Frost & Sullivan predicts the MVNO sector will continue to develop and progress, off the back of increased participation by MTN and
− and increased competitiveness will drive growth. 2017 will also see convergence from associated markets like financial services and retailers providing telecoms services via MVNOs.
South Africa:* Further news regarding the happenings at Altron,
Cell C and Neotel..
says customers who signed up for any of the EPIC or Pinnacle contracts and who are still within their 24-month contract period will be exempt from the price increases..
The price of
data bundles will be hiked by between 8% and 25% next month as the mobile operator prepares for price adjustments across the board..
Blue Label Telecoms also saw its stock rise by 55.14% in 2016, as its pending investment into
sat well with investors.
Mokenela says globally, leading operators like Swisscom are not only launching their own VoLTE and VoWiFi solutions, they are also looking to combine the two. There is also growing evidence that South African operators are building their mobile communication strategies around the technologies, with
and Vodacom launching VoWiFi services in 2015.
As usual, there was much merger, acquisition and investment activity in the local market that included AEEI investing in Kalula Communications (57%) and Puleng Technologies (51%); American Tower taking over Eaton's South African Towers; BCX buying RDC Corportion; Blue Label Telecoms taking a 45% stake in
Cell C; Capitalworks investing in IQ Business; Datatec buying Lantares; Deloitte buying ConVista Consulting; Dimension Data acquiring Ceryx and MWeb Connect; Dynamic Technology Holdings acquiring 51% of Blue Pencil; EOH purchasing Aptronics; First Distribution buying Linux Warehouse; Huge Group buying ConnectNet Group; Iron Mountain acquiring the majority of Docufile SA; Kerridge Commercial Systems (UK) acquiring Integrity Software; Liquid Telecom buying Neotel; Naspers investing in Udemy but selling off Grupa Allegro, its Polish interests; Net 1 buying a small stake in Blue Label Telecoms and a majority stake in Masterpayment; Netsurit merging with Inobits and Marathon Consulting; Pinnacle Holdings buying out Datacentrix; Stella Capital Partners acquiring Amecor but disposing of its stake in Tellumat; Tritech Media making several strategic ICT investments; and Vumatel taking over Fibrehoods..
South Africa:* Further developments regarding the futures of
Cell C and Neotel..
The MVNO was developed through a partnership with mobile network enabler MVN-X, which is providing all the infrastructure and technical support. Similarly to other local MVNOs, the network is built on
Business development head Cherise Stein says over 80% of all corporate contracts analysed by Tariffic over the years belong to the Vodacom network. This is followed by MTN, while
Cell C and Telkom's share of the corporate market is minimal, according to the Tariffic database.
Blue Label will pay R5.5 billion for a 45% stake in
Dabin explained the organisation has three important cornerstones to its African business model. Firstly, it provides committed service to telecoms operators – in South Africa these are Vodacom, MTN and
Mafu has over 21 years of telecommunications experience in sales, marketing, product development, strategy and commercial deal structuring working as a founder staff member at
NAPAfrica is a non-profit entity fully funded by Teraco with the goal of bringing Africa's content to the world and the world's content to Africa. The IXP has more than 216 members live on the eXchange, since launching in 2012, and is approaching more than 140Gb of peering traffic.
also plans to its own VOD platform, using its new online reality show, #BreakTheNet, as a test case..
The planned recapitalisation of
was announced in December 2015 and is now expected to be implemented by 18 November 2016..
Eutelsat and Yahsat sign a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity..
Last week, Telkom was the first mobile operator to publicly about the policy document which was finally by government in early October. Vodacom and
remain silent for now.
Education institution contact centres should be embracing technology to offer the best support and customer experience for students, says Jed Hewson, co-founder and Joint CEO of 1Stream..
The massive AT&T/Time Warner deal dominated the international ICT market last week. At home, the ‘release' of
Cell C's financial results for the first time was the main local ICT focus.