Browsing: Shameel Joosub

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Vodacom adds 4.5m customers in South Africa

Vodacom Group continued to perform strongly in the 2018 financial year, adding 4.5m customers in South Africa and 2.5m in its international operations, it said on Monday. The JSE-listed telecommunications group, which

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Vodacom to ramp up investment in fixed lines

South Africans are too reliant on mobile for Internet access and more investment needs to be made in fibre-based fixed-line infrastructure to address this, according to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub. Speaking

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Allocate 5G spectrum now, Vodacom CEO urges

South Africa should not wait for current policy discussions to be concluded before awarding 5G spectrum, despite the fact that 4G spectrum hasn’t been allocated yet because of years of delay. That’s the view

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Can MTN become Africa’s biggest bank?

When the continent’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, MTN, appointed Rob Shuter as group CEO, Stephen van Coller as one of its vice presidents and Ralph Mupita as chief financial officer in 2016, the strategy was plain

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Government redrafting telecoms bill

The department of telecommunications & postal services is actively redrafting the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, with the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, set to outline more details in the

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Vodacom subscriber numbers jump 13%

Vodacom had 73.6m active customers across its various markets at the end of December, an increase of 13% year on year, the JSE-listed telecommunications group said on Wednesday in a

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Vodacom, MTN raise red flags over amendment bill

The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, approved by cabinet earlier this month, does not address the telecommunications industry’s “urgent need to access available spectrum”, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has

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