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MTN SA names new technology chief

MTN South Africa has appointed Giovanni Chiarelli as its new chief technology and information officer. Chiarelli replaces Babak Fouladi, who was interim CTO in addition to his role as MTN group executive for technology and information systems. Chiarelli has 17 years

MTN names call centre outsource partner

MTN South Africa has named Adcorp subsidiary Rightsource as the preferred partner to manage its outsourced call centres. The move, which has been met with union resistance, will see MTN adopt a “hybrid” call centre model in

Top CEOs meet over spectrum impasse

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

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Communications regulator Icasa was wrong to push ahead with a planned spectrum auction in the absence of government policy on the issue and should withdraw an invitation to operators to apply for access until that policy

Vodacom takes aim at Telkom’s FreeMe

Vodacom has become the first operator to respond to the aggressive new “FreeMe” tariff plans from Telkom. But the country’s biggest operator is not exactly shouting about its new “+ (Plus)” plans from the

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MTN’s not-so-little reputation nightmare

Operationally, the time-suck on executive leadership from the Nigerian fine fallout had nothing to do with its other units across Africa and the Middle East. It’s always managed to run its “OpCos” quite independently, which arguably has a few more

MTN SA hires OpenView HD’s Maxwell Nonge

MTN South Africa has appointed former OpenView HD head Maxwell Nonge as chief digital officer. In the new role, Nonge will be responsible for driving the telecommunications operator’s expansion in the media space

Spectrum chaos points to ANC split

A split inside the ANC over how radio frequency spectrum should be allocated – a split that risks retarding South Africa’s ICT sector – has now erupted into open warfare, with communications regulator Icasa and telecommunications

Spectrum auction: the industry reacts

South Africa’s two biggest mobile operators, Vodacom and MTN, have welcomed the decision by communications regulator Icasa to press ahead with a plan to license mobile broadband spectrum through an auction process. Icasa surprised

Icasa moves to license 4G spectrum

In an unexpected early move, communications regulator Icasa has issued an invitation for interested telecommunications operators to apply for access to so-called high-demand spectrum bands. Icasa had

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