Vodacom Group’s Tanzanian unit said it paid a settlement of 5.3-billion shillings (about R32.2-million) for the release of five employees charged with depriving the government of revenue.
Nkosana Makate’s drawn-out efforts to be financially compensated for inventing the “please call me” concept have led to another dramatic and nasty clash with lawyers.
Tanzania charged five employees of Vodacom Group’s local unit, including MD Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than 11-billion shillings (R68-million) in revenue.
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.
Liquid Telecom is giving serious thought to leveraging its spectrum asset in the 3.5GHz band, which happens to be ideally suited to the roll-out of next-generation 5G mobile broadband technology.
Viu, owned by Hong Kong-headquartered telecommunications operator PCCW, joins Showmax, Vodacom Video Play, Cell C Black, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others vying for consumers’ attention.