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Paula Gilbert

Paula Gilbert is ITWeb telecoms editor.

Data regulations could have unintended consequences

18 Aug 2017ICASA's draft regulations may end up increasing data bundle prices.

Analysts believe the draft ICASA regulations on mobile data expiry and out-of-bundle billing could end up unintentionally hurting consumers.

ICASA's revolving CEO door

17 Aug 2017CEO Pakamile Pongwana agreed to a \

The authority is once again looking for a new CEO after announcing the departure of suspended CEO Pakamile Pongwana.

Mr D Food to double customers in six months

16 Aug 2017Devin Sinclair, head of Mr D Food.

The historically telephonic food delivery business has completely digitised its business in the last two years and predicts major growth in 2017.

Tanzania listing to boost Vodacom East Africa presence

15 Aug 2017Vodacom Tanzania is set to become the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange's largest listing to date.

Vodacom Tanzania's listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange today will help cement its position in East Africa, say analysts.

Blue Label deal makes Cell C more competitive

11 Aug 2017Blue Label joint-CEOs Mark and Brett Levy.

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.

WOAN could have irreversible repercussions

10 Aug 2017Research shows WOANs do not provide better coverage, more competition or lower prices.

A new GSMA report advises against implementing a wholesale open access network model like the one SA is preparing for.

ICASA lays down the law on data expiry

8 Aug 2017

The regulator publishes draft regulations that would change mobile data expiry timeframes and out-of-bundle billing practices for telecoms operators.

MTN aims for 300m group subscribers by 2020

7 Aug 2017MTN group president and CEO Rob Shuter.

The target is based on demographic trend predictions which underpin growth across MTN's 22 markets, says group CEO Rob Shuter.

Cell C recapitalisation completed

7 Aug 2017Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.

The long-awaited restructuring has been implemented and Blue Label Telecoms now owns 45% of the mobile operator. 

New MTN CEO clarifies subscriber culling

4 Aug 2017MTN reassess what makes an active subscriber and trims \

The telco's subscriber base has been impacted by its initiative to modernise subscriber definitions, but Rob Shuter believes this will be positive in the long run.

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