The ham-fisted way in which Vodacom implemented Icasa’s data regulations damaged the operator’s reputation and drove consumers to threatening to quit the network, according to new research.
Ah, that old trope, “market failure”. Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel trotted it out several times this week while unveiling the Competition Commission’s provisional findings into the data service market.
MTN has accused the Competition Commission of using outdated information in preparing its report on the data services market in South Africa.
The Competition Commission has floated the idea of enforcing functional and/or accounting separation on South Africa’s large mobile operators — a move that would not be…
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.