Telecoms entrepreneur encourages infrastructure-sharing

Africa’s appetite for cost-efficient access and over-the-top services presents unique business opportunities, says Gateway Communications founder Peter Gbedemah.


Vodacom, Seacom partner in African network venture

The companies enter a network partnership to initiate the next chapter of their African connectivity venture.


Vodacom targets business with digital transformation workshops

The mobile operator offers business acceleration workshops in collaboration with Google, Facebook and Business Doctors.


Big gains for Vodacom as M-Pesa surges

Vodacom is hitting high notes as its mobile money service continues to bring in massive profit for the telco.


Vodacom intros emergency app for the deaf

The mobile operator adds another channel for persons with hearing impairments to contact emergency services from their mobile phones.

27 Sep

Vodacom launches SA's first smartphone-only town

The operator launches what it calls the country’s first smartphone-only town in Wakkerstroom where everyone now owns a 3G-enabled device.

Sep 19, 2019

Vodacom’s Cassim turns loss-making unit into golden goose

Mariam Cassim, Vodacom’s head of financial services, tells ITWeb how she turned the unit into a billion-rand concern in 36 months.

Sep 4, 2019

MTN, MultiChoice close shops amid xenophobic violence

In the interest of safeguarding customers and staff, the companies close some outlets in SA, Nigeria and Zambia.


More unhappy consumers porting their mobile numbers

Over eight million customers to date have switched network providers due to dissatisfaction with the service and finding better deals elsewhere.


Vodacom uses tech to empower SA women farmers

The Vodacom Foundation expands its digital literacy programme to equip small-holder farmers with digital literacy and business skills. 

Aug 20, 2019

How SA operators' 4G availability compares

With a score of 83.6%, MTN remains the leader in Opensignal’s 4G availability measurements.

Aug 19, 2019

Please Call Me negotiations anything but fair, says Makate

Nkosana Makate feels democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom should be considered in his discussions with Vodacom.

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