Browsing: Alan Knott-Craig

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 97 – ‘E-lection’

Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are your hosts for this week’s episode of TalkCentral. In the show, they chat about South Africa’s first “social” election. Also in the podcast this week, your hosts discuss the resignation of Alan Knott-Craig as CEO of Cell C and chat about the prospects for the company. And Apple’s apparently

News
Knott-Craig steps down as Cell C CEO

Alan Knott-Craig has stepped down as CEO of Cell C following the stroke he suffered in November last year. Jose Dos Santos, who had been running the company in an acting capacity in Knott-Craig’s absence, will take the reins at the company on a permanent basis with immediate effect. Knott-Craig is not lost to Cell C, however. In a

Duncan McLeod
The screws turn on Cell C

Should we be worried about Cell C? Despite a recent high court ruling that was at least partly in the mobile operator’s favour, noises coming out of the company aren’t exactly painting a rosy picture. There are several reasons for concern, chief among them the ability of the company to engage in a protracted price war while ensuring it

Duncan McLeod
Day of reckoning for SA’s mobile operators

If there was anyone still doubting that the price war, triggered in part by communications regulator Icasa’s cuts in call termination rates, is starting to take its toll on South Africa’s mobile industry, they would have been disabused of that notion this week with the news that the Reunert-owned Nashua Mobile is to close down. As many as 600 people

Opinion
Mobiles risk becoming networks of last resort

Recent events are evidence of unprecedented pressure on mobile network operators to lower their prices. Yet a sober analysis reveals that the networks are really their own worst enemies, and can turn their fortunes around by simply lowering prices. The latest proposed cuts in the mobile termination (interconnection) rates are the most

Alan Knott-Craig
Make or break moment for SA telecoms

It is no exaggeration to claim that the coming week will be make or break for affordable mobile communications in South Africa – quite possibly for the next 20 years. On 1 April 1994, Vodacom and MTN launched a service in South Africa, a launch brought forward to support the Independent Electoral Commission in managing the first

In-depth
Inside Cell C’s sprawling new campus

Cell C employees began moving into the company’s sprawling new campus, built at the confluence of the N1 and N3 freeways in Woodmead, near Midrand, at the end of last year. The 50 000sq m facility includes a main head office facility, a customer service centre, a new national network

News
Knott-Craig set for full recovery

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig is set to make a full recovery and is “progressing well” after suffering a stroke in mid-November. That’s according to the mobile operator’s acting CEO, Jose Dos Santos, who says Knott-Craig is walking again after the health scare

In-depth
MTN SA could pull capex plug: CEO

MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia has lashed out at telecommunications regulator Icasa, accusing it of behaving “irrationally” and threatening future investments in network infrastructure through its plan to cut wholesale mobile call termination rates from 40c/minute to 10c/minute

News
Knott-Craig making strong recovery

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig is making a strong recovery after suffering a stroke, the mobile operator’s acting CEO, Jose Dos Santos, said on Thursday. Last Monday, Knott-Craig suffered what Cell C is describing as a “minor stroke”. He has suffered a number

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