Browsing: Altech Autopage Cellular

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Altron’s very costly mistake

In the end, as we know, Nashua Mobile blinked first. The announcement 18 months ago that it would sell the subscriber bases of its mobile service provider business caught much of the market unawares. But those close to the mobile sector weren’t

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Altron sells Autopage clients for R1,5bn

Vodacom, MTN and Cell C will pay Altron a combined amount of about R1,5bn to take over the subscriber base of Altech Autopage Cellular. Interestingly, Altron is receiving less than Reunert did when it concluded a similar deal with the operators to sell the subscribers

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Altron gives up on the Altech Node

Altron has decided to sell its poorly performing video-on-demand platform, the Altech Node, and is in the advanced stages of discussions with an unnamed third party to dispose of the product. Altron subsidiary Altech launched the Node

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Troubled Altron seeking new blood

It’s been 50 years since Bill Venter, then a 33-year-old telecommunications engineer, founded Allied Electric, the company that would go on to become the Altron group. Alongside publication of its results for the year ended February 2015, Altron

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Altron set to sell Autopage subscriber base

JSE-listed technology group Altron is in advanced-stage discussions to sell the mobile subscribers of Altech Autopage. It’s a move that comes just a year after Nashua Mobile, owned by Reunert, concluded a similar transaction. Altron has been

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Perfect storm hits Altron

Reduced demand for set-top boxes, poor sales of Altech’s much-hyped Node product, the loss of a television assembly business, tough trading conditions at Autopage Cellular and poor performance at

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Altron turns in sparkling results

Altron appears to be firing on all cylinders. The technology group, which owns Altech, Bytes and Powertech, has reported a 49% improvement in normalised headline earnings per share on the back of a 12% improvement in revenue. It has hiked its dividend to 80c/share, from 60c in 2013. The strong performance was underpinned

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

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Questions over what’s next for Autopage

Altron is keeping mum about the future of subsidiary Altech Autopage Cellular in the wake of news this week that the cellular service provider’s most direct rival, Reunert’s Nashua Mobile, has decided to sell off its customer base and close up shop. All Altron will say when contacted by TechCentral is that the JSE-listed group

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Nashua Mobile staff face uncertain future

Retrenchments at Nashua Mobile are inevitable following the decision to sell its customer base and to close the business, but parent Reunert says “all options are being considered” to find places for them within the rest of the JSE-listed group and in the broader industry. That’s the word from Reunert spokesman Carina de Klerk

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