Cell C

Cell C appoints new chief commercial officer

Simo Mkhize re-joins Cell C from MTN SA, having spent the last 13 years in various commercial executive roles in SA’s major operators.


Cell C comes to #DataMustFall party

SA’s third biggest mobile operator will, by 1 May, launch a free lifeline package capped at 250KB per day.

30 Mar

Some MTN, Vodacom stores remain open during lockdown

SA’s leading mobile carriers say the telecoms industry has been designated an essential service and they are taking this responsibility seriously.

30 Mar

Free data from FNB Connect during lockdown

The bank offers 1GB free data to customers during the nationwide lockdown, as SA looks to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.


Free Market Foundation calls for more spectrum, defends telcos

The liberal think tank says recent recommendations by the Competition Commission for the operators to cut data prices by half are misplaced.

27 Mar

Vodacom centre to support victims of gender-based violence

The Skype-enabled 24-hour command centre will assist the victims of gender-based violence during the 21-day national lockdown.


Telcos set to get temporary spectrum during lockdown

The regulator and mobile operators look for ways to ease congestion and ensure good quality of broadband services during the nationwide lockdown.

24 Mar

Analysts give Cell C management thumbs up

In the second half of 2019, Cell C showed encouraging signs in the context of a very difficult business to manage and a tough economic environment, say analysts.

23 Mar

Under-pressure Cell C loses 2.9m subscribers

The operator declares a loss of R3.94 billion for the year ended December, compared to a R7.36 billion loss in 2018.


SA’s telcos expect data usage boom as remote working becomes norm

Local telecoms operators are confident they can meet the mass increase in data demand, as workers and students go online to beat the spread of coronavirus.


FNB Connect awaits stability at Cell C to scale

The bank wants stability at the financially-constrained telco in order to fully grow its mobile virtual network business.

12 Mar

Cell C’s spaza pilot project to create 230K jobs

The telco expands its Spaza 5 000 pilot project throughout SA, promising the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs for M4JAM jobbers.

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