Browsing: Ahmad Farroukh

A senior executive at Vodacom believes so-called over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Skype should be allowed to “run free” on mobile operators’ networks, but emphasises that there is also “no place” in South Africa

South Africa’s largest mobile operator, Vodacom, has told public hearings on competition in South Africa’s technology sector that operators are being “disintermediated” by over-the-top (OTT) providers like WhatsApp. The company was presenting its views to a panel of Icasa councillors and

Should South Africa’s mobile operators extend their offerings beyond telecommunications and into a broad range of value-added services such as financial services, media and e-commerce, or should they be low-margin “dumb pipes” over

MTN is not prepared to spend billions of dollars building advanced telecommunications networks just so that “over the top” (OTT) providers can get a “free ride” by competing with the company using that same costly infrastructure. There

In a few short years, voice telephony will effectively be free of charge for both contract and prepaid users. That’s the view of MTN South Africa’s newly appointed CEO, Ahmad Farroukh, who says the industry will in future need

As many as 400 jobs may be on the line at MTN South Africa, sources close to the company say, as the telecommunications operator moves to cut costs in a market that has become significantly more competitive. MTN is considering a number of options as it looks to reduce costs

Ahmad Farroukh has replaced MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia with immediate effect. Bulbulia has been named chief operating officer of the MTN group, which is the role that Farroukh has filled until now

JSE-listed telecommunications group MTN has made sweeping changes to its top management structure, doing away with its regional vice-president positions and creating a new position of group chief operating executive, to be headed by Ahmad Farroukh. Farroukh, a former CEO of MTN’s Nigerian operation who

MTN has awarded its group president and CEO Sifiso Dabengwa 111 600 shares worth R15,9m. The shares vest in three years in accordance with the group’s share plan in terms of which certain performance targets must be met. The options were awarded at a share price of R142,12. At the same time, the group

MTN has made it clear that it believes growth in Nigeria’s telecommunications market is far from over. The SA-based group’s largest subsidiary, MTN Nigeria, has raised more than R16bn to fund the expansion of its network in the populous West African nation. MTN on Wednesday told shareholders that it has recei