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Autopage pushes back shutdown date

Cellular service provider Altech Autopage has pushed back its planned shutdown date, which was originally anticipated for the end of this month. On Friday, the Competition Tribunal approved the sale of Altech Autopage’s subscriber

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Chislett stepping down at Autopage

Altech Autopage MD Boyd Chislett has tendered his resignation and will leave the cellular service provider, and the Altron group, at the end of March. Chislett confirmed to TechCentral via telephone on Tuesday that he is stepping down

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Autopage sale heads back to commission

The sale of Altech Autopage’s subscriber base has been referred back to the Competition Commission, putting into question a planned shutdown date. In September, Johannesburg listed

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Autopage sale gets commission nod

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the sale of Altech Autopage’s subscriber bases to mobile operators Vodacom, MTN and Cell C be approved without

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The inside story of Autopage’s demise

Independent cellular service provider Altech Autopage is likely to be closed down as soon as February next year, with its million or so subscribers sold to the network operators for about R1,5bn

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Bigger rivals should fear Telkom, Cell C deal

Telkom’s possible acquisition of Cell C would result in a stronger competitor to Vodacom and MTN, according to Boyd Chislett, the MD of the soon-to-be-closed cellular service provider Altech Autopage. Telkom on Monday issued a market update

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Autopage mulled MVNO model

Before coming to the decision to shut down mobile service provider Altech Autopage, management considered the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model. MVNOs ride on existing networks to provide phone, messaging and Internet services

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CEO laments end of Altech Autopage

Mobile service provider Altech Autopage has tried to mitigate retrenchments amid the company eyeing a February 2016 shutdown, said its MD. Parent Altron said in a cautionary announcement in May that it planned to sell the subscriber base

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Autopage moves to allay client fears

Altron-owned cellular service provider Altech Autopage has moved to allay customer concerns about plans to sell the business’s subscriber base to South Africa’s mobile operators. In a statement on Thursday, Autopage MD Boyd Chislett said the company’s

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Altech backs away from MVNO plans

Altech Autopage Cellular, SA’s biggest independent cellular service provider, has backed away from plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) after giving serious thought last year to the idea of launching one. Altech CEO Craig Venter said as recently as September 2011 that Autopage Cellular was considering

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