Vodacom cannot pay the “inventor” of the “please call me” service, Nkosana Makate, more money because the outcome of the deadlock-breaking mechanism is legally binding, the company said on Friday.
MTN South Africa said on Thursday that it is cutting out-of-bundle data charges for prepaid customers by as much as 75% and launching a new “double your bundle” promotion.
Vodacom has drawn a line in the sand over demands from protesters that the telecommunications operator pays the “inventor” of its “please call me” service R70-billion.
A small group of protesters descended on Vodacom’s head office on Thursday to demand Vodacom pays Nkosana Makate, the “inventor” of the “please call me service”, R70-billion.
With Vodacom’s head office in Johannesburg set to be the site of protest action on Thursday by people supporting the operator’s ex-employee, Nkosana Makate, hot-headed politicians would be well advised to avoid inflaming tensions for political gain.
Vodacom has written a strongly worded letter to Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi telling him to dial back his criticism of the telecommunications operator over its dispute with Nkosana Makate.
Naspers and Dimension Data are in talks to sell their joint venture in the country to fibre-optic infrastructure company Link Africa, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Vodafone Group has suspended purchases of equipment from Huawei for the core of its wireless networks. However, it’s not immediately clear how this affects Vodacom, which is controlled by Vodafone.
Vodacom Group’s latest trading update, for the quarter ended December 2018, makes for sobering reading, particularly for those invested in the telecommunications sector.
The Prince’s Trust has announced it will no longer accept donations from Huawei amid mounting security concerns about the Chinese firm’s technology.