Telkom has become the latest mobile operator to chop ad hoc data prices, cutting the headline price of 1GB of data to R79 – R6 less than rivals Vodacom and MTN – and introducing a new 1.5GB bundle.
South African telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle.
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.
We believe TechCentral’s Duncan McLeod has overlooked key aspects of Telkom’s argument for a fair playing field in the telecoms sector and a pro-consumer approach to regulation and oversight. By Liza Zouabi.
MTN Group is once again worth more than rival Vodacom Group after a surge in the former’s share price following publication of solid interim results last week.
There is real irony in the way Telkom is using every opportunity it gets to complain about a “duopoly” in South Africa’s mobile industry. By Duncan McLeod.
MTN Group doesn’t want to play second fiddle to other operators in Ethiopia, prompting its decision not to bid when the East African country tenders a second telecommunications licence soon.
MTN South Africa has cut data prices with a 30-day validity, in some instances by as much as 60%. The headline price for 1GB of ad hoc data is now R85, from R99 previously, matching rival Vodacom’s pricing.
Safaricom’s rally to a record has made Kenya’s biggest company overvalued, with analysts forecasting a 10% drop in the next 12 months.
Ethiopia’s revived plan to sell a second telecoms licence to international operators received an early setback as MTN Group isn’t likely to resubmit a bid, according to people familiar with the matter.