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MTN Nigeria set to post R15,9bn profit

MTN’s Nigerian operation is likely to report a profit after tax of approximately R15,9bn for the year ended 31 December 2015, it was revealed on Tuesday. The JSE-listed telecommunications operator, which is facing a R65,2bn fine from Nigerian authorities for failing to disconnect 5m

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MTN acquires rival Nigerian operator

Far from pulling out of Nigeria over the record-setting US$3,9bn fine imposed on it by regulatory authorities in the West African nation, MTN has reportedly gone ahead with the acquisition of

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Nigeria plays hardball with MTN

The Nigerian government is playing hardball with MTN, demanding that the telecommunications operator pay a US$3,9bn (R59bn) fine for failing to cut off 5m unregistered Sim cards by 31 December, according to a report. Bloomberg reported that the

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TalkCentral: Ep 140 – ‘It’s a wrap’

In the last TalkCentral of 2015, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about MTN’s decision to appeal to the Nigerian courts to have its record-setting fine reduced. Also this week, they discuss the news that Vodacom must withdraw

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MTN takes Nigerian authorities to court

MTN has decided to take the legal route to challenge a US$3,9bn fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission. This is after it exhausted all other options to have the fine reduced, it said in a statement to shareholders on the JSE’s stock

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MTN secures West Africa licences

South Africa’s MTN Group has secured two important licences in West Africa, one in Ghana and the other in Côte d’Ivoire, at a combined cost of R3,5bn.
The group said it has secured a 15-year 4G/LTE licence in the 800MHz “digital dividend” spectrum band in Ghana for a purchase

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Reduction of MTN fine a ‘positive’ move

Nigerian regulators’ decision to reduce MTN’s multibillion-dollar fine is a “positive” move and if the penalty was “arbitrary”, then the company would have turned to the courts. This is according to a board member for the South Africa-Nigeria

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MTN hasn’t asked us for help yet: Cwele

MTN hasn’t yet asked South Africa’s department of telecommunications & postal services for help regarding its multibillion-dollar fine in Nigeria. This is according to telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele, who was speaking on the

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Nigeria tells MTN: give us R7,7bn more

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has told MTN that it didn’t actually mean it when it said it had cut the fine it imposed on the telecommunications operator by 35%. In a second letter to the group in as many days, it said the fine would be reduced instead by only 25%

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