While Vodacom and MTN appear to be allergic to mobile virtual network operators, Cell C is proving it’s possible to build a significant business from them.
Loon, spun out of the search giant’s X innovation lab in July, is teaming up with Telkom Kenya to build a network of high-flying balloons to connect people in the East African country
The ANC wanted to launch a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, ahead of the 2019 general election, but the project has been thrown into disarray because of internecine fighting between those involved.
A settlement has been reached by communications regulator Icasa and mobile operators over the implementation of new rules regarding data expiry and rollover.
Seacom said on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to buy 100% of national open-access fibre provider FibreCo for an undisclosed sum.
Telkom’s financial results for the six months to end-September are a mixed bag. Headlines are focused on a fixed-line business under immense pressure, and a mobile one that is doing extraordinarily well.
MTN Group is close to agreeing an $800-million settlement with Nigerian authorities over a claim it illegally transferred $8.1-billion funds out of the country, according to a person familiar with the situation.
South Africa’s MTN Group and France’s Orange announced this week that they will bring “smart feature phones” to Africa costing as little as US$20. The phones will run an operating system called KaiOS – but what is that?
Telkom could switch off its 2G network in the next 12 months as the number of legacy handsets on its mobile infrastructure dwindles.
Telkom has grown its mobile subscriber base by a stunning 50% in the past year as its aggressively priced, data-led FreeMe plans gain traction among consumers.