Many South African technology companies are allowing their employees to work from home and encouraging them to make use of technology to avoid face-to-face meetings with colleagues and clients.
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Batteries that don’t have time to recover fully and criminals taking advantage of power cuts are two of the factors making life difficult for South Africa’s mobile networks as rolling blackouts continue into a sixth day.
The regulator’s complaints and compliance committee has fined MTN South Africa R5-million – R2-million of which is suspended for three years – for contravening regulations when it hiked the tariffs on one of its data plans.
Eskom’s rolling blackouts are placing severe strain on mobile network operators trying to keep base stations up and running.
MTN South Africa has implemented new data rollover, transfer and out-of-bundle features to comply with Icasa’s new data regulations and has said it won’t charge users for data rollover.
It’s now well known that MTN South Africa patented a “please call me”-type service in the early 2000s, beating rival Vodacom to the punch.
The telecommunications giant has announced the launch of MusicTime, a time-based Internet music offering.
MTN South Africa has denied it using an agreement with a company called Tuum Communications as a “guise” to hire restrained employees away from rival Vodacom.
MTN South Africa is pulling the plug on its popular zero-rated Twitter offering, saying it is no longer feasible to offer the service without charging for data use.
Although the vast majority of South Africa’s telecommunications and technology companies will pass on the 1% increase in the value-added tax rate — from 14% to 15% — from 1 April, some are bucking the trend