Analysts hail Maseko’s Telkom ‘masterclass’ as he bows out
Outgoing Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko managed to chip away at all the big three players’ market share, to become a viable competitor, say industry watchers.
Telkom picks up the pieces after unrest in SA
The telco urges customer patience as it rehabilitates vandalised infrastructure in the aftermath of the riots that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
SA’s mobile operators count losses after massive looting
As the running battles between law enforcement and looters continue, the telcos resort to closing shops to ensure the safety of employees and customers.
Cell C decommissions physical radio access network in three provinces
The mobile operator outlines progress made to migrate its prepaid MVNO customers to roam solely on its partner network, MTN, via a virtual radio access network.
National Treasury calls for local cellular device manufacturers
The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer hopes to stimulate the sector through extending its transversal contract.
Telco base stations under siege amid latest load-shedding
As power blackouts persist, mobile operators see a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity.
Poket Mobile debuts in SA, extending list of MNVOs
The Mbinga Network brand operates through an agreement with FREI, a mobile virtual network enabler.
Further hike in tech prices forecast as chip shortage lingers
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says chip supply shortages could take a couple of years to address, evoking fears of a further increase in tech prices.
Telkom intros full prepaid international roaming services
Customers can activate international roaming through the telco’s self-service platforms, either via the Web site or USSD.
Loss-making Cell C evolves into digital services company
The mobile operator says the evolution will enable it to hold off competition by taking a different approach, as its larger rivals are all heavily invested in infrastructure.
Local device manufacturers get a bite of govt comms tender
Device manufacturers serving SA’s mobile carriers are set to score a big chunk of the newly-issued multibillion-rand government communications tender.