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RCN Telecom catches the Wave

29 May 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

* Excellent full-year figures from ISA, with revenue up 74.2% and profit up 53.
The company expects to make substantial progress towards completion of a number of investment transactions during the last quarter of fiscal 2017, including Blue Label, DNI and Cell C..
South Africa:* Further news regarding Cell C and Blue Label..

Blue Label appoints SA COO

26 Apr 2017 Business
By Staff Writer

Blue Label is still pursuing plans to R5.5 billion to buy a 45% stake in mobile operator Cell C.
The Competition Commission decides not to prosecute Vodacom and MTN, following Cell C's anti-competitive complaint..
Cell C is in the worst spot after S&P in February its long-term corporate credit rating to D (default) from SD (selective default) after the mobile network missed an interest payment. S&P said Cell C faced constrained liquidity because of an ongoing a restructuring agreement, and the company has missed interest payments on its senior secured bonds, as well as other unrated debt instruments.
Early in his career he spent 11 years at Telkom, then another 10 years at Cell C before moving into the MVNO space, consulting to Virgin Mobile SA before becoming a managing executive for Mr Price's MVNO. .

Net1 splits chairman and CEO role

7 Apr 2017 Business
By Paula Gilbert

Net1 is looking to buy a 15% stake in both Blue Label and Cell C for R2 billion each. It also plans to acquire 49.
Using Facebook, Bongani Mabaso has established The Connected Learning Mathematics Club in Gija-Mhandzeni, Limpopo..
Following the announcement of the new offerings, Cellphone bill-optimisation company Tariffic says Vodacom's contracts are still more expensive in comparison with Telkom's recently-announced FreeMe packages, or Cell C's Pinnacle contracts..

Toshiba plays the field

3 Apr 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

South Africa:* Further developments regarding Cell C and Blue Label..
While virtually all MVNOs piggyback on Cell C's infrastructure, Edu Mobile founder, Kyle Isaacs, could not reveal which network it will use..
Cell C is extremely pleased with the enhanced experience Bluchip and Tactile have allowed them to offer their customer base..
The mobile operator is in first place in the yearly customer service benchmark, followed by Cell C, Telkom Mobile and MTN..

Accenture keeps on spending

27 Mar 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

South Africa:* Further news regarding Cell C and its future..

Cell C trailing capex race

22 Mar 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

Cell C's total capital expenditure over the last four years is close to what MTN spent in just one year..

ZTE gets zapped

22 Mar 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

* Excellent interim numbers from Alaris Holdings, with revenue up 134.6% and profit up 493.
Cell C's 15.3 million active customers equal less than half of those of both Vodacom and MTN.

Cell C eyes new MVNO deal

15 Mar 2017 Telecoms
By Admire Moyo

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos..
Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos..

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