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Oct 22, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene confirmed a further direct allocation to power utility Eskom of at least R20-billion. But he also stressed on Wednesday that the injection would have no impact on the Budget deficit as the capital would be raised through the sale of...
Oct 13, 2014
Telecommunications group Vodacom has extended its long-term evolution offering to Lesotho, starting in Maseru, as data demand in the region “booms”. Vodacom expected significant uptake of the next-generation technology, which would be extended to other districts in...
Oct 03, 2014
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Friday reiterated that it believed that the South African telecommunications industry was vibrant and competitive and that a lot had been achieved to grow the sector. Presenting at the Independent Communications Authority of South...
Oct 03, 2014
The cost of deploying network infrastructure and the long delays experienced in securing site permits could hamper telecommunications group MTN’s ability to satisfy the needs emerging from the “data tsunami” in South Africa, MTN chief technology officer Eben Albertyn...
Sep 30, 2014
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
Despite the loss of over R1-billion owing to the drastic mobile termination rate (MTRs) cuts, telecommunications giant Vodacom on Tuesday said its spend in South Africa during this current financial year would reach about R17-billion. This included Vodacom’s...
Aug 19, 2014
Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Tuesday announced plans to inject R1-billion in the current financial year to upgrade its network in Gauteng. The company would focus on upgrading and increasing third-generation (3G) coverage in the major townships of Gauteng,...
Jul 24, 2014
A 50% cut in mobile termination rates (MTRs) implemented by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) in April has dragged down telecommunications group Vodacom’s service revenue for the three months ended June 30. The group on Thursday posted...
Jul 22, 2014
Telecommunications giant MTN has, for the second year running, been named the country’s most valuable brand, accounting for 16.5% of the total value of the country’s top 50 brands and potentially emerging as Africa’s first home-grown “superbrand”, Brand Finance...
Jun 20, 2014
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May 23, 2014
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator has taken the industry-wide price war “to the next level” as it unveils a new 66c-a-minute offering, along with three new postpaid 79c-a-minute on per second billing products. This comes as Cell C disputed reports of a...
May 22, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) quarterly Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring test report has found that telecommunications group Vodacom’s call success rate and retainability performed best in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal....
May 20, 2014
As people increasingly demand – and require – access to the Internet, particularly with uptake through mobile devices on the rise, communications groups operating across Africa are looking at ways of evolving and delivering higher bandwidth services. The exponential...
May 20, 2014
The acquisition by mobile operator Vodacom of unlisted telecommunications company Neotel in a cash transaction worth R7 billion is indicative of ongoing consolidation in the industry. That’s according to Lloyd Chater, Director at pan-African corporate law firm Bowman...
May 19, 2014
JSE-listed telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday concluded an agreement for the 100% buy-out of converged communications network operator Neotel for R7-billion. The India-based Tata Communications subsidiary and its employees would now be absorbed into Vodacom’s...
May 13, 2014
May 05, 2014
For mid-sized organisations without a large IT budget, convergence and the move to IP-telephony is posing a serious challenge. Disruptive technologies like cloud computing are here to stay. The ‘bring your own device’ trend has set in and more and more things (from...
Mar 31, 2014
Satellite services provider Intelsat and telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday inked an agreement that would see the delivery of more reliable, secure and cost-efficient broadband connectivity to small or home-based offices and small and medium-sized enterprises...
Mar 24, 2014
Alan Knott-Craig
Next week was likely to be “make-or-break” for affordable mobile communications in South Africa for the next 20 years, predicted Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig on Monday. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) planned to implement on April 1...
Mar 19, 2014
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Wednesday said it planned to roll out 975 new sites in Gauteng during the 2014/15 financial year – the bulk comprising long-term evolution (LTE) technology. Vodacom managing executive for Gauteng operations Neville van Niekerk said...
Mar 13, 2014
As telecommunications group Vodacom nears the completion of its due diligence to acquire 100% of Neotel, the converged communications network operator said it had already made “many inroads” over the past seven-and-a-half years. But, the potential takeover – the due...
Feb 18, 2014
Mobile operators on Tuesday criticised the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) extension of local loop unbundling (LLU) to wireless and fibre access without it having unpacked the decision in the same detailed framework afforded the copper...
Feb 13, 2014
Imperial Logistics on Thursday inked a five-year contract with Vodacom for data network and hosting services across the freight and logistics group’s divisions and operating companies. The partnership allowed for the expansion of current network services to include...
Feb 05, 2014
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
Telecommunications group Vodacom planned to challenge the legal validity of the process that laid out aggressive asymmetry rates as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) implemented a new mobile termination rate (MTR) glide path. This comes...
Feb 04, 2014
Coal of Africa Limited CEO David Brown
After spending almost six months as acting CEO of Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL), David Brown has been permanently appointed to the position, with effect from February 1. Brown, who had also been appointed executive director, joined the CoAL board after almost 14...
Jan 31, 2014
With ongoing electricity price increases, embedded generation – connecting small-scale energy producers with the electricity distribution network – is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect in South Africa. Both solar and wind energy have become a lot cheaper...
Jan 31, 2014
With ongoing electricity price increases, embedded generation – connecting small-scale energy producers with the electricity distribution network – is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect in South Africa. Both solar and wind energy have become a lot cheaper...
Jan 29, 2014
The upcoming 50% cut on March 1, the first in a series of revised mobile termination rates (MTRs) over the next three years, has been widely welcomed by stakeholders. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) was preparing to implement the new...
Nov 11, 2013
As the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) continued to pursue cuts in mobile termination rates (MTRs), JSE-listed Vodacom would need to implement “drastic” measures to mitigate the impact on the group’s bottom line. Speaking during a media...
Oct 09, 2013
Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig
South Africa’s third-largest operator Cell C has geared up for the next level of the battle to even the playing field with dominant mobile operators, taking MTN and Vodacom to the Competition Commission. Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig said on Wednesday that Cell C had...
Oct 07, 2013
Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) move to cut mobile termination rates (MTRs) to 10c by 2016 and align asymmetry rates by 2019 were the first in a series of required regulatory steps in normalising the South African...
Aug 09, 2013
Cable- and pipe-sealing mechanisms manufacturer Roxtec has completed work on five modular data centres, with two nearing completion, for mobile communications company Vodacom’s Project Cube. “The nature of the equipment in the containers and Vodacom’s drive to cut...
Jul 26, 2013
SIMON CHURCHESVodacom is assisting most of the major tracking companies in the country by providing them with subscriber identity module cards and connectivity to enable their devices to function accordingly
Many of the automotive original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide are including GSM telematics devices in the designs of their vehicles using a chip subscriber identification module (Sim) device, says telecommunications provider Vodacom’s enterprise unit,...
Jul 18, 2013
Shameel Joosub
JSE-listed telecommunications group Vodacom on Thursday reported a 3% year-on-year rise in group revenue during the quarter to the end of June on the back of increasing data take-up and expanding international operations. The group generated revenue of R17.5-billion...
Jun 06, 2013
Telecommunications provider Vodacom’s enterprise unit, Vodacom Business, on Thursday launched the One Net Express solution in South Africa, saying it would benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). One Net Express, which provides big business switchboard...
May 20, 2013
May 20, 2013
May 02, 2013
Rival mobile operators Cell C, Vodacom and MTN were found to have higher call set-up success rates (CSSR) and limited drop call rates (DCR) in Gauteng than in other provinces. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Thursday published the...
May 02, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Telecommunications group Vodacom’s earnings a share for the year ended March 31, 2013, were between 25% and 30% higher than the earnings a share of 694c in the previous financial year. Headline earnings a share for the year were between 20% and 25% higher than the...
Apr 18, 2013
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Thursday unveiled its latest initiative to minimise the environmental impact of its head office, in Midrand. The R4.2-million rainwater harvesting project, which Vodacom said was the largest in South Africa, harvests one-million...
Mar 26, 2013
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Tuesday introduced a new prepaid package, offering consumers a flat rate of 2c a second on its Anytime Per Second price plan. The package enables customers to call at a flat rate to any network at anytime.
Mar 25, 2013
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday said it would offer its long-term evolution (LTE) services to all its customers, including prepaid users. Prior to this, only contract customers had access to the latest-generation, superfast network.
Mar 01, 2013
JSE-listed Vodacom on Friday contested the suggestion of eliminating mobile termination rates (MTRs) altogether, saying it would be a counterproductive move that the group would not support. The mobile giant was responding to comments made by the Independent...
Feb 20, 2013
The increasing uptake of prepaid electricity meters in South Africa has boosted JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms’ electricity distribution commission by 29% in the six months ended November 2012. Speaking at the release of the firm’s interim half-year results in...
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