MTN South Africa is pulling the plug on its popular zero-rated Twitter offering, saying it is no longer feasible to offer the service without charging for data use.
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele will issue a policy direction to communications regulator Icasa to license “high-demand” broadband spectrum soon.
Nigeria wants to end a dispute with MTN Group over a claim that the carrier illegally transferred $8.1-billion out of the country, an indication relations between the two parties have started to thaw.
Discarded by its globe-trotting parent Naspers after more than three decades, African pay-television heavyweight MultiChoice Group is facing an uncertain future.
MTN Group is considering a replacement for long-time chairman Phuthuma Nhleko, with former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas lined up as his possible successor.
Mexico is often held up by the South African government as an example of a successful wholesale open-access network. But how successful has Mexico’s Woan – known as Red Compartida – been? Fernando Borjón of Mexico’s Promtel provides some insight.