In a judgment that has significant consequences for the telecommunications industry and homeowners, the supreme court has overturned a lower court’s judgment, in favour of Telkom, ruling that Vodacom is entitled to access its rival’s ducts.
Vodacom will comply with communications regulator Icasa’s new data expiry rules from this week, but the country’s largest mobile operator has said it will charge users to roll over their unused data.
Long-serving Telkom chairman Jabu Mabuza is stepping down from the JSE-listed telecommunications board at the end of May, more than seven years after he assumed the role.
Vodacom Group’s latest trading update, for the quarter ended December 2018, makes for sobering reading, particularly for those invested in the telecommunications sector.
Cell C has become the second major mobile operator in South Africa, after Telkom, to comply fully with communications regulator Icasa’s new data-expiry rules.