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Virgin Mobile plans big comeback

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

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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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Mr Price launches MVNO

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

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SA to get second MVNO

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

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Orange attacks ‘anticompetitive’ SA operators

Orange, the giant French telecommunications operator that wants to launch a full-service mobile virtual network operator in South Africa, has accused some of the country’s mobile operators – specifically naming Vodacom and Telkom Mobile – of behaving anticompetitively by engaging in activity

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Virgin Mobile cuts tariffs

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

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New CEO for Virgin Mobile SA

Jonathan Marchbank has been appointed as Virgin Mobile SA’s new CEO. This follows the news last month that the group has sold a stake in its SA operation to Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator Friendi Group. Marchbank will fill the

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Another SA exec leaves Glo

Another senior SA telecommunications executive, recruited recently to Nigeria’s Glo Mobile, has resigned. Richard Morse, who was appointed three months ago to head up strategy and innovation at Glo, says he left as a result of the way the company is being managed. Glo is Nigeria’s second biggest

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Retail shake-up at Virgin Mobile

Soon after inking a deal to sell a stake in Virgin Mobile SA to Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator, the Friendi Group, a shake-up is on the cards at the local company. Virgin Mobile SA plans to reduce its store footprint to stores in key locations in each region, it says. Over the next 18 months