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Virgin Mobile plans big comeback

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile South Africa has set its sights on a million subscribers over the next three years and hopes a new product proposition it will launch before the end of the year will be the platform that allows it to achieve this. The company has downplayed suggestions

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Virgin Mobile cuts tariffs

Mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile South Africa has cut the price of its prepaid price plans, with its new standard rates matching the retail tariffs charged by Cell C, on whose network the company roams. Virgin has launched two prepaid

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Retail shake-up at Virgin Mobile

Soon after inking a deal to sell a stake in Virgin Mobile SA to Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator, the Friendi Group, a shake-up is on the cards at the local company. Virgin Mobile SA plans to reduce its store footprint to stores in key locations in each region, it says. Over the next 18 months

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Virgin firms up Friendi mobile deal

Virgin Group and Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the Friendi Group, have confirmed reports that they’re planning to work together to expand the Virgin Mobile brand across Africa and the Middle East. TechCentral broke the news last month that Virgin and Friendi were in talks about

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Virgin’s Bailey takes top job at Glo Nigeria

Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey, who resigned from the company this month, has been appointed as chief commercial officer at Glo, the second largest mobile operator in Nigeria after MTN with more than 25m subscribers. Bailey says he will take up the new role as soon as he receives the

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Shareholder shake-up at Virgin Mobile

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is planning to dilute its shareholding in mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile SA by selling a portion of its shares to Dubai-based telecommunications company, the Friendi Group. At the same time, Virgin Mobile