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SA scores from lower mobile tariffs

Any doubt that lower wholesale call termination rates have led to a sharp decline in retail mobile tariffs in South Africa should be put to rest, new research shows. South Africans have benefited directly from a reduction in termination rates – the fees telecommunications

Wi-Fi coming to Engen forecourts

In an attempt to get holidaymakers to fill up at its petrol stations rather than those of its rivals, fuel retailer Engen is introducing Wi-Fi hotspots – with limited free access – at 32 sites set to go live countrywide by mid-December. The petrol stations chosen are along the country’s main highways. Fourteen

Unlimited calls from Telkom for R600

In a move that could rattle its competitors’ cages, Telkom has launched a new package, called Unlimited Lite, offering customers unlimited calls to fixed-line networks and to its own mobile network for R599/month. Unlimited Lite is a “lighter version” of Telkom’s Completely Unlimited plan. Unlimited Lite packages are

Telkom wants first bite at digital dividend

Telkom wants preferential access to spectrum in the digital dividend bands currently occupied by television broadcasters because historically it has not had access to sub-1GHz spectrum, while its mobile rivals have. The operator should get access to

Cell C not keen on MTN, Telkom deal

South Africa’s third mobile operator, Cell C, will oppose the proposed mobile network sharing deal between Telkom and MTN. “Cell C has been asked to comment on the proposed transaction by the

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All eyes on Icasa as rates call looms

Expect high drama in South Africa’s mobile industry in coming weeks as Icasa readies new regulations governing call termination rates. What the communications regulator decides will have a big impact not only on the financial health of the

Blue Label results show MTN’s pain

The latest financial results from JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms, for the year ended May 2014, provide insight into just how challenging telecommunications operator MTN is finding the intensified levels of competition in South Africa’s mobile market

MTN big loser in post-paid match-up

Overall, Vodacom and Telkom Mobile have South Africa’s best post-paid mobile plans, new data from telecommunications research firm Tarifica claims to show. Virgin Mobile scored bottom of the list, coming in in fifth place overall behind Cell C and MTN, but MTN failed to emerge as the winner in even a single category. The Tarifica scores

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LG G3 review: nearly a masterpiece

LG Electronics came out of nowhere last year and stunned the smartphone world with the G2, arguably the best Android handset of 2013. Now it’s back with the G2’s successor, the G3, and LG again has a phone that is contender not only for smartphone of the year but best phone overall. The G3 is not perfect

Telkom share price at five-year high

Telkom’s share price has reached its strongest levels in more than five years, touching highs not seen since May 2009 when the telecommunications operator disposed of its 50% stake in Vodacom. On Friday, the counter reached a new five-year high of R46,42/share before falling back. On

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