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Did the Competition Commission do the right thing in seeking to block – in the process scuppering – the network sharing deal between Telkom and MTN? On the surface, it appears it was the right move for consumers, but dig a little deeper and one has to question whether the

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has reportedly said that at the right price, the company would consider an offer to buy mobile network operator Cell C. This is according to Reuters, which quotes Maseko as saying that Cell C is an “interesting proposition”

In a positive development for Cell C, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has removed the mobile operator from its watch list for a possible downgrade. This comes, S&P said in a note, after Cell C

Cell C has begun a restructuring drive that could lead to the retrenchment of 47 employees, the mobile operator confirmed on Thursday. This followed a statement issued by trade union Solidarity

Telkom and Cell C both face significant upheaval in the short term, much more so than their rivals MTN and Vodacom. How the two companies adapt to the changing market will have a dramatic impact on South Africa’s telecoms sector and, ultimately, on the services that

MTN has continued to lose market share in prepaid in South Africa in the past six months, despite slashing its voice tariffs to 79c/minute, new numbers published by Blue Label Telecoms suggest

Cell C this week signalled it will not back down an inch as the price war between South Africa’s mobile operators intensifies. The mobile operator, South Africa’s third largest after Vodacom and MTN, upped the stakes with its bigger rivals by cutting its prepaid rate from 99c to 66c/minute (billed per second) on a promotional basis

Alan Knott-Craig has stepped down as CEO of Cell C following the stroke he suffered in November last year. Jose Dos Santos, who had been running the company in an acting capacity in Knott-Craig’s absence, will take the reins at the company on a permanent basis with immediate effect. Knott-Craig is not lost to Cell C, however. In a

Having kick-started the only real price war in the South African cellular market, the “little network that could”, Cell C, is in a tough place. Alan Knott-Craig’s Hail Mary pass to capture his stated intention of 25% of the market appears to be working – at MTN’s expense – for the time being. The recent results from

Talk of consolidation in the telecommunications industry is rife, with speculation growing that a number of operators are either in play or may soon be. But how might a flurry of mergers and acquisitions play out? At the centre of current speculation is Neotel. Licensed