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3:40
Yesterday

Cash-strapped Cell C channels funds to data scientists

The financially-constrained telco invests R5 million in a partnership with Explore Data Science Academy to train local youth and upskill its employees.

5:50

CompCom, ICASA headed for #DataMustFall battle

The Competition Commission declares data costs are too high and takes Vodacom and MTN to task, while ICASA maintains data prices are just right.

5:40
Friday

Low subscriber numbers and debt kill Cell C Black

Disappointing subscriber numbers and a poorly executed strategy led to the closure of Cell C’s streaming service, Black.

2:50
29 Nov

Cell C rejects Telkom’s takeover bid

Telkom receives written notice from the Cell C board of directors rejecting its non-binding proposal.

3:10

Probe finds USAASA lost R34m in irregular expenditure

The comms minister details the investigation, which included the alleged irregular appointment of former CEO Zami Nkosi.

2:20
19 Nov

ICASA interrogates Cell C, MTN roaming deal

The regulator commences discussions with the parties to clarify their arrangement to the authority.

4:10
18 Nov

Cell C gets MTN lifeline, Telkom bid now doubtful

Analysts believe the new roaming agreement presents an opportunity for a Cell C turnaround but differ on the prospects of Telkom’s takeover bid succeeding.

3:20
18 Nov

Cell C, MTN extend roaming deal

The mobile operators’ extended roaming agreement will help Cell C broaden its 4G network coverage nationally.

4:40
15 Nov

Cell C, Telkom confirm tie-up discussions

For the first time, both companies publicly confirm they are in discussions over a possible acquisition deal.

1:30
13 Nov

ICASA weighs in on Cell C acquisition speculation

The regulator cautions that all necessary compliance requirements pertaining to purported transactions must be fulfilled.

2:00
12 Nov

Debt-ridden Cell C in advanced talks with MTN

The troubled telco issues a statement following media speculation that it is a potential target of Telkom.

2:00
12 Nov

Telkom hints at imminent acquisition

The company says plans are afoot to acquire an unnamed target, with the future of debt-ridden Cell C remaining uncertain.

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