Vodacom, Discovery launch free COVID-19 telemedicine platform
The companies unveil an online platform that makes it possible for patients to access a professional without having to travel to the healthcare facility.
MTN stores remain open during lockdown despite intimidation
Despite the alleged harassment endured by some of its employees at the hands of police enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown rules, the telco’s stores will be open.
Explosive growth for Vodacom e-School platform amid lockdown
The mobile operator says user registrations have gone up by over 1 000% compared to previous historic periods, nearing one million users.
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.
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.
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.