South Africa

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Cell C looking to sell core assets
Vodacom’s free mobile internet portal used by 55% of its customers
Cell C in ‘advanced talks’ with MTN for an extended roaming deal
Rain launches commercial fixed-wireless 5G service
Blue Label, Net1 delay publication of financial results amid Cell C woes
Vox agrees to acquire Investec as part of a ZAR2bn recapitalisation
Cell C scraps wholesale FWA LTE access
Vodacom mulling 2G voice shutdown
MTN Group first-half net income up 1.2%, revenues climb 9.7%
Cell C developing emergency plans in case of bankruptcy
ICASA opens a tender for determining the value of high-demand airwaves
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Telkom SA to switch off 2G in 2020
MTN Group restructures wholesale infrastructure business GlobalConnect
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Vodacom Group selling enterprise businesses in five African countries
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
MTN Group targets Ethiopia market entry as liberalisation rumours grow
Vodacom sees rise in revenue and operating profit, but net income dips
MTN Group’s first-quarter service revenue rises 10%; aggregate subscribers up to 236.6m
MTN to offload sizeable Jumia stake to pay down debt and finance expansion in new markets
MTN South Africa trials 5G using 28GHz spectrum at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Cell C reports drop in revenues, net profit in 2018
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
MTN Group near-doubles FY18 net profit; inks MoU with Huawei
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MTN to roam over Liquid Telecom’s 4G network
Rain, Nokia announce launch of commercial-ready 5G network in Cape Town
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Minister withdraws draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill
Link Africa in discussions to acquire VAST
Helios Towers acquires SA Towers
Liquid Telecom SA to launch open-access LTE network in 2019
African fund manager PIC increases stake in MTN Group to ~26%
Adoption of amended telecoms bill delayed till mid-2019
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DOC, DTPS to merge after 2019 general election
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MTN, Ericsson embark on a fixed-wireless 5G trial
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Telkom to switch off 2G network by end-2019
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Telkom and Vodacom ink roaming deal
Vodacom to invest USD3.4bn in South African unit
Rain to showcase 5G technology in November 2018
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ICASA withdraws 2016 auction invite; spectrum sale expected by March 2019
Vodacom SA to offer Super High Definition for VoLTE users
MTN SA invested ZAR30bn in network upgrades over three years
MetroFibre launches ISP unit GigaCo
SA govt reveals planned WOAN spectrum allocation
Telkom SA denies MTN merger reports
ICASA, Minister end 2016 spectrum auction dispute
New termination rates to take effect in South Africa next month
MTN South Africa launches VoLTE
Comsol launches trial fixed-wireless 5G network in Soweto
DTPS planning to award 5G spectrum by September 2019
Spectrum trading to be allowed under new telecoms bill
Vodacom negotiating a roaming deal with Telkom
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Vodacom launches 5G fixed-wireless service in Lesotho
SA cabinet approves amended telecoms bill
ICASA to cut termination rates
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Cell C plots Johannesburg share sale by early 2020; releases interim results
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Amended telecoms bill to be presented to cabinet in September
MTN Group H1 2018 revenues down 3.1% to ZAR62.8bn
Liquid Telecom SA looking to monetise its spectrum
Rain suspends the sale of fixed-wireless LTE
MTN Group may offload non-core assets in Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan
HeroTel announces 29th ISP acquisition with Koshcom purchase
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Vodacom tests 5G in Durban using 28GHz band
GloCell to transfer customer base to Cell C
CompCom to announce decision on Vodacom-Rain roaming deal soon
ICASA ordered to halt the implementation of new data expiry rules
Rain Mobile launches commercial services
Rain Mobile ends beta trial; commercial launch expected soon
Cell C inks a 3G/4G roaming agreement with MTN
Telkom SA reports flat revenues in FY18
MTN to deploy 4G services in 900MHz band
Vodacom said to be mulling Vumatel stake
Comsol to trial 5G with Verizon and Samsung
China Telecom expands international reach with Liquid partnership; mulling investment in Chile
MTN, Huawei trial 5G fixed-wireless broadband
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MTN Group adds 4.1m net new users in 1Q18; reports solid revenue, data growth
ICASA to introduce data rollover with no minimum expiry period
Vodacom SA expands LTE to 80% of population
DTPS amending controversial telecoms bill
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
ICASA raises spectrum licence fees
Telkom migrating customers in rural areas to newer technologies
Remgro in talks to acquire Vumatel
MTN Group’s headline earnings back in black in FY17
ICASA blasts the proposed Electronic Communications Amendment Bill
MTN Group teams up with ZTE to launch 5G across Middle East and Africa
Cell C to list on the stock market by 2020
Cell C posts improved financials in 2017 following recapitalisation
Altron secures ZAR585m broadband deal
Rain optimising LTE sites to alleviate congestion
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telkom to introduce Massive MIMO in 2018
Vodacom reports increase in Q3 revenue on back of subscriber gains
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Internet Solutions to offer access over Cell C’s LTE network
Cell C pursuing acquisition strategy
MTN launches South Africa’s first 5G trial
MTN assigns shareholder loan to IHS to accelerate Nigerian network investment
Cybersmart to upgrade download speeds to 500Mbps in 2018
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
ICASA confirms Cell C’s recapitalisation is compliant with regulation
Holding out for a hero: HeroTel acquires another regional ISP
Pinging in the Rain: mobile broadband venture in Alpha trial
ICASA to extend data bundle validity to three years
MTN SA to introduce fingerprint scanning system
South African gov’t identifies potential Telkom buyers
Ericsson, MTN South Africa to trial 5G in 1Q18
Nokia and Vodacom SA to trial 5G technologies
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Cell C reports a net loss of ZAR588m in 1H17
Government to dispose of a ‘portion’ of its Telekom stake
MTN Group sees subscriber base shrink due to Nigeria, Uganda disconnections
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
South Africa’s Comsol embarking on ‘5G' fixed-wireless trial
Govt planning to merge DTPS, ICASA, .zaDNA and USAASA
DFA in talks to acquire Vumatel
Vodacom-Rain roaming deal under investigation
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
South African government mulling sale of Telkom stake
ICASA extends validity of current MTRs for twelve months
Vodacom launches LTE-LAA, achieves 653Mbps
Vodacom in talks to acquire a stake in VAST Networks
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
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Vodafone Group completes placing of Vodacom shares
ICASA warns of possible ‘non-compliance’ regarding Cell C recapitalisation
Dimension Data sells wireless and fibre units
CellSAf claims Cell C’s recapitalisation ‘is not a done deal’
CompCom launches inquiry into high data prices
South Africa’s Vumatel deploys FTTH in Johannesburg South districts
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
GSMA questions SA’s proposed WOAN model
MTN mulling USD600m bid for Internet Solutions
Cell C completes recapitalisation, net debt reduced to ZAR6bn
MTN Group swings into profit in 1H17; customer base falls
Vodacom unable to expand rural 4G footprint due to lack of spectrum
Vodacom launches VoLTE, VoWiFi, 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM
ARC acquires a 20% stake in Rain
Blue Label's shareholders approve Cell C takeover
Vumatel agrees to acquire a portion of Link Africa’s fibre assets
Telkom/Openserve and Nokia trial 500Mbps
ICASA planning to cancel four telecoms licences
Liquid Telecom seeking funds for African expansion
Vodacom SA achieves 550Mbps over live LTE-A network
IS inks a deal with Rain for TD-LTE-A wholesale access
NTT Corp considering sale of USD800m African assets, papers say
Openserve planning to roll out technology
WBS rebrands as Rain, to launch TD-LTE-A shortly
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telkom SA reports 47.7% surge in mobile subscriptions in FY2017
DFA raises ZAR1.2bn for fibre expansion
MTN South Africa not currently planning to deploy VoLTE
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Vodacom Group reports revenue, EBITDA growth in FY2016/17
Vodafone transfers 35% stake in Safaricom to Vodacom
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MTN Group: mobile data drives Q1 revenue as total user base approaches 237m
MTN SA achieves 400Mbps in LTE-LAA trial
SA Competition Commission belatedly dismisses Cell C’s Oct-13 complaint against Vodacom, MTN
Internet Solutions said to be in talks to acquire Dark Fibre Africa
Vodacom SA achieves downlink of 240Mbps over LTE-A
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MTN SA to roll out 4x4 MIMO technology in 2017
Govt said to have reduced Telkom SA’s shareholding to below 50%
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Cell C seeking a deal to roam over Vodacom’s 4G network
Cell C reports strong revenue, subscriber growth in 2016
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
South African operators propose amendments to ICT policy
Paratus Telecom introduces services in South Africa
MTN Group reports ‘most challenging year’ in its history; revenues flat-line
Blue Label, Vodacom renegotiating airtime distribution deal
Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments
Blue Label, Cell C agree on a revised restructuring deal
Cell C rejects Telkom SA offer
Telkom SA mulling ZAR13bn bid for Cell C
ICASA postpones LTE auction ‘until further notice’
Afrihost claims to have tripled fibre coverage
Liquid Telecom finalises Neotel acquisition; Share listing on the cards
Vodacom Group: solid growth in South Africa offsets 8% fall in international service revenues
ICASA to review previously disputed termination rates
Vodacom Group considering share sale to boost black participation
ICASA said to have approved Liquid’s takeover of Neotel
Internet Solutions to acquire MultiChoice’s consumer unit MWEB Connect
MTN SA finalises Smart Village takeover
CellSAf challenges Cell C’s restructuring plan
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
No bidders qualified for South Africa Connect tender
SITA cancels South Africa Connect broadband tender
Vodacom, WBS said to have inked a roaming agreement
Liquid secures USD300m funding for expansion
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
Vodacom stake worth ZAR6bn up for sale
STC mulling an option to raise stake in Oger Telecom
Vodacom SA deploys DC-HSUPA over entire 3G network
Cell C reports 16% increase in revenues in 1H16
Afrihost launches FTTH services
Transnet applies for 1800MHz spectrum
MTN Group to raise USD1bn via bonds issue
Vox Telecom to build a fibre network in Mpumalanga, KZN provinces
Blue Label to acquire 45% of Cell C for ZAR5.5bn
ICT Policy paper approved by government, ICASA ordered to halt spectrum auction
ICASA postpones LTE auction until March 2017
South Africa allocates ZAR2.5bn for broadband deployments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Multisource/WBS to launch nationwide TD-LTE-A network
MTN SA discontinues Mobile Money service
MTN Group offers roughly 4% of shares to new black investors
MTN SA ordered to cease blocking number porting
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MTN SA mulling shutdown of mobile money service
Telkom SA to showcase ‘4.5G’ technology next week
Broadband Infraco curbs losses in FY2016
MTN Group to sell 4% of shares to black investors
Partial privatisation of Broadband Infraco on the cards
Blue Label: Cell C stake buy still ‘on track’
DTPS takes ICASA to court over LTE spectrum auction
PIC calls off sale of Vodacom’s shares
MTN rides 'perfect storm' of challenges in H1
Telkom warns of congestion in TD-LTE network
Telecoms minister challenges ICASA’s plans to allocate mobile spectrum
Vodacom ups its stake in XLink Communications to 100%
Cell C questions ZAR3bn reserve price for LTE spectrum
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
ICASA invites applications for 700MHz, 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Comsol attracts new investor, aims to deploy fibre network by December
Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for USD431m
MTN agrees to dispose of Afrihost stake
Telkom abandons Broadband Infraco acquisition plans
Telkom to merge Business unit with BCX
Telkom to refarm portion of its 1800MHz spectrum for LTE
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Vodacom, Huawei achieve 1Gbps speeds over LTE
Vodacom SA extends FTTH network
Afrihost offers share buyout to new owner MTN
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MTN SA to invest ZAR12bn in infrastructure in 2016
Vodacom seeking FTTH co-deployments
Vodacom claims commercial LTE-U launch
Neotel said to have attracted two bids; GloCell, Allied Mobile in acquisition talks
Vodacom SA discontinues m-pesa in its domestic market
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MTN trials LTE-U in 1800MHz, 5GHz bands
Cell C switches on LTE-A in three cities
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MTN Group sees 1.4% quarterly drop in subscribers on falls in Nigeria, South Africa
Telkom, Vumatel discussing fibre partnership
Vumatel to invest ZAR3bn to expand FTTH network
Vodacom said to be interested in acquiring Broadband Infraco
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Broadband Infraco ‘supports’ merger with Telkom; Cell C launches FTTH service
CellSAf challenges Cell C’s restructuring plan
Vodacom trials LTE-A in three spectrum bands; Telkom migrates copper users to wireless platform
MTN SA launches LTE-A services in three locations
ARC acquires 18.1% stake in MetroFibre Networx
Cell C drops MTR legal challenge
Tata seeking new buyer for Neotel
MTN Group net income slumps 37% in 2015
Vodacom, Neotel merger deal collapses
Court rules against Vodacom’s acquisition of Neotel licences
Cell C launches trial FTTH service
Altech Autopage pushes back shutdown date
Telkom, Broadband Infraco in ‘collaboration’ talks
Vodacom reports rising Q3 revenue on surging data use and subs gains
South Africa launches DTT migration process
Telkom to move ADSL subscribers to FTTH
ICASA to investigate OTT services
South Africa’s telecoms committee to debate regulation of OTT services
Cell C’s board accepts Blue Label takeover offer
Vodacom ordered to stop advertising LTE network as ‘4G’
iBurst to roll out TD-LTE-A network
MTN Group, Telefonica confirm strategic partnership
South Africa sets new digital migration deadline
Blue Label to acquire 35% stake in Cell C for ZAR4bn
Vodacom modifies Neotel acquisition deal
MTN Group announces new operating structure, reshuffles senior management
PIC acquires second tranche of government’s 13.9% stake in Vodacom
Cell C to switch on LTE network in Western Cape on 1 December
Vodacom, Neotel in discussions to revise USD566m tie-up
Telkom SA withdraws plans to acquire Cell C
Cell C achieves 138Mbps download speeds in LTE-A demonstration
Orange Horizons to offer ADSL services in South Africa
Telkom SA reports 5.5% increase in revenue to USD1.2bn in H1 FY2016
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telkom SA confirms bid for Cell C
Oger said to have rejected Telkom’s offer for Cell C
MTN Group: 5.1m Nigerian disconnections blamed for ‘muted’ third quarter subs growth
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telkom SA said to have upped its bid for Cell C
Telkom SA spins off wholesale division into a separate company
Investec acquires minority stake in Vumatel
Telkom SA migrates fixed pre-paid users to wireless platform
Telkom SA linked to Cell C acquisition approach
MTN SA buys MultiChoice’s Smart Village; MFN to enter FTTH market
Cell C planning to enter FTTH market
Airtel, Liquid Telecom sign pan-African partnership agreement
Altron sells mobile subscriber base to Vodacom, MTN, Cell C
Cell C launches LTE network; to offer Wi-Fi calling from 1 October
Broadband Infraco appeals for govt bailout
MTN SA earmarks ZAR1.2bn for network upgrades in KZN
Cell C to invest ZAR427m in Western Cape network in 2H15
Telkom SA targets 1m fibre homes by March 2018
Oger Telecom receives six offers for Cell C stake
MTN Group and Liquid Telecom buddy up to extend African footprint
MTN South Africa said to be mulling tower asset sale
Telkom SA challenges iBurst sale
Vodacom places South Africa’s first VoWiFi call
Telkom, MTN scrap spectrum talks following comptroller opposition
MTN Group books 4.9% drop in first-half revenue, impacted by exchange rate fluctuations
Telkom SA posts 1.7% rise in revenue to ZAR6.5bn
ICASA consults on iBurst sale
Vox Telecom leaps ahead with Frogfoot acquisition
Vodacom Group looks to trim costs by outsourcing network maintenance
Public Investment Fund to offload part of recently acquired Vodacom Group stake
ICASA outlines conditions for approval of Vodacom, Neotel deal
South African government sells 13.9% stake in Vodacom to fund Eskom; Vodacom, Neotel deal approved
Cell C raises EUR240m in debt to fund expansion
Broadband Infraco told to prepare for sale
ICASA gives its conditional approval to Vodacom/Neotel deal
Telkom SA launches ‘uncapped’ 4G services
Cell C, Telkom SA sign 3G roaming deal
Telkom SA reports increase in revenues, subscribers in FY2015
Cell C in discussions to improve quality of network
Octotel deploys open-access FTTH network in Cape Town
DFA to deploy open-access network to 20,000 businesses
South Africa to launch digital migration process in 2Q15; signs bilateral agreement with Botswana
Telkom SA expands LTE-A footprint
Vodacom attracts only 72,000 m-pesa users in South Africa
Vodacom SA reports 2.1% increase in revenues in FY2014/15
Telkom, BCX deal gets CompCom’s conditional approval
Cell C’s subscribers on the rise
Altron to sell Altech’s GSM subscriber base
me&you MVNO goes live; FNB Mobile to launch soon
MTN SA, Aviat sign three-year turnkey microwave agreement
ICASA to cancel inactive ECNS, ECS licences
MTN Group reports 16.7% increase in Q1 data revenue, although subscriber growth weakens
Telkom Wholesale to cut tariffs by up to 63% from 1 May
Afrihost launches fixed-wireless LTE service
MFN launches FTTH service in Glenferness
Vodacom SA launches VoLTE technology
Telkom to increase line rental charges from 1 May
Cell C to invest ZAR8bn in LTE network
ICASA defends decision to reduce asymmetry in MTRs
ICASA publishes new radio frequency regulations, final RFSAP plan
MTN may take ICASA to court over USD0.25 interconnect fee
Vodacom SA to hike mobile subscription plans from 1 May
Vodafone Group ‘open’ to increasing its stake in Vodacom
MWEB shuts down Wi-Fi service
Final decision on Vodacom’s takeover of Neotel delayed
ICASA orders MTN to slash USD0.25 interconnect fee
DFA claims aerial fibre may reduce cost of FTTH expansion in South Africa
123Net reveals FTTH pricing
DOC to publish final digital migration policy this week
MTN reveals new FTTH locations
123NET to deploy FTTH network in KwaZulu-Natal
Vodacom Group open to African infrastructure sharing with Bharti and MIC
MWEB announces FTTH price plans over Telkom’s network
MTN Group: revenue, profits climb in 2014, although Nigeria performance weakens
MTN paid ZAR408m for Afrihost
ISPA requests wholesale mobile broadband offers from cellcos
South Africa digital migration process may be delayed until 2017
Cell C’s revenue, subscribers on the rise; roaming agreement with Vodacom terminated in Tembisa
South Africa mulling a divestment of Broadband Infraco
Vumatel to deploy FTTH networks in Killarney and Riviera
WBS, iBurst sale said to have proceeded to next stage
Oger Telecom said to be planning Cell C divestment
MTN, Telkom outsourcing deal talks drag on
Telkom SA offers 50% FTTH coverage in 23 suburbs; withdraws application for BCX’s licence transfer approval
Vox Telcom to build nationwide fibre-optic network
Telkom SA said to be mulling telecom towers sell-out
Vodacom Group sees drop in Q3 revenue on competition, connection rate cut
Government mulling Vodacom sell-out; MTN interested in a Telkom stake
Alca-Lu to build converged fibre network for Vodacom SA
Cell C lodges court request over MTRs; plans to invest ZAR2.4bn in 2015 upgrades
Sale of Vox Telecom cancelled
MTN Group to restructure business service division in bid to increase segment market share
Cell C to oppose Vodacom, Neotel deal
Telkom SA to upgrade ADSL speeds in 2015
Johannesburg may face ZAR1.2bn bill for termination of broadband contract
Internet Solutions, MWEB deal approved
Telkom SA launches LTE-A in five additional suburbs
South Africa round-up: Blue Label calls off buyout talks, settles dispute with Telkom; Tshwane to provide free VoIP, VoD over Wi-Fi in 2015
Cell C completes Gauteng RAN upgrade
South Africa round-up: ICASA to report to two ministries; FNB said to be rolling out fibre for telco network; MTN reveals causes of recent disruptions
Cape Town scraps Wi-Fi-to-the-home plans
Telkom SA launches FTTH service in three provinces
South Africa round-up: MWEB FTTH pricing announced; AlwaysOn reduces Wi-Fi subscription tariff; Afrihost fixes ADSL issues
South Africa round-up: Vodacom in fibre deal with Baywest City development; Orange to launch free Wi-Fi; Telkom to offer 100Mbps FTTH from 1 December
Reunert generates ZAR1.4bn profit from Nashua Mobile subscriber sale
ICASA publishes mobile spectrum roadmap
Telkom SA reports marginal drop in 1H revenues; mobile subscribers increase
Telkom SA abandons FTTH rollouts in Parkview, Parkhurst; reveals upcoming LTE-A deployments
MTN objects to Vodacom, Neotel deal; Vodacom to connect 250,000 homes/businesses to fibre network
Telkom SA trials 150Mbps LTE-A in Parkview, Parkhurst
Smart move? New MVNO will target post-paid users from 1H15
Vodacom’s 1H14 domestic service revenue falls on the back of lower MTRs
South Africa round-up: Afrihost-MTN deal secures regulatory approval; ICASA writes off part of WBS debt; BitCo launches 100Mbps fibre service
DFA to build open-access fibre network in Parkview
Virgin SA unveils free on-net calls promotion
South Africa round-up: FTTH competition heats up in Parkhurst; MTN street light antenna project on hold; no Wi-Fi on trains ‘anytime soon’
CompCom recommends approval of MTN, Afrihost deal
Vumatel’s FTTH network goes live in Parkhurst
MTN Group reports 219m subscribers at end-September; data revenue now accounts for 17% of turnover
South Africa round-up: Vodacom completes ZAR1bn upgrade; Telkom’s CTO outlines LTE deployment challenges; BCX, Telkom deal awaiting regulatory approval; Vox Telecom said to be courted by three bidders
Multisource linked to iBurst acquisition bid
South African govt mulling Vodacom exit
SA telecoms departments at loggerheads over digital migration
MWEB chooses ZyXEL’s Wi-Fi extender
iBurst receives buyout offer from unnamed company
Nashua Mobile subscriber sales approved
Telkom expects 20% slump in earnings per share; Cell C to reduce its workforce by 13%
Neotel updates FTTB pricing
Autopage to reposition itself as enterprise ISP
Cell C to launch nationwide LTE network?
Blue Label in acquisition talks with unnamed suitor
Acquisition of Neotel 'will not solve Vodacom’s spectrum needs'
Cell C likely to challenge ICASA’s final MTRs in court
Rockin’ the suburbs: Telkom unveils December LTE-A plans
ICASA reveals final MTRs with ‘better asymmetry’
Vodacom SA trials VoLTE technology; HD Voice-over-3G currently in deployment
Vodacom Group eyeing new assets in sub-Saharan Africa
Vodacom SA showcases LTE-A in 2600MHz band
Vodacom to invest ZAR1bn per year in fibre; BT, Coca-Cola to provide free Wi-Fi
Dimension Data acquires MWEB’s Connect, Business and Optinet units; establishes new Wi-Fi offshoot WirelessCo
iBurst in takeover talks with three players
Vodacom reveals FTTB deployment plans, pricing
MWEB debuts unlimited VSAT broadband for businesses
MTN Group bolsters borrowing capabilities, fuelling speculation of possible acquisition
Vumatel to deploy FTTH in 42 suburbs across Johannesburg, Cape Town
Huawei awarded five-year managed service contract by MTN Group
MTN SA, Huge Group settle long-running dispute
Cell C may oppose MTN, Telkom roaming deal
Cell C ‘disappointed’ with ICASA’s revised MTR prices
Virgin Mobile SA targeting 1m subscribers by 2017
ICASA reveals new termination rates
Internet Solutions to roll out FTTB network in Gauteng
Telkom SA aims to cover 25,000 homes with FTTH by March 2015
South Africa to publish 'high-demand spectrum' policy within six months
Telkom’s first FTTH suburbs live by end-2014
MWEB in talks with Dimension Data over sale of telecoms units, report says
Vox Telecom partnering FTTH provider Vumatel
MTN SA launches HD Voice on 3G network
Vodacom to invest ZAR1bn in Gauteng network upgrades
ICASA adopts LRIC+ model for wholesale termination rates
MTN SA, City Power to share infrastucture
MTN opens up 4G LTE network to pre-paid subscribers
USD1bn lined up for MTN Indian venture
Telkom, BCX deal gets shareholder approval
Cell C to restructure EUR160m of debt
Spectrum delays affecting MTN SA network quality
MTN Group’s H1 revenue climbs 10.7% as results across Africa ‘improve’
Telkom, BCX deal set for final vote on 11 August
South Africa’s FNB said to be mulling MVNO launch
Johannesburg terminates broadband contract with CitiConnect
Vodacom relaunches m-pesa service in South Africa
MTN circling Tata
Mr Price launches MVNO operations in South Africa
Tshwane positions itself as major player in free Wi-Fi stakes
South African cellcos slash pre-paid call rates
Vodacom’s revenue up by 4.3% to ZAR18.3bn in 2Q14
Parkview residents mulling FTTH upgrade
BICS establishes PoP in Johannesburg
Telkom SA to turn payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots
Vox Telecom shareholders exploring sale options
New telecoms department to oversee Broadband Infraco
FibreCo to connect Cape Town and Durban via fibre in late-2014
Neotel inks strategic broadband agreement with Western Cape local government
MTN SA connects first subscribers to FTTH network
MTN cuts off iBurst for non-payment of bills
MWEB launches free Wi-Fi in Durban
Telkom SA unveils FTTH, LTE plans
Vumatel to deploy FTTH to 200,000 homes
Telkom reports marginal increase in revenues in FY13/14
Nomosphere to enter South African market
ICASA clarifies position on mergers, acquisitions in South Africa
MTN SA to acquire controlling stake in ISP Afrihost
MTN SA’s FTTH deployment ‘progressing smoothly’
Second MVNO to launch in South Africa 'in weeks'
Vodacom cuts off iBurst for unpaid bills
Autopage to buy Nashua Mobile’s Cell C subscribers for ZAR91.5m
Vodacom faces investigation for abusing its dominance
Telecom Namibia confirms exiting Neotel minority holding
Nashua Mobile profit plunges by 41% in 1H 2014
Vodacom to buy Neotel for ZAR7bn; reports 8.3% rise in FY sales
Cell C to invest ZAR2.3bn in network upgrade
MTN Group eyes possible Asian acquisitions
Telkom, MTN SA still in discussion over extension of roaming deal
MTN reports 210.1m subscribers at end-March
MTN SA, Vodacom reveal FTTH plans
PCCW Global to develop a ‘smart city’ in South Africa
ICASA wins court battle against WBS
Nashua Mobile to shut down; closure to have ‘no impact’ on Orange Horizons
Orange Horizons plans ISP launch
Cell C claims to have lost revenue market share due to MTRs
ICASA mulls 4G spectrum transfer aspect of Neotel sale
Court rules that disputed MTRs will apply for six months
ICASA caves under pressure from Vodacom, MTN
Vodacom SA to deploy 555 4G sites in Gauteng
ICASA to launch a competition inquiry
MTN ‘takes over deployment, operation of Telkom’s network’
MTN has ‘options’ if Vodacom-Neotel deal goes ahead
Data services fuel MTN sales growth in 2013
Liquid sets up South African satellite hub
Vodacom SA initiates legal proceedings against ICASA
Telkom launches tender for potential VoD partner
ICASA to introduce MTR cuts on 1 April
Cell C plans to take MTN SA to court
ICASA postpones MTR cuts until 1 May
Afrihost to pass wholesale price cuts to subscribers
ICASA facing legal challenges from MTN, Vodacom
Altech wins ZAR1.2bn broadband tender in Gauteng
Vodacom SA considering legal action against ICASA
MTN Group expands coverage of global VPN
Vodacom SA close to acquiring Neotel from Tata Communications
Vodacom Group revenues up by 10.5% in 4Q13
Dimension Data acquires NextiraOne
South African ISP warns of poorer uncapped ADSL; GlobeComm to deploy satellite broadband for businesses
MTN South Africa deploys 1,000 LTE-enabled sites
Vodacom slams ICASA’s move to lower termination rates
Cell C applauds ICASA’s termination rates decision
Telkom Wholesale cuts tariffs; company to offer flat-rate triple play by 2015
Telkom Mobile squashes investment deal rumours
Telkom Mobile attracts ZAR32bn investment offer; Neotel reduces network latency
MWEB and FON in Wi-Fi partnership deal
South African government pledges to improve broadband connectivity in 2014
Telkom SA offloads iWay Africa to Gondwana International
Executives pour cold water on MWEB, IS merger rumours
MTN, Telkom discuss infrastructure sharing
Telkom to return legacy spectrum to ICASA
Telkom Wholesale & Networks to invest ZAR12bn in broadband boost
Cell C, Mirage, Comverse collaborate on ‘Africa’s first MVNE’; Cell C users reach 13m
MTN Group declares ‘no legal merit’ to Turkcell’s latest legal challenge
Telkom FTTH trials ‘proceeding well’
MTN eyeing deal for Telkom Mobile assets
MTN Group reconsidering strategy on tower asset sales
Telkom 6M net revenues up 1.1% to ZAR13.165bn
MTN Group picks Intracom WiBAS system for sub-Sahara
Vodacom reports half-year sales of ZAR36.7bn
MTN extends LTE network to Bloemfontein
Orange planning juicy Vodacom takeover?
Neotel posts first ever profit; Vodafone will not raise Vodacom stake; Telkom issues LLU warning
iBurst unveils uncapped VSAT option
MTN Group closed out third quarter with 203.8m subscribers
Cell C points to strong uptake in Sep-13; reports 1m gross subscriber adds
Orange reiterates South African ambitions
Cell C lodges antitrust complaint against MTN, Vodacom
Global wholesale carrier expands African footprint
Vodacom in exclusive talks to acquire Neotel
Telkom seeks to shut down WiMAX, DECT services
MTN refuses to be drawn on Afrihost speculation
Cell C to roll out 100 new base stations in Jo’burg
Orange Horizons boss lambasts ICASA, plots Wi-Fi collaboration
MTN stakes claim for 5MHz spectrum block, rivals object
Neotel unveils August LTE launch date
MTN reports 22% rise in first-half profit, beats market estimates
Vodacom reported to be close to Neotel takeover deal
Telkom Mobile ‘bleeding money’, sale rumours swirl
Cell C adds one million gross connections in July alone
Cell C chief confirms Telkom Mobile talks
Vodacom Group publishes trading statement for Q2 2013
Oger Telecom to inject USD350m into Cell C; user base reaches 11.5m
CEO: WBS likely to enter LTE pact with Vodacom or MTN
Cell C confirms ‘energetic’ uptake for Red Bull MVNO
Telkom Mobile achieves 210Mbps speeds in LTE trial; 800 base stations now live
MTN Group, Reliance suspend tie-up talks
Africom launches Guroo VoIP app 'to take on Skype'
Liquid Telecom taps Ekinops for fibre rollout
Vodacom, iBurst ‘dismantle’ joint WiMAX network
15 companies keen to agree Cell C MVNO partnership
Neotel sale rumours resurface; MTN, Vodacom wait in the wings
FNB considering MVNO tie-up with Cell C?
Telkom South Africa posts results after challenging year
Telkom writes down value of legacy assets by ZAR12bn
Neotel issues FTTH clarification
Neotel targets 3Q13 LTE launch
SEACOM intends to ‘close the ring’ with new SAMS cable link
Broadband Infraco extends fibre to northern provinces
Cell C sees LTE enabled on iPhone 5, but 4G still unavailable
Major players linked with ‘hostile takeover’ of Neotel
Vodacom Group FY revenues reach ZAR69.9bn
Regional WiMAX operator raided by ICASA for non-payment of licence fees
iWay or the highway? KT Corp lines up ISP deal with Telkom SA
MTN Group reports 195.4m subs at end-March
8ta receives new number allocation
Cell C seeks to increase LTE base station count from 100 to 1,000 in 2013
MTN Group plots USD8bn acquisition; Africa, MENA, SEA all targeted
Sentech to return 2.6GHz, 3.5GHz spectrum to ICASA
Another BRICS in the wall? AKADO agrees to construct African broadband networks
Lost in the humming air: Google tests ‘white space’ technology in Cape Town
Splashdown for Liquid, Altech partnership after conditions fulfilled
Ciena upgrades SEACOM, FA-1 South submarine networks
Middle East tycoons stump up for Virgin action
MTN plots IPTV launch by 2013/14
MTN Group FY12 revenues up 10.9% to ZAR135.1bn
Telkom backtracks over 8ta withdrawal plans
Telkom plans 40Mbps product after successful trial
Internet Solutions gets Intracom’s point-to-multipoint system
Vodacom Group sees 4Q12 revenues top USD2bn; subs base hits 51m
Go with the flow: Altech offloads East African business to Liquid Telecom
MTN commences ‘formal discussions’ with American Tower Corporation
Is the future bright for Orange in SA?
‘Reckless’ MTN summons overturned
Vodacom 4G hits 500 base stations
MTN LTE network now up and running in Pretoria, Durban, Jo’burg
Bharti eyes South African entry through purchase of Cell C or 8ta
Cell C switches on first two LTE base stations in Sandton
MTN files complaint over ‘reckless’ criminal summons
Vodacom, NSN introduce voice and SMS alongside LTE
Telkom 6M revenues fall slightly to ZAR16.15bn
Telkom CEO draws a line under Cell C speculation
Vodacom 6M revenue up 6.9%; subscriber base passes the 50m mark
Neotel announces 70Mbps LTE trial
Vodacom triples number of LTE base stations
Cell C reveals December LTE trial in Cape Town, Durban
Five alive: eFive inks SubCom contract to reignite dormant cable plans
Govt considers possible partners for Telkom in fixed, mobile markets
MTN Group reports 182.7m subscribers; raises full-year forecast
Outgoing Telkom chairman Lazarus Zim says firm needs ‘investor miracle’
MTN accused of tax evasion by former employee, sacked over theft charges
South Africa nears 4G spectrum awards
Telkom denies mobile arm merger rumours
Vodacom launches first commercial LTE service
8ta jumps on the LTE bandwagon with free Gauteng trial
Cell C is latest mobile operator to confirm LTE commitment
MTN to launch LTE in Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria; Cape Town misses out
Liquid refreshment? Fibre-optic firm reveals SA progress
MTN’s South African unit to launch LTE, report says
MTN looks to sell off towers in domestic market
MTN 1H12 revenues up 17.5% to ZAR66bn; subscriber base reaches 176m
Bully boy Telkom read the riot act
Vodacom 2Q12 revenues up 9.3% to ZAR17bn
Internet Solutions inks ATC deal to further ‘Wi-Band’ ambitions
MTN indicates fibre network is approaching completion
Telkom SA taps Alca-Lu for GPON, VDSL2 deployment
Vodacom roaming re-negotiation ‘going in right direction’ for Cell C
Government pours cold water on Telkom nationalisation chatter
Tata eyes new Neotel stake rise
Telkom revenues drop 0.7% despite 8ta mobile growth
PCCW acquires Vodacom’s satellite unit
Virgin, FRiENDi merge regional MVNO ops
Government rejects KT Corp stake purchase
MTN Group confirms multi-billion rand buyback deals
Final nail in the coffin for MWEB’s dead WiMAX network
Telecom Namibia keen to maintain stake in SA’s Neotel
Cell C confirms Oger cash injection
Vodacom targets acquisitions in the USD100m range; Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda all pinpointed
With FRiENDi like this, who needs enemies? MVNO firm eyes up Virgin SA
Vodacom FY11 revenues up 9.4% to ZAR66.9bn
WASACE confident of 2014 launch; cable supplier to be selected July 2012
KT agrees knockdown fee for 20% of Telkom
MTN Group subscriber total reaches 170.6m in 1Q12
WACS on, hats off to African submarine bandwidth
Telkom and KT close to finalising terms
ICASA unveils five-year plan
BRICS-US cable project gains Chinese, South African support
MTN officially denies Turkcell accusations after two-month silence
Vodacom launches new roaming rates across Africa
Telkom obliged to cut wholesale broadband prices by 30%; network overhaul halted by legal action
New Cell C CEO seeks to ‘rewrite the rule book’ and double market share
MVNO aims to put the ‘Chat’ amongst the pigeons
MTN Group targets ‘bolt-on’ deals inside ‘comfort zone’; Angola and Ethiopia pinpointed
Frustrated MTN boss lashes out at ICASA over LTE spectrum stalemate
MTN FY11 revenues increase 6% to ZAR121.9bn; consolidated subscriber base reaches 164.5m
Neotel confirms LTE trial in Midrand
ICASA bows to operator pressure; postpones 800MHz, 2.6GHz spectrum auction until further notice
Vodacom deploys 5,000th 3G base station; 3,000th DC-HSPA+ site
ATC commences base station rollout in underserved areas; interested in further acquisitions
Telkom facing ‘up to USD450m’ competition fines
Vodacom books 12% rise in revenue in fiscal third-quarter on strong subs gains
MTN faces Iranian bribery allegations from Turkcell
Telkom, KT to finalise potential JV findings in a few weeks
Internet Solutions enlists NTT as it seeks Asian expansion
Vox targets rural subscribers with satellite broadband
ICASA sets mobile broadband licensing targets
WASACE submarine cable aims to serve four continents
Telkom six-month revenues slump 3.2%
MTN to boost rural 3G coverage
Vodacom Group revenues climb 7.6%
MTN agrees partnerships to expand fibre footprint
MTN Group subscriber total reaches 158.6m in Q3
KT Corp sets sights on 20% Telkom stake
Internet Solutions trials ‘costly’ FTTH; commercial deployment unlikely
WBS announces LTE rollout plans; launch expected by mid-2012
MTN bursts bubble surrounding iBurst takeover rumours
IS to branch out into Wi-Fi solutions
Sentech, Broadband Infraco merger back on the table?
Telkom ‘major transaction’ shrouded in mystery
BT South Africa launches network traffic routing facility in Melkbosstrand
MTN 1H11 revenues up 1%; consolidated subscriber base reaches 152.3m
South Africa, Lesotho hope to cut costs after telecoms pact
Cell C revenues increase 5%; subscriber base grows 12% to 8.2 million
ONEdotCOM plans to join the fibre-optic dots in Southern Africa
BT Global poised to link up with SA fibre project?
Afrihost poised to snap up Axxess
Vodacom Q2 revenues increase 8.1% to ZAR15.6 billion
Vox receives 100% acquisition bid from Lereko Metier, Investec consortium
MTN launches LTE trials
Virgin launches HSPA+ modem
Department of Communications announces RICA statistics
Mystery surrounds RICA disconnection data; Vodacom sheds a million subs as deadline lapses
iBurst to team up with municipal councils to extend rural broadband
MTN Group notches 150 million subscribers
Tata raises stake in Neotel to 61.5%
Telkom FY10/11 revenues down 5.2%; data gains fail to offset voice slump
Telecom Namibia selling Neotel, Mundo Startel stakes
Telkom South Africa merges AFSAT and Africa Online to create iWay Africa
Vodacom chief advocates ‘open access’ rural network
Vodacom Group reports 3.6% revenue rise, 21.9% surge in net profit for FY10/11
Vodacom eyes government stake in a bid to meet BEE requirements
MTN starts work on LTE network in Gauteng
Screamer Telecoms denies ICASA raid, WiMAX equipment seizure
MTN consolidated subscriber base grows 4% quarter-on-quarter
ICASA needs ZAR12 million for ‘software’ before 4G spectrum auction can take place
WACS cable lands in Yzerfontein; set for commercial use in 1Q12
Vodacom announces arrival of 43.2Mbps HSPA+ speeds
ICASA to re-introduce 'Historically Disadvantaged' equity rule?
Vodacom to paint the town red? Will cellco re-brand in line with parent Vodafone?
Cell C plans to offer 42Mbps HSPA+ in April; confirms LTE tests have taken place
i3 Africa announces plans to connect 2.5 million homes to fibre within five years
MTN grows subscriber base 22% to 141.6 million in 2010; revenues increase 3%
Neotel slashes cost of calls to mobiles by 23%, undercuts Telkom on wireline calls
ICASA approves Cell C's application for additional spectrum
ACE cable still coming to South Africa; Sentech no longer landing partner
Cell C sells stake in Virgin Mobile South Africa; new investor pledges substantial investment
Vodacom Group revenues increase 3.9%; domestic unit leads the charge
South African wireless users to see 'Red'; MVNO bullish about prospects
Leaked data indicates Cell C is the biggest beneficiary from MNP
MTN trials 42Mbps HSPA+ in Sandton
Vodacom Business extends fibre to Western Cape
Spectrum auction back on the agenda?
Telkom operating revenues slump 5.4%; may ditch Nigerian cellco Multilinks
Cell C, IS and Convergence join forces to create FibreCo
Western Union, MTN Group sign cross-border mobile money transfer agreement in 21 countries
Vodacom Group 1H revenue up 9.9%; net profit drops 98.4% due to heavy DRC taxation
RICA deadline for SIM registration to be extended until June 2011?
American Tower Corp agrees to buy 3,200 cell towers from Cell C
ICASA publishes interconnection rates for mobile operators; Cell C and 8ta permitted to apply for higher rates
MTN grows subscriber base 4% in Q3; South Africa, Nigeria and Iran all perform strongly
Infraco set to unveil ZAR1 billion fibre network in the third week of November
ICASA draft regulations to allow ‘spectrum trading’
MTN raises USD400 million through Black Economic Empowerment scheme
iBurst to invest more than ZAR100 million in new fibre network
Telkom officially launches ‘8ta’
Sentech give Screamer Telecoms a fright
Sentech poised to return to WiMAX after MyWireless ‘disaster’
Cell C HSPA+ 900 network reaches Durban and Pietermaritzburg
Telkom South Africa to unveil new mobile network on 14 October?
Cell C launches third HSPA+ network in East London; is Cape Town next?
Mobile TV consortium (TV4U) trials DMB platform after missing out on DVB-H
Vodacom cashes in on WiMAX provider iBurst, intends to bid for new 2.6GHz spectrum
ARC Telecoms launches in South Africa, aims at SME market
Econet slashes international rates; says SA MVNO sold half million SIMs
Telkom announces expansion plans; licences secured for nine new countries
Two mobile TV licences issued
MWeb expanding last-mile broadband access in Cape Town, Johannesburg
ICASA adjudicating in interconnect dispute between Telkom and MTN
Cell C launches HSPA+ network in Port Elizabeth; Durban and Bloemfontein to follow
eFive Telecoms selects Alcatel-Lucent to build submarine cable
Neotel to shift focus from consumer market to corporate clients
Telkom to resume AT&T talks
MTN South Africa to use 900MHz band for rural 3G
MTN Group reports 11.4% increase in subscribers; gross revenue down 2.2%
MWEB to launch 10Mbps uncapped ADSL in September; lack of capacity from Telkom blamed for delay
Neotel launches pre-paid broadband service
Virgin Mobile SA to launch service over Cell C’s HSPA+ network
Cell C announces HSPA+ tests; ZAR5 billion rollout well underway
Vodacom offers On Demand mobile TV subscriptions
MTN, Intel collaborate on African WiMAX venture
ICASA withdraws invitation for spectrum applications
Vodacom Group reports solid Q2 growth
MTN to sell ZAR8.3 billion stake to black investors
Cell C poised to sell stake in Virgin Mobile?
Telkom to pay USD80 million to settle nine-year dispute
SA cellcos report World Cup boom
Vodacom to launch consumer ADSL service
Neotel launches 8Mbps uncapped WiMAX option
Telkom releases full year results
Vodacom demos LTE trial network
Icasa extends deadline for LTE bids
Orascom calls time on talks with MTN
Cell C joins Zain's One Network
Cell C tests HSPA+
ICASA invites applications for LTE spectrum licences
MTN ups HSPA+ coverage only mobile TV licence winner, as other bidders fail on technicalities
Uncapped WiMAX from MWEB
Vodacom reports 31% dip in annual profit
Cell C profit up, reduces debt
MTN reports 1Q KPIs
MTN eyes Orascom’s African assets
Regulator rushes to license mobile TV
Telkom, MTN conclude five year roaming deal
NP delayed by five weeks
MTN: net profit slips despite 9.2% growth in revenues
MTN invests over ZAR7 billion in preparation for World Cup
EASSy landing in Mtunzini
ICASA rejects MTR proposal
Vodacom Group Q3 revenues up 6% y-o-y
Vodacom Business halves broadband charges
Cell C awards ZTE USD378 million contract
Neotel to introduce individual number porting in April 2010
ISPA backs Broadband Infraco
Cell C plans HSPA+ network
ISP set to challenge Telkom in voice market
iBurst pushes on with ADSL2+ plans
Telkom set for wireless services in 2010; EBITDA falls 12.2%
SEACOM of discontent
Cellcos agree on MTRs
Vodacom interim profit falls 98.4%
MTN subscribership up 5% in Q309
MTN, Vodacom reach interconnectivity agreement
Vodacom and MTN deny collusion over prices; operators debate MTR
Neotel contracts Huawei for network expansion
Bharti and MTN talks fall apart once more
Legal hitches could halt Bharti/MTN deal
Bharti Airtel denies preliminary MTN agreement
Neotel reveals WiMAX plans
Broadband Infraco expects licence decision by end-September
MTN posts 30% jump in profit as sales rise
Bharti and MTN surprise with further extension to negotiations
Bharti and MTN extend talks deadline
ICASA reveals WiMAX spectrum plans
Vodacom reports 19.5% rise in subscriptions
BICS and MTN combine international carrier service
Pirates delay SEACOM launch
Telkom profits slide in 2008
Bharti closes in on MTN deal
MTN invests in EIG
Vodacom cleared for listing
Cell C reports rising revenues
MTN Group attracts 7.5 million new subs in 1Q
Vodacom takeover delayed by union
Telkom and AT&T sign strategic agreement
Alcatel-Lucent seals WACS deal
Altech acquires ISP
MTN to invest ZAR4.6 billion in 2009
Neotel casts anchor with Seacom
ICASA revises licence fee draft regulations
MTN reports strong subscriber growth
Vodacom to join fibre network project
Vodacom to be listed in May
MTN buys Verizon unit
O-Tel launch
Regulator delays mobile TV licensing
MTN shares rise on earnings report
Tata increases shareholding in Neotel
MTN postpones BEE deal
Vodafone-Vodacom merger approved
iBurst WiMAX price cuts
BT South Africa wins full licence
Vodacom grows subscribers
544 I-ECNS licences granted
Neotel to list on the JSE?
Tata ups stake in Neotel; Vodacom may join fibre project
Telkom’s tender trouble
MTN, Neotel partnership to build out own network
WebAfrica sells stake to fund own network
Vodacom closes Gateway deal
Vodacom expands 3G HSDPA coverage
MTN looks to buy stake in UUNet
MTN plans BEE share sale
Two mobile TV licences up for grabs
Neotel secures funding
ICASA calls for input on carrier pre-selection
ICASA proposes licence fee hike
Vodacom ups stake in iBurst
Revenues rise, profits fall at Telkom
Telkom’s mobile plans
Altech to play a part in MTN competition hearing
Telkom accepts Vodafone offer for Vodacom stake
Vodacom 1H profit up 12.5%
Vodafone takes additional 15% and control of Vodacom
Another victory for VANS licensees
MTN Group Q3 subscriber updates
MTN’s Verizon buyout clears first regulatory hurdle
Vodacom SVS launch
Vodacom upgrades 3G with Alca-Lu
Neotel looking to raise USD1bn; plans fibre launch
Government approves Vodafone’s bid to take over Vodacom
Telkom prepares fixed-wireless trial
Dark Fibre Africa plans ZAR2 billion rollout
iBurst commercial WiMAX launch
New MTALK packages
Minister's VANS plans
Telkom talks stalled
MyWireless bows out
iBurst incentives for customers to ditch dial-up
MTN expansion plans focussed on deregulated African markets
Vodacom opens ‘Gateway’ to carrier and business markets
iBurst boxing clever
iBurst upgrades billing solution
Altech legal win paves the way for greater competition
Vodafone confident of Vodacom success
Globacom seeks Vodacom merger
Vodacom opens Gateway to converged services
MTN 1H 2008 results
Vodacom WiMAX to go commercial in October, but no mobility yet
It Woza successful half year for Cell C
Mobile TV licensing expected next year
MWeb sells Vodacom products
Telkom wins banking network deal
Neotel plans full residential launch
Vodacom goes ahead with BEE plan
MTN to spend ZAR1.4bn on fibre network
Sentech risks losing WiMAX spectrum
Vodacom sees 6.6% annual increase in subscribers
Bidding war for Telkom?
Neotel launches WiMAX
ICASA may have change of heart
Ambani altercation a turn-off for MTN
Neotel wants more WiMAX spectrum for consumer services
Tata agrees to up Neotel stake to 56%
Telkom contracts Huawei for W-CDMA rollout
MTN buys Verizon South Africa
Telkom escapes big anti-competition fine on technicalities
Two Vodacom fibre rings go live
Pre-selection for South African WiMAX auction
Neotel chooses Telsima WiMAX equipment
Ambani to seek 40%+ of MTN
Ambani bros at loggerheads over Reliance sale
Tata expands connectivity in Africa via Neotel
Telkom takeover negotiations ongoing
Telkom, Vodacom both report revenue growth
Zain interested in SA licence
MWEB up for auction
Vodafone seeking to increase its stake in Vodacom
Telkom receives new offers
Vodacom sees 17% rise in revenues
iBurst launches WiMAX
Neotel WiMAX offering
NeoConnect Prime calling
Amobia activates network in Johannesburg
Bharti Airtel discusses ‘merger of equals’ with MTN
South African cable switch to Europe
Neotel soft launches consumer services
Vodacom unveils BEE partners
MTN subscriber figures rise 11%
Cell C reports first ever annual profit
Neotel says sales will double this year
Oger to make second attempt for Telkom
South Africa hits one million broadband subscribers milestone
MWEB WiMAX trial comes to a close
iBurst launches ADSL and HSDPA
BEE has a sting in the tail for Vodacom
Telkom rejects Oger offer
Broadband subscriber base passes one million mark
MTN and Vodafone deny link-up talks
Approval granted for Neotel, Transtel merger
MTN reports 42% jump in sales
Use it or lose it
Vodacom expects BEE deal later this year
Telkom fights cable thefts
iBurst cuts wireline rates
Vodacom prepares Wi-Fi launch
Vodacom plans ZAR2.5 billion move into business market
Sentech to phase out fixed wireless
Sentech gets funds for WiMAX rollout
Telkom applies for mobile licence
Vodacom prepares for WiMAX launch
MTN upgrades HSPA network speeds
Vodacom reports October-December results
Vodacom introduces 3.6Mbps service
Vodafone gets new chance with Vodacom
Oger makes offer for Telkom
MWEB WiMAX tests to continue
Essar buys 49% of Econet, will fund Kenyan launch and international expansion
Icasa produces market definitions
Telkom SA open to mergers
MWeb applies to extend WiMAX trial
Telkom ends talks with MTN and Vodafone
Cell C says weekend offer boosts take-up
MWEB to launch ‘triple-play’
MTN contracts AIRCOM for 3G optimisation
Telkom, Vodacom expand WiMAX businesses
Telkom, Vodacom report interim results
Vodacom situation to become clear in New Year
Competition to hit Telkom earnings
Neotel committed to Seacom
iBurst to launch VoIP services
MTN Group reveals strong 3Q subscriber growth
State backs Telkom asset sale to MTN
iBurst reaches network milestone
MWeb completes WiMAX trial
Sentech close to WiMAX network announcement
Telkom and others awarded pay-TV concessions
MTN to deploy national fibre network
Telkom preparing Vodacom sale?
MTN reports half-year results
Regulator gets new head
Neotel joins Seacom project
Cell C profits climb
MTN guilty of price discrimination Commission says
MTN share sale begins
Subs grow 7.5% at Vodacom
Neotel selects backhaul supplier
Broadband subs to reach 800,000 by end of year
Telkom fails with Business Connexion bid
Telkom launches WiMAX, Vodacom plans rival service
Fixed line growth at Telkom
Steady customer growth at Vodacom
Vodacom forms TV alliance
Industrial action at Vodacom
Government stands by LLU plans
Block of MTN shares to be sold at a discount
MTN launches PTT
Vodacom revenues up 20.9%
Virgin passes 100,000 milestone
MWeb tests WiMAX
Telkom orders WiMAX
Telkom offer angers rivals
Neotel to snap up Transtel
Telkom vows to lower prices
Rivals welcome wholesale changes
Telkom to launch WiMAX in May?
MTN sees 49% sales growth
MTN seeking WiMAX partner
Alcatel-Lucent to deploy EASSy cable link
Telkom benefits from Neotel delays
Altech to trial mobile WiMAX
Telkom looking at African expansion
Telkom prepares rate cuts
Neotel begins wireless planning
Vodacom sell-off expected to be worth ZAR7.5bn
Vodacom reports positive results
Telkom’s broadband status quo
MTN traffic jumps in December
Cell C upgrades messaging systems
Vodacom boosts backhaul
Neotel bags loans to fund first phase of rollout
Vodacom eyes African opportunities
More MNP troubles
Vodacom seeks way into WiMAX
Bad news for Telkom’s Business Connexion deal
Biggest mobile market in Africa by 2008
China Telecom plays down Africa talk
MNP: maybe no point?
Mobile ops push Telkom
Vodacom free to spread its wings
More WiMAX for SA?
Investcom buy pushes MTN
MTN ready for MNP
Telkom not chasing MTN
Government plans to lower internet costs
Vodacom free to expand
iBurst weighs WiMAX options
MTN launches mobile TV broadcasts
Icasa could not act to lower Telkom tariffs
New service for New Testament
WiMAX wait for SA
MNP procrastination?
Telkom to get WiMAX in 2007?
Newbie named as Neotel
MTN first-half results
WiMAX ready to roll
Investcom’s subscribers up 86%
Telkom DSL move welcomed
Sentech planning VoIP
Regulator: Telkom ADSL fees OK
SNO to get August launch
SNO still planning 2006 launch
SNO network deal in doubt
Vodacom results show 3.5 million quarterly additions
Powering ahead with broadband
SNO launch delayed
MNP could mean market shake-up
Vodafone plays down Telkom talks
Virgin opens up
Vodacom posts record results
Telkom revenue jumps 10.3%
Vodacom subs success boosts sales
MTN to acquire Investcom for USD5.5 billion; Investcom to pull out of Millicom bid
Telkom seals deal with union
President approves new telecoms law
Telkom plans ZAR30bn investment
MTN reports
Telkom’s data deal
Government considering sale
Vodafone nears VenFin climax
Shake-up in South Africa
ICASA offers commercial satellite and cable broadcasting licences
ICASA enquiry into Telkom cable monopoly ‘on hold’
ICASA mulls Limpopo bids
Vodacom reports subscriber rise
Telkom happy to wait
MTN undecided on Tunisia and Egyptian investments
Vodacom reports record growth in December
Vodacom launches PoC
SNO sets 2H06 launch date
Vodacom launches SA’s first 3G mobile TV service
SNO receives licence; regulator delays LLU
Virgin Mobile South Africa to launch in mid 2006
SNO to receive licence on Friday
Cell C launches EDGE
MTN to redouble efforts following poor recent performance
Cell C 3Q earnings up by more than 50%
MTN Group reports 31% rise in subscribers
Econet Wireless plans London IPO
Vodacom boosts Telkom’s earnings
Vodafone ties up Vodacom deal
Vodafone looks to up Vodacom stake to 50%
Branson says Virgin Mobile SA is on the horizon
Vodacom poo-poos claims of saturated SA mobile market
VSNL eyes 1Q06 FWA launch
Vodacom sale rumour spurs Venfin value
ICASA pleads for undersea cable price cuts
Vodacom and Autopage renew agreement
More relaxed MNP proposals made public
T-Systems installs Global Network PoPs in SA
ICASA overhaul attacked
Econet hurries Botswana Altech buyout
Cell C completes refinancing
SNO to be licensed by November, says ICASA chief
Cell C and Virgin Mobile deal expected this month
Econet buys out Altech from EWG joint venture
Vodacom contracts Openwave to handle booming data services
Altech wants Econet wound up
Telkom issues ADSL threat to ICASA
Cell C now carries 80% of its own traffic
Vodacom increases SA dominance, but MTN still rules the continent
Vodacom claim a million went missing in Vodafone’s subscriber count
Regulator begins price probe
MTN to launch 3G this weekend
SNO shareholder predicts Xmas launch
MTN Group reports 50% rise in subscribers
MTN drops legal case against Celtel takeover
Vodacom makes 3G progress
Telkom posts impressive full year results
Cell C asks regulator’s permission to sell stake
MTN spends ZAR10 million on corporate catchphrase
Broadband out of reach for majority of SA consumers
MTN looks to block MTC-Vodafone’s purchase of Celtel
Cellcos team up to combat phone thieves
MTN to offer GPRS on the cheap
Qualcomm pushes CDMA to Africa
Calls for cheaper cable costs grow
Competition causes Telkom to cut call charges
CDMA trials offer lifeline to rural areas
MTN upgrades billing system
SNO saga could be over as Nexus withdraws complaint
VSNL gets 26% stake in SNO
T3 to provide rural services in Ugu region
Severance deals proving popular with staff
Tata to invest heavily in South Africa, says minister
Government approves VSNL’s SNO bid
Telkom waves goodbye to wireline monopoly
Storm launches VoIP offer
SNO decision to be made ‘in 2005’
Elephant Telecom stampedes market with trunk calls offer
Vodacom sets sights on HSDPA
VoIP boom expected in South Africa
Vodacom launches 3G: throws down gauntlet with video calls deal
MTN strikes up partnership with Ericsson for UMTS
Another contender joins South African 3G race
MTN: it’s all in the voice
Telkom launches new price tariffs in spite of ICASA’s planned crackdown
MTN seeking new horizons
Strong growth for MTN
Altech buys into Econet
Race for SNO stake reduced to two runners
Telkom happy with half year results
Thintana strikes deal for Telkom stake sale
Four licensed for underserved areas
Trio vie for 26% SNO stake
African 3G race gathers momentum
ICASA calls for comments
SNO licence may be put on hold
SNO licence awarded, but not issued
Telkom looking to slash bandwidth prices
Telkom confirms 7,000 job cuts over five years
Telkom to start WiMAX trial
Report says Telkom responsible for increased inflation in 2002
Cell C contracts Nokia for MMS
Minister announces additional liberalisation measures
South Africa’s Altech buys 50% of Econet
Tel-One rolls out radio link to South Africa
Tiscali offloads South African ISP
MTN reports booming African customer base
Vodacom’s customer base soars
Cell C becomes positive
Telkom mulling major staff cuts
Telkom stake makes Thintana billions
Thintana to offload half its Telkom stake
Telkom’s high speed services too slow
Telkom to cut staff
Vodacom clinches Africa’s first 3G licence
Wireless operations aid Telkom’s bottom line
Ministry approves four applications for rural network licences
Icasa begins awarding rural telephony licences
Smartcall buys Smartcom
Delays force Eskom to write off ZAR600 million from SNO investment
Cell C, Vodacom and MTN make 1 + 1 = 3?
Communitel consortium to up stake in SNO
Internal spat erupts at SNO
Vodacom launches location-based services
Telkom damned but not unbowed
Vodacom breaks ten million barrier
Econet forms new venture
ICASA to conduct public hearings on under-serviced area licences
Christmas traffic on the increase
ICASA says SNO could fly by mid-2004
New bill to increase powers of regulator
Vodacom still top dog, but MTN winning the profitability race
ICASA closer to completing SNO licence award
IP Direct planning African assault
MTN set to report a further 30% growth
Unions fear Telkom retrenchment plan
SNO award process dashed by regulator
Cell C hits milestone early
Second national telco investment hinges on black empowerment
Pick me!! Pick me!! Bidding war for South African stake continues
Telekom yearly profits grow by a third
Two go in, only one comes out: the final bidding for SNO licence
SNO bidders shortlisted to two
TeleAccess shortlisted in Second National Operator selection process
South Africa to discuss future telecoms policy
Cell C receives ZAR300 million loan
Five vie for SNO stake
Vodacom and MTN face revenue hit if regulator gets tough
Search for SNO partner begins
Communications Department mulls fourth mobile operator
Telkom floats despite bear market
Government reduces Telkom price in bid to boost interest
Regulator to challenge state on second licence bid
When will Telkom be faced with a competitor?