Browsing: Ahmad Farroukh

They make millions every year. But Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub have agreed to spend a winter’s night on the cold streets of Johannesburg – and will even stump up a large amount

The Internet Service Providers’ Association, an industry body that represents most of South Africa’s ISPs, has lashed out at MTN’s decision to hike international inbound calls unilaterally, arguing that it is “misleading” for the operator to claim the decision will

MTN South Africa has defended its unilateral implementation from November 2014 of a US$0,25/minute interconnection fee on international inbound calls and has warned the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa that it will take the

Average mobile data prices in South Africa are too low and need to rise for operators to be able to afford to invest in next-generation broadband infrastructure, says MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice dialling in its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile

MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad Farroukh has echoed remarks made by Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub earlier this week that there’s a need for mobile operators to cooperate to reduce costs and improve

For some time now, the ongoing debate between over-the-top providers on one side and network operators on the other returns like a comet in an elliptical orbit. Each time it returns, the stakes appear to be higher as this “comet” gets closer and threatens to crash into planet ICT. MTN South Africa

In a significant development, MTN has lodged objections at both communications regulator Icasa and the Competition Commission against Vodacom’s proposed R7bn acquisition of Neotel, putting a potentially big hurdle in the way of the conclusion of the deal. TechCentral has established that

Facebook and other so-called over-the-top service providers cannot put propositions on the table that are not profitable for mobile operators and doing so would be “contrary to our goal”. That’s the view of Chris Daniels, who heads, the Facebook-led initiative to bring affordable Internet

As the debate over so-called over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Facebook continues to rage in the mobile telecommunications industry, MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad Farroukh has called for “balanced cooperation” between operators and OTT players. Farroukh says in a statement