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MTN sells its 50% stake in Afrihost

Just two years after acquiring a controlling stake in the company, MTN South Africa has announced it will dispose of its 50,02% stake in Afrihost to the Internet service provider’s management team. MTN acquired the stake

Openserve: inside Telkom’s radical overhaul

Any Internet service provider that is worried that Telkom’s newly spun-off wholesale and network services arm, Openserve, will provide unfair advantages to the telecommunications operator’s retail arm is welcome, at any time, to come and study the company’s books

Afrihost to expand mobile offerings

Afrihost will next month launch what looks very much like a fully fledged mobile virtual network operator on MTN’s infrastructure, providing users with voice minutes, SMS and data on a prepaid and month-to-month contract basis. The Internet service provider’s CEO, Gian Visser, told an

TalkCentral: Ep 135 – ‘On the Surface (Book)’

It’s podcast time! On South Africa’s best weekly technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Microsoft’s big devices keynote — looking at the new Surface Pro and Surface Book, as well as the new Lumia smartphones

Afrihost moving DSL clients to new network

MTN-controlled Internet service provider Afrihost has begun moving its digital subscriber line Internet clients onto a new network it believes will offering superior performance. The new network aggregates upstream bandwidth from a number of providers and has been

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So, why did MTN buy Afrihost?

It’s fair to say that MTN’s purchase of Internet service provider Afrihost in late 2014 caught most of the industry by surprise. Not because MTN paid more than R400m for half of the business (which no one knew at the time), but because this meant MTN suddenly owned a consumer ISP

RSAWeb launches mobile broadband

RSAWeb has become the latest Internet service provider to offer discounted 3G and 4G/LTE mobile broadband, offering data from R58/month for 1GB and going up to R999/month for 20GB

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TalkCentral: Ep 131 – ‘ABCs’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s weekly technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Google’s big restructuring and the creation of Alphabet. Also this week, they discuss the Forbes list of the

MTN will no longer ‘subsidise’ Afrihost

Afrihost is in talks with alternative providers of wholesale data because MTN is not prepared to continue providing data to the Internet service provider, which it bought in 2014, at below cost. “Let me

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