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ICASA makes amends with provisional spectrum, say analysts

By releasing provisional spectrum, the regulator is making a tacit admission that it erred in withdrawing the temporary spectrum, market watchers say.

Aug 18, 2021

MTN evaluates Afghan exit plans as Taliban retakes Kabul

The telco says it is assessing its options to leave the volatile country, but for now, it will continue to offer services to its millions of subscribers in the region.

Jul 22, 2021

Vodacom spearheads 5G in Mpumalanga, lights up six sites

The telco says the deployment of the latest mobile technology in the province will give residents access to affordable mobile broadband as an alternative to fibre connectivity.

Mar 25, 2021

SA’s satellite connectivity industry braces for shake-up

Industry players and analysts believe the local satellite connectivity market is about to open up, with new entrants looking to set up shop in South Africa.

Jan 18, 2021

WhatsApp extends privacy policy deadline amid user backlash

The Facebook-owned messaging app delays the implementation of its new privacy policy, as users increasingly flock to competitors Telegram and Signal.


Less than 1m South Africans forecast to boycott WhatsApp

Less than 5% of local users are predicted to boycott the Facebook-owned messaging app after it introduced a controversial privacy policy.

Nov 23, 2020

Spectrum allocation now critical, analysts warn ICASA

Telecoms experts say the sustainability of price reductions will depend on the market structure the regulatory authorities create with spectrum allocations.


MTN unlocks mobile virtual network operator potential in SA

The launch of PnP Mobile demonstrates the mobile virtual network operator market has been enriched by the entry of MTN as a wholesale provider, analysts say.

Aug 12, 2020

Draft 5G tower policy threatens property rights in SA

Civic organisations and market watchers say the draft policy, which allows licensees to erect 5G towers on private property, may infringe on constitutional rights.

Aug 4, 2020

Telkom financial services unit seeks to digitise floating cash

The telco says its newly-launched financial services division aims to digitise the cash that is still floating in the economy.

Aug 3, 2020

Positive reaction to Telkom’s financial services adventure

The telco moves into the competitive financial services space, promising to offer financial solutions to empower businesses and individuals.

Jul 20, 2020

Rain’s pricing takes 5G war to Vodacom, MTN

The mobile data-only network is offering a far more compelling offer with unlimited plans at this stage than its bigger rivals, say analysts.