Browsing: Alan Knott-Craig

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Commission won’t prosecute Vodacom, MTN

The Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute Vodacom and MTN following a complaint by Cell C that its two bigger rivals had acted anticompetitively. The case goes all the way back to October 2013, when Cell C

Opinion
ICT policy: don’t let the country down

Imagine the scenario where accessibility, affordability and quality – the three key pillars for a communications environment in South Africa – deliver the economic and social benefits that governments, researchers, industry bodies

In-depth
Investors eye new avenue into SA telecoms

Cell C’s full financial results, for the six months ended June 2016, provide detailed insight into the performance of South Africa’s third largest mobile telecommunications operator for the first time. The numbers are contained in a

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Romeo Kumalo behind ‘massive’ new MVNO

Former top Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator in South Africa. The former CEO of Vodacom’s international operations is, however, tight-lipped about what the MVNO will

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Free Wi-Fi: a tale of two cities

While both the City of Cape Town and City of Tshwane have specific plans to roll out Wi-Fi Internet access, the metros have taken divergent views on how to implement their vision. “The total spending on Cape Town’s public Wi-Fi

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Ex-Icasa councillor slams Rica legislation

A former councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has lashed out at South Africa’s Sim card registration legislation, Rica, saying it has severely impacted ordinary

In-depth
How Makate won the ‘please call me’ case

The constitutional court’s scathing judgment that ordered Vodacom to compensate Nkosana Makate for his “please call me” idea, in theory, brings an end to a legal case akin to a David vs Goliath battle. The case, which was before the high court in

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Makate says he still respects Knott-Craig

Inventor of Vodacom’s “please call me” service, Nkosana Makate, says he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards telecoms veteran Alan Knott-Craig. The constitutional court on Tuesday

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Knott-Craig under fire in concourt judgment

The constitutional court has slammed former Vodacom executives’ version of how the company’s “please call me” product was conceived. The constitutional court on Tuesday morning found Vodacom was bound by an agreement with Nkosana Makate

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