SA consumers still favour low-cost feature phones, says Nokia
Nokia manufacturer HMD Global says feature phones still make up its biggest category, as more South Africans opt for cheaper devices with basic features.
Vodacom rakes in R24.8bn revenue in Q1
The company reports strong results in the first quarter, which also saw the awarding of a telecoms licence in Ethiopia and interest in its VodaPay ecosystem.
Vodacom spearheads 5G in Mpumalanga, lights up six sites
The telco says the deployment of the latest mobile technology in the province will give residents access to affordable mobile broadband as an alternative to fibre connectivity.
Telkom, Tencent unveil JOOX-backed music app
As the telco focuses on digital content propositions to drive revenue growth, it partners with Tencent to launch Telkom Music, powered by JOOX.
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.
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.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s 5G subscriptions to top 70m by 2026
The uptake of the next-generation mobile tech will outpace predecessors, as service providers rush to switch from 4G to 5G, says Ericsson’s Todd Ashton.
Spectrum court case shelved amid settlement negotiations
The Independent Communications Authority of SA opens the doors for settlement negotiations rather than continuing with the spectrum court challenge.
Vodacom invites developers to join VodaPay ecosystem
The telco's financial services unit calls on developers and businesses to join the VodaPay ecosystem by building their own “Mini Programs”.
DFA CEO Andries Delport eyes telco sites in fibre push
The new CEO wants to use the experience from Vodacom to target mobile businesses, as the open-access fibre provider looks to grow its market share in SA.
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.