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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.

19 Jul

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.

13 Jul

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.

Jun 23, 2021

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.

Jun 11, 2021

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.

Jun 7, 2021

Poket Mobile debuts in SA, extending list of MNVOs

The Mbinga Network brand operates through an agreement with FREI, a mobile virtual network enabler.

May 31, 2021

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.

May 20, 2021

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.

Apr 20, 2021

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.

Apr 1, 2021

SA’s top operators share govt’s lucrative telecoms tender

The companies will each make two mobile bundles available to the various public services, as well as provide gadgets.

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