cell C or Telkom in 2017: analyst

You could be banking with Vodacom, MTN, Cell C or Telkom in 2017: analyst

In addition to continued trends of improving customer service and automated banking processes, 2017 could also be the year we see telecommunications players enter the banking arena.

Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 12 February, 2017
Neotel 2.0 to make extensive upgrades and expand its network

Neotel 2.0 to make extensive upgrades and expand its network

Neotel launched its new brand on Friday (10 February), which sees the company change its primary colour to blue and adding Liquid Telecom to its logo.

Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 10 February, 2017
Universal mobile data tariffs on the cards for South Africa

Universal mobile data tariffs on the cards for South Africa

The Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) is considering a proposal to create a set of universal mobile data tariffs for the SADC region by 2019.

Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 9 February, 2017
Hisense to sponsor Lions Rugby

Hisense to sponsor Lions Rugby

Flat-panel TV and mobile handset maker Hisense South Africa has signed to become the official electronics partner of Lions Rugby.

Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 3 February, 2017
Business Connexion given R1 billion boost

Business Connexion given R1 billion boost

Telkom granted R1 billion in financial assistance to its information and communications technology subsidiary Business Connexion (BCX) for working capital and debt commitment

Telecommunications - By News24Wire | 19 December, 2016
Liquid Telecom wins approval to purchase Neotel for R6.55 billion

Liquid Telecom wins approval to purchase Neotel for R6.55 billion

Liquid Telecom has received approval from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), to purchase Neotel for R6.55 billion.

Broadband, Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 15 December, 2016
Tshwane mayor raises a red flag over R180 million Wi-Fi project

Tshwane mayor raises a red flag over R180 million Wi-Fi project

The R180 million spent by the City of Tshwane on a free Wi-Fi project had been “red-flagged as unlawful and irregular expenditure by the Auditor General”, according to a report by News24.

Telecommunications - By MyBroadband | 15 December, 2016
Telkom earnings boosted by rise in mobile subscribers

Telkom earnings boosted by rise in mobile subscribers

Telkom on Tuesday announced a 20.6% rise in revenue to just over R20 billion for the period ended September 2016, driven by its acquisition of BCX, and improved mobile revenue.

Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 15 November, 2016
MTN suspends dividends in Nigeria – new CEO to start sooner

MTN suspends dividends in Nigeria – new CEO to start sooner

MTN Group has announced that its new CEO, Rob Shuter, will be starting his job three months ahead of schedule, as the company suspends dividends in Nigeria amid allegations it moved as much as $14 billion out of the country illegally.

Business, Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 24 October, 2016
Best and worst mobile data service providers in South Africa

Best and worst mobile data service providers in South Africa

New data shows that South African consumers express low levels of loyalty to their mobile data service providers and are generally disappointed with the service they receive from them.

Mobile, Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 19 October, 2016
Blue Label dumps R5.5 billion into Cell C

Blue Label dumps R5.5 billion into Cell C

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms has published the final terms of its deal to acquire a sizeable piece of mobile operator Cell C – a R5.5 billion payment for 45% of the company.

Business, Telecommunications - By Staff Writer | 5 October, 2016
SA court backs blocking of R12 billion broadband tender

SA court backs blocking of R12 billion broadband tender

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele has received an interdict against industry regulator ICASA.

Telecommunications - By News24Wire | 30 September, 2016
Telkom threatens to sue Icasa over spectrum auction

Telkom threatens to sue Icasa over spectrum auction

Local telecommunications company Telkom has threatened launching legal action against communications regulator Icasa over a planned spectrum auction.

Telecommunications - By News24Wire | 18 August, 2016
Telkom hit by business sabotage – offers R500,000 reward

Telkom hit by business sabotage – offers R500,000 reward

Telkom has been hit by a series of attacks which the company has called “acts of sabotage”, and is offering a R500,000 reward for information on the incidents.

Telecommunications - By MyBroadband | 18 August, 2016
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