Browsing: MTN South Africa

MTN addresses concerns about Durban roll-out

MTN South Africa said on Thursday that it has completed a major network upgrade in the greater Durban area, which it started 18 months ago, while addressing criticism from some residents of the city about the way

MTN poaches communications chief from Telkom

Mobile operator MTN South Africa has poached Telkom’s top communications executive. Jacqui O’Sullivan has resigned from the partially state-owned telecommunications provider, where she has served as managing executive

MTN to sponsor the Springboks

Mobile operator MTN is displacing rival Vodacom as the headline sponsor of the Springbok rugby team, SA Rugby announced on Friday. The telecommunications company has signed a three-year deal

Podcast | MTN SA technology chief Giovanni Chiarelli

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to MTN South Africa chief technology and information officer Giovanni Chiarelli. It’s a fascinating discussion about the technological challenges of running a modern mobile network.

‘Kill 3G, not 2G’

In South Africa, it may make more sense for mobile operators to discontinue their 3G networks, replacing them with 4G/LTE, while keeping legacy 2G infrastructure in place

Spectrum crunch is looming, MTN warns

MTN South Africa will hit a “spectrum ceiling” soon that could affect its ability to continue to expand services to consumers. That’s the warning from the mobile operator’s recently appointed

MTN bosses rake in millions

MTN’s interim group executive chairman, Phuthuma Nhleko, took home more than R72m in the 2016 financial year, during which time he acted as CEO and as chairman of the crisis-hit emerging markets telecommunications

Shuter takes reins at troubled MTN

MTN Group’s new CEO, Rob Shuter, begins work on Monday morning, taking the reins from interim executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko at a time of considerable operational challenges at Africa’s biggest telecommunications operator. Shuter, until

Mteto Nyati quits MTN for Altron top job

MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati has resigned to take the reins at Altron. Nyati, formerly MD of Microsoft’s South African subsidiary, will take the reins at Altron from Robbie Venter on 1 July. The surprise move by Nyati, who joined MTN in 2014

Godfrey Motsa is new MTN SA CEO

MTN has moved quickly to replace the CEO of its South African operation, Mteto Nyati, who is leaving the telecommunications group to take the reins from Robbie Venter as CEO of Altron. Altron announced after markets closed on Tuesday that

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