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Four months after rival Vodacom South Africa pulled the plug on its mobile payments platform M-Pesa, MTN South Africa is doing the same with its Mobile Money offering. The move by MTN comes just two weeks after news emerged that

outh Africa’s second largest mobile network by subscribers, MTN South Africa, has stopped signing up new Mobile Money customers as it studies the feasibility of the product. In 2012, MTN partnered with the South African Bank of Athens

MTN South Africa has appointed its chief marketing officer Larry Annetts to the newly created position of chief consumer officer. The move is meant to help MTN improve service quality and provide customers with a “distinct experience”, the

Fed-up songwriters have issued MTN a “takedown” notice to remove music from its stores as of today. Non-profit organisation the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association (Capasso) is accusing MTN of owing songwriters R1m in unpaid royalties for 2014

A copyright body claims MTN owes songwriters just under R1m in unpaid royalties for music sold by the mobile network. MTN sells music via the likes of its caller tone service “CallerTunez”. The mobile network also secures music from third-party aggregators, which include Content Connect Africa

Is MTN getting dual-Sim phone religion, leaving Vodacom, the market leader, as the only operator with an aversion to such devices? It appears the operator is at least toying with the idea, announcing on Thursday that it would range the new, high-end Huawei Mate S

MTN has just upped the ante in the developing war with rival video-on-demand operators by announcing that it will zero-rate data usage for those streaming content on its FrontRow service. The

MTN South Africa has launched a new product called Data Share that allows its customers to share their data bundles with up to 20 other MTN numbers without incurring any Sim linking or

MTN has introduced a reverse-charge call feature on its network, allowing customers who have, for example, run out of airtime to make a call that is billed to the recipient. The service, called MTN Pay4Me, notifies the calling party that they’ll be paying for the call, allowing them to accept or

MTN South Africa has opened its 4G/LTE network to prepaid users for the first time, the mobile operator announced on Wednesday. Until now, access to the super-fast 4G network was limited to its contract customers. Rival Vodacom has offered 4G services to both its contract and prepaid users for some time. “The new MTN PayAsYouGo LTE Sim