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The race is on to get billions of people connected to the Internet via a global network of satellites. Europe’s Airbus announced this week that it is to design and build up to 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb, which includes Richard Branson as a

South Africa has not been particularly keen on the mobile virtual network operator model. It’s lagged most developed and some developing markets in launching mobile brands on the back of cellular

Former Virgin Mobile South Africa CEO Steve Bailey, who is a key figure behind the imminent launch of new telecommunications player me&you mobile, believes the number of mobile virtual

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile South Africa has set its sights on a million subscribers over the next three years and hopes a new product proposition it will launch before the end of the year will be the platform that allows it to achieve this. The company has downplayed suggestions

JSE-listed retail group Mr Price has become the first South African retailer to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), TechCentral can reveal. It’s only the second company in the country to launch an MVNO after Virgin Mobile. Mr Price says it’s not keen to talk yet about its strategy behind its MVNO, called MRP Mobile

Former Virgin Mobile South Africa boss Steve Bailey has launched a new mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) business to help bring mobile virtual network operators, or MVNOs, to market — and he already has a large, well-known South African retailer lined up for launch in

Mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile South Africa has cut the price of its prepaid price plans, with its new standard rates matching the retail tariffs charged by Cell C, on whose network the company roams. Virgin has launched two prepaid

Virgin Group and Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the Friendi Group, have confirmed reports that they’re planning to work together to expand the Virgin Mobile brand across Africa and the Middle East. TechCentral broke the news last month that Virgin and Friendi were in talks about

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is planning to dilute its shareholding in mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile SA by selling a portion of its shares to Dubai-based telecommunications company, the Friendi Group. At the same time, Virgin Mobile