Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson has criticised Telkom over its narrative that there is an abusive “duopoly” between Vodacom and MTN in South Africa’s mobile market, saying this argument no longer holds water.
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Telkom has joined MTN and Vodacom in shutting stores in violence-torn KwaZulu-Natal, and has now decided to close its outlets countrywide until further notice as a precautionary measure.
President Cyril Ramaphosa hit out at telecommunications companies for bringing legal action against plans to issue more broadband spectrum, urging them to resolve the matter.
Vodacom Group upgraded its medium-term operating growth target to mid-to-high-single digit on Tuesday after reporting a 3.7% jump in full-year earnings.
MTN South Africa has taken the axe to prepaid data prices, reducing the cost of 10GB of data (including another 10GB for use at certain times of the night) to R149.
Government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network “will serve no useful purpose” and could, in fact, harm consumers – the exact opposite of what it’s meant to achieve, the Free Market Foundation said.
Vodacom has reduced the price of a gigabyte of data, bought on an ad hoc basis, by 14%, from R99 to R85, and adjusted several other data tariffs.
National treasury has published a new five-year contract for the supply of “transversal” telecommunications services to government entities worth billions of rand to service providers.
The communications regulator on Wednesday welcomed the supreme court of appeal’s decision not to grant Telkom leave to appeal in its legal battle with Vodacom over the use of access to its ducts.
MTN is tops among South African customers, while Rain is stone last – and by some distance – according to new research gauging the sentiment of consumers towards local telecommunications operators.