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Paula Gilbert

Paula Gilbert is ITWeb telecoms editor.

Cell C trailing capex race

22 Mar 2017Over the past four years, Vodacom SA spent R31.2 billion in capex, MTN SA R33.5 billion and Cell C R11.6 billion.

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

Cell C subscriber numbers place it firmly in third place

17 Mar 2017Last July, Cell C claimed it had 24 million 'total' customers but now says in December it had 15.3 million 'active' clients.

Cell C's 15.3 million active customers equal less than half of those of both Vodacom and MTN.

New leadership takes over MTN

13 Mar 2017Rob Shuter, MTN group president and CEO.

MTN's new group CEO Rob Shuter and incoming SA CEO Godfrey Motsa both take up their new roles at the telecoms giant today.

MTN gives new SA CEO R8m in shares

10 Mar 2017Godfrey Motsa will take over as MTN SA CEO on 13 March.

The telco awards Godfrey Motsa close to R8 million in shares, subject to performance conditions.

Shareholders in favour of Altron's new strategy

10 Mar 2017Altron CEO Robbie Venter will be replaced by MTN SA CEO Mteto Nyati sometime before July.

Investors vote in favour of a new strategy for the group that will see the Venter family give up control of the company after over 51 years.

DTPS not renegotiating ICT White Paper

9 Mar 2017The DTPS is committed to finalising its implementation plan for the ICT Policy White Paper by the end of March.

The department says it is considering a proposal on the implementation of the ICT White Paper but says the policy is final and will not be renegotiated.

Report: Vodafone slams proposed Safaricom split

8 Mar 2017An opposition lawmaker has called for Safaricom to be broken up into pieces.

Michael Joseph, Vodafone's director of mobile money, reportedly said splitting M-Pesa from Safaricom's business is "inconceivable thinking".

Digital services 'increasingly crucial' for MTN

6 Mar 2017MTN says many of its digital businesses are still in the investment phase.

The telecoms operator emphasises digital services in future, after group digital revenue spiked by 44% in 2016.

Pinnacle reports strong interim earnings, changes name

3 Mar 2017Pinnacle will change its name to Alviva.

The group's interim revenue grew 47%, to R6.3 billion, and it announces it will soon change its name to Alviva.

MTN SA expects triple-digit growth in digital revenue

3 Mar 2017MTN SA CEO Mteto Nyati.

CEO Mteto Nyati anticipates strong growth for the telco's digital services in 2017, as MTN plans to launch eight new digital services in SA.


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