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MTN South Africa chief technical officer Lambo Kanagaratnam is moving to a new role at the operator. Effective immediately, he will head up its enterprise business division. Airtel Africa chief technology officer Eben Albertyn has taken the reins from Kanagaratnam. Albertyn was formerly chief technology officer for MTN

A US computer salesman who supplied ­sensitive equipment to MTN’s mobile network in Iran has been jailed for violating US economic sanctions. The conviction is damning for the South African mobile giant, as it provides judicial corroboration that the company used sanctions-busting

The Hoffmann Committee, appointed by MTN, has cleared the Johannesburg-listed telecommunications group of wrongdoing in Iran, calling allegations made by rival Turkcell a “fabric of lies, distortions and inventions”. MTN told shareholders on Friday that the committee, chaired top jurist

Pan-African and Middle Eastern mobile telecommunications operator, the MTN Group, now expects to add 23,7m new subscribers in 2012, up from previous guidance of 21,2m. In a quarterly update, for the period ended 30 September, MTN says it has grown its subscriber base by 3,8% to 182,7m despite

A major US lobby group’s shock advertising campaign, alleging that MTN is “profiting from torture” in Iran, has been blocked by local agencies. But it claims that SA advertising companies have refused to erect the billboards because of the influence of the telecommunications giant. United Against Nuclear Iran

The DA has called for the suspension of senior diplomat Abdul Minty over allegations emerging from a legal challenge to cellphone giant MTN’s operations in Iran. Allegations against Minty were so serious that they should be probed by the department of international relations and the diplomat suspended

Former ambassador to Iran Yusuf Saloojee has been suspended from his position at the department of international relations & cooperation. “Yes, he has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation,” spokesperson Clayson Monyela said. The investigation related to allegations that Saloojee accepted

Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell has accused SA-based multinational mobile giant MTN of orchestrating a “cover-up” rather than a credible investigation into claims that the South Africans bribed and influence-peddled their way into Iran in 2005. The Turkish company said in a statement that

The MTN group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa said on Friday the record needed to be set straight regarding allegations of bribery relating to a mobile phone licence in Iran. “MTN has been threatened and attacked by a disappointed competitor and a disgruntled former employee,” he said in a statement

MTN has acquired nearly R1,4bn in its own shares in the past three months in a move it says is meant to improve returns to its shareholders. Between 8 March and 28 May 2012, the telecommunications group says it has bought back shares to the value of R1,36bn. The total value of shares bought back