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.
President Ramaphosa wants spectrum impasse resolved soon
The president calls for mediation in the legal disputes that have held back the country’s spectrum auction process.
Telkom plans fintech offensive as digital wallet service grows
The company signed up 10 000 subscribers to its digital wallet operated on WhatsApp – Telkom Pay – since its launch in December 2020.
Telkom launches virtual card for transacting on WhatsApp
The telecoms company unveils Africa’s first Mastercard virtual card for use on WhatsApp, enabling Telkom Pay customers to make e-commerce payments.
Telkom to reuse legacy copper infrastructure in fibre, 5G push
The company plans to repurpose some of its legacy copper infrastructure as it shifts focus to next-generation technologies such as fibre and 5G.
Telkom unit BCX’s woes persist
The company sees 10% reduction in revenue and says the severe financial pressure experienced by customers led to reduced IT spend and expenditure delays.
Next-gen tech makes lion’s share of Telkom’s income
The company says despite a challenging economic environment, group revenue grew 0.4% to R43.2 billion for the financial year ended 31 March.
Vodacom ramps up fibre plans, signalling multibillion investment
The multibillion-rand fibre investment plan is part of the company’s strategic direction of diversifying revenues from its mobile business.
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.
Telkom uses broadband as bait in new consumer strategy
The company says its primary focus is to make broadband accessible to all South Africans, to drive economic activity following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telkom fights graft with whistleblowing platform
The company unveils a platform to enable the public to report any acts or suspected acts of fraud, corruption and irregular conduct.