Browsing: Irene Charnley

Turkcell has hit back at rival MTN, accusing the company of advancing “a variety of expected and meritless technical legal defences” as the two companies prepare to square off in the high court in Johannesburg over the awarding

MTN Group has moved to have Turkcell’s $4.2bn (R59bn) lawsuit against it thrown out by the high court in South Africa, arguing, among other things, that several previous attempts by its rival, in other forums, to seek redress against

Former MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad Farroukh is joining pan-African telecommunications group Smile as executive director for operations with immediate effect. Farroukh quit MTN in July 2015 to take up the top job at Saudi Arabia’s second

Although Cell C supports government’s idea of a national wholesale open-access network (Woan), communications regulator Icasa should not wait any longer to allocate spectrum in the 2,6GHz band. That’s the view of the mobile

The leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest information and communications technology companies, including the four mobile operators, have met and agreed that the only way of resolving the impasse over broadband spectrum

The South African economy may be teetering on the brink of a recession, but that isn’t keeping the country’s telecommunications operators from ramping up their capital spending. Telkom, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, along with a host of smaller players, are all gearing up to make

Smile Telecoms, the wireless broadband communications company founded by former MTN executive Irene Charnley, has raised US$365m (R5bn) in new debt and equity financing to expand its coverage in Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria and establish its first presence in the

Smile Communications has outsourced management of its 4G/LTE networks in all its operations in Africa to Ericsson in a five-year agreement that covers Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The value of the deal has

South Africa is slipping behind some other African markets in providing mobile broadband, Tom Allen, the chief operating officer of Smile Telecommunications, the telecoms operator founded six years ago by former MTN executive Irene Charnley, warned on Wednesday