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Autopage snaps up rival’s clients

Altech Autopage, the independent cellular service provider in the Altron stable, plans to acquire 65 000 Cell C subscribers from rival Nashua Mobile for R91,5m (plus VAT). The deal comes just weeks after Nashua Mobile’s parent, Reunert, announced it was selling the company’s Vodacom and MTN subscribers to the two mobile network operators

Nashua Mobile profits nosedive

Profits at Nashua Mobile plunged by 41% year on year in the six months to 31 March 2014, falling from R101,8m to R60,4m, parent Reunert disclosed in its interim results on Tuesday. This was on the back of a 2% decline in revenue, from R1,85bn to R1,81bn, at the independent cellular service provider, whose customer base Reunert has

No plans to sell Autopage: Altron

Altron intends hanging tough with subsidiary Altech Autopage. The diversified technology group’s CEO, Robbie Venter, says it has no plans to sell Autopage or its million-strong subscriber base after rival Reunert announced in April that it would sell Nashua Mobile’s base. The decision by Reunert means Autopage will soon be the last

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Day of reckoning for SA’s mobile operators

If there was anyone still doubting that the price war, triggered in part by communications regulator Icasa’s cuts in call termination rates, is starting to take its toll on South Africa’s mobile industry, they would have been disabused of that notion this week with the news that the Reunert-owned Nashua Mobile is to close down. As many as 600 people

Questions over what’s next for Autopage

Altron is keeping mum about the future of subsidiary Altech Autopage Cellular in the wake of news this week that the cellular service provider’s most direct rival, Reunert’s Nashua Mobile, has decided to sell off its customer base and close up shop. All Altron will say when contacted by TechCentral is that the JSE-listed group

Nashua Mobile staff face uncertain future

Retrenchments at Nashua Mobile are inevitable following the decision to sell its customer base and to close the business, but parent Reunert says “all options are being considered” to find places for them within the rest of the JSE-listed group and in the broader industry. That’s the word from Reunert spokesman Carina de Klerk

End of the line for Nashua Mobile

Service provider Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators and is in talks to sell its Cell C subscriber base, too, parent Reunert told shareholders on Monday. Nashua Mobile will receive almost R2,3bn from the sale, before VAT. It appears that the two big mobile

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Nashua Mobile vows to support clients, staff

Nashua Mobile will close all of its operations once it has completed the sale of its subscriber base to South Africa’s mobile operators, it said on Monday. The company has promised its customers that they will continue to receive uninterrupted service after announcing that it had reached an agreement to sell most of its subscriber

Orange plays down Nashua impact

French telecommunications group Orange is playing down the impact on it of the expected imminent closure of Nashua Mobile, in whose stores it was building a brand presence. Nashua Mobile parent Reunert said on Monday it had entered into agreements to sell its subscriber base to MTN and Vodacom, and that it was engaged

Cell C lauds Icasa rates decision

Cell C, the big winner in Tuesday’s publication by telecommunications regulator Icasa of wholesale inter-network call rates for the coming four years, has lauded the authority’s decision to introduce aggressive “asymmetry” that favours it and other smaller