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Right2Know Gauteng will protest outside the head offices of Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and Telkom to demand affordable data and airtime for all South Africans..

Cell C gets competitive

15 Sep 2017 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos..

Jasco earnings take a hit

14 Sep 2017 Financial
By Paula Gilbert

Tough economic conditions weighed on the JSE-listed group's financial results, with the second half of the year seeing a particularly sharp downturn..

Cell C tackles data issues

13 Sep 2017 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Cell C promises to slash out-of-bundle data costs. .
Most recently, local operator Cell C its international roaming rates to 58 countries covering 99 networks..

Cell C expands roaming footprint

12 Sep 2017 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Cell C offering reduced international roaming rates..

Google focuses on fairness

4 Sep 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

South Africa:* Further developments regarding Dimension Data's African assets.* ICASA and its concerns regarding the Cell C recapitalisation.
Blue Label Ventures aims to provide high-potential South African businesses with access to the funding, market opportunities, channels and skills they need to take their commercial success to the next level. It is headed up by co-founder Tallies Taljaard, who is also the MD of Blue Pencil, and former Cell C CIO, Maria Pienaar, who was appointed as founding director in March 2017.
The regulator questions whether the operator's recapitalisation followed the correct regulatory steps in terms of its licence, but Cell C disagrees..

Under pressure

28 Aug 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

* Satisfactory year-end figures from Blue Label Telecoms, with revenue up 0.4% and profit up 12.
Cell C's BEE partner again challenges the recapitalisation of the telco, despite Cell C and new investor Blue Label saying the deal is already done..
The long-awaited Cell C recapitalisation was at the beginning of this month, with Blue Label Telecoms coming on board as an investor. Through its subsidiary The Prepaid Company, it bought a in the mobile operator for R5.
The statistics were provided to R2K by MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom, and show law enforcement requested access to sensitive communications information from at least 70 000 phone numbers each year for the past three years. However, R2K says the actual amount of phone numbers is likely much higher.
A major part of this strategy is selling off various non-core assets and focusing on the company's core operations which are turning a profit. Altron has already disposed of some, including its Powertech Batteries business to Trinitas for R300 million last month.
South African business men Kuben Pillay and Larry Nestadt have been appointed to the board of Cell C as chairman and deputy chairman. .
Cell C, Telkom and MTN all previously told ITWeb they were looking at the draft regulations and would submit comments to ICASA within the stipulated deadline..

ICASA's revolving CEO door

17 Aug 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

Karabo Motlana was CEO between September 2007 and August 2010. He joined the regulator after leaving his role as Cell C's head of regulatory affairs and took over around 20 months after the previous incumbent Jackie Manche first left the position.
The basis of the meeting was to gather ideas from the industry on how it can contribute to fast-tracking the process. Representatives of SABC, Etv, MultiChoice, Cell C, MTN, Vodacom, Liquid Telecom, Telkom, StarSat and USAASA attended the meeting.
At home, the completion of Cell C's recapitalisation was the main local story..
Analysts see the reduction of Cell C's debt burden as a positive outcome from the finalisation of a R5.5 billion deal with Blue Label Telecoms.

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