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Mobile operator MTN has torn into Cell C, warning its smaller rival that it must “abide by the law and start competing on the merits of its products rather than obscure regulatory favours”. The attack follows Cell C’s decision to lobby the industry regulator, the

Telkom has completed its pilot of its upgraded fixed-line broadband network and plans to launch commercial services offering 20Mbit/s and 40Mbit/s connections from next week. The telecommunications operator has been testing the upgraded

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) has taken Telkom’s mobile arm, 8ta, to task for what it calls “false and misleading” advertising. 8ta, in turn, has said the campaign in question has run its course and won’t be flighted again. Ispa lodged the complaint against

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has been unable to recoup millions of rand from noncompliant licensees. This indicates the regulator is incapable of properly managing the sector. In January, Icasa councillor Joseph Lebooa

Media freedom campaigners say police in Zimbabwe are breaking the law by seizing and banning small radio receivers that can tune in to stations not linked to the state broadcasting monopoly controlled by President Robert Mugabe’s party. The Media Institute of Southern Africa

Mobile operator Cell C is lobbying the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to delay the reduction in wholesale mobile termination rates on 1 March so that an “urgent market review” can be done to determine the effectiveness of the regulations. “In order to

A new challenger to pay-TV operator MultiChoice, which owns DStv, is expected to launch commercial services soon, possibly by as early as April. Unlike DStv rival TopTV, however, NuWeb Television doesn’t intend using direct-to-home satellite technology. Rather, it will deliver its offering over

A growth in market share in tablets by PC makers, at the expense of Apple, which makes the market-leading iPad tablet, should help boost JSE-listed technology distribution company Mustek’s revenues in future, it says in notes accompanying its interim results, which were published on Thursday

MTN has refuted talk that it is considering ending the popular flat-rated BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) that gives users of existing BlackBerry devices unlimited browsing, e-mail and use of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service for a low fixed monthly fee. Speculation

An improvement in gross profit margins and a reduction in the number of shares in issue have helped JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms lift normalised headline earnings per share by 26% in the six months ended 30 November 2012. Normalised headline