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MTN worried about gov’t spectrum plans

MTN South Africa has expressed concern about government’s plans for allocating new spectrum for 4G/LTE networks, saying the wrong policy risks undermining one of the few sectors in South Africa that is

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MTN data services fully restored

Mobile network MTN says it has fixed a data network outage but the company hasn’t yet decided whether it will reimburse customers. MTN suffered a data network outage from 2pm on Thursday that

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MTN hit by more network woes

MTN South Africa on Thursday experienced widespread downtime, preventing many of its customers from accessing the Internet. The problems started at about 2pm, the mobile operator said

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10 things you didn’t know about MTN

After the publication of its annual report this week, the headlines focused on former chief executive Sifiso Dabengwa’s R23,7m “golden handshake” following his resignation in November amid the MTN Nigeria fine fallout. We also learnt that chairman

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MTN takes to unlicensed spectrum for LTE-U trial

MTN has run what it is calling the first trial of LTE-Unlicensed, or LTE-U, technology in Africa. The technology uses the same shared spectrum typically used for Wi-Fi. The mobile operator conducted the trial at its flagship store in Morningside

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MTN hires chief customer experience officer

MTN South Africa has appointed a new chief customer experience officer, naming Isabella Naidoo to the position. She replaces Eddie Moyce, who resigned. The news of the appointment comes just days after new findings from

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MTN cuts off 4,5m subscribers in Nigeria

Nigeria and South Africa have again served to put pressure on MTN’s subscriber numbers, with group customers declining by 1,4% quarter on quarter for the three-month period ended 31

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MTN’s R592m handset headache

MTN South Africa has taken an impairment charge of R592m related to over-spending on handsets in 2015. Parent MTN Group revealed in its annual results, published on Thursday, that

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MTN SA in big VOD strategy rethink

MTN’s video-on-demand strategy in the South African market has not worked as expected and will now be radically overhauled. That’s the word from MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati, who was speaking

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Turnaround at MTN SA takes hold

MTN’s South African subsidiary increased its profit margin, calculated using earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, by 1,3 percentage points to 33,4%, suggesting a solid turnaround in the operation, which has underperformed in recent years

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