Browsing: Autopage Cellular

Hilton Tarrant
10 things you didn’t know about MTN

After the publication of its annual report this week, the headlines focused on former chief executive Sifiso Dabengwa’s R23,7m “golden handshake” following his resignation in November amid the MTN Nigeria fine fallout. We also learnt that chairman

Opinion
Telecoms firms in a race to the bottom

Having been in the telecommunications industry for 15 years now, it never ceases to amaze me how businesses typically contract with the cellular providers based on the size of the discount on offer

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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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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

In-depth
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

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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End of the line for Nashua Mobile

Service provider Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators and is in talks to sell its Cell C subscriber base, too, parent Reunert told shareholders on Monday. Nashua Mobile will receive almost R2,3bn from the sale, before VAT. It appears that the two big mobile

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Altech, Altron continue talks

Altron and its subsidiary Altech are still engaged in talks, the outcome of which could have a material effect on the share prices of the two JSE-listed groups. Though neither has said what the discussions are about, it’s widely speculated that Altron is preparing to make an offer to minority shareholders in Altech

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