Browsing: Alan Knott-Craig

South Africa’s hard-working new communications minister, Yunus Carrim, is tackling the challenges in his portfolio with such gusto that he appears to have taken many industry players by surprise. I had the opportunity twice this past week to watch Carrim in action

Talk of consolidation in the telecommunications industry is rife, with speculation growing that a number of operators are either in play or may soon be. But how might a flurry of mergers and acquisitions play out? At the centre of current speculation is Neotel. Licensed

Cell C will roll out an additional 100 base stations in Johannesburg over the next three months to increase network capacity and improve quality of service. The first 19 will be operational by the end of August. The move comes amid growing criticism from consumers over the quality of the operator’s

The price war in South Africa’s mobile industry is starting to take its toll, evidenced this week by the declining subscriber numbers at MTN, which conceded that it had been too slow in cutting its rates to match its rivals. But behind the scenes a much more interesting battle is brewing

Asymmetry in wholesale mobile call termination rates distorts the market, undermines competition and harms consumers. That’s the view of MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia, who has strongly rejected arguments put forward by Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig, who says

Cell C’s newly appointed chief financial officer, Robert Pasley, wanted to be a university professor, lecturing in theoretical physics, but pragmatism led him into the corporate world of finance and strategy. Pasley completed a

Cell C has appointed Robert Pasley to the combined position of chief financial and strategy officer with immediate effect, the mobile operator said on Monday. Pasley takes over the finance role from Fabrizio Mambrini, who resigned in January. Mambrini left Cell C to return to the company’s foreign parent

The notion that a Vodacom employee could seek compensation for the idea for the “Please call me” service was “foreign”, former group CEO Alan Knott-Craig testified on Wednesday. “[At Vodacom] we did try and run a company based on respect

Former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig was accused of being evasive on Wednesday when asked if MTN planned to sue the company for stealing the “Please call me” idea. “Your worship, the witness is being evasive about it,” Cedric Puckrin, acting for former Vodacom

The invention of Vodacom’s “Please call me” service came under scrutiny when former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig testified in the high court in Johannesburg, Business Report reported on Wednesday. In Knott-Craig’s biography, Second is Nothing