The group’s chief innovation officer, Herman Singh, is expected to leave to start his own tech venture, sources said, following chief technology officer Babak Fouladi out the door.
MTN said on Tuesday that it will reach 90% population coverage with 4G/LTE technology in South Africa before the end of the year, outpacing rival Vodacom.
Telkom has become the first mobile operator in South Africa to implement fully communications regulator Icasa’s end-user subscriber service charter, which governs data expiry.
The US government is reportedly contacting key allies to get them to persuade telecommunications companies in their countries to avoid using equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies.
Standard Bank has taken the wraps off Standard Bank Mobile, its new virtual mobile network operator, which will piggyback off the Cell C network.
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.