All systems go as Ethiopia opens telecoms licence bid
The bid for the long-awaited Ethiopian telecoms operator licence opens tomorrow and mobile operators have a month to submit their proposals.
We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson
The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.
MTN vows to fight Syria curatorship order
The telco readies for yet another battle as the mobile operator seeks to overturn a court order in Syria that placed it under curatorship.
Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO
The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.
Cell C rejects morphing into MVNO, forges ahead with new strategy
The telco rebuffs suggestions it is morphing into a mobile virtual network operator, following its decision to migrate customers to Vodacom and MTN.
Licensing of high-demand spectrum imminent, says ICASA
The regulator stresses that the mock auction and the actual auction will commence by 31 March 2021.
Local 5G subscribers to top 11m in four years
Although 5G is in its infancy in SA, it could see 11 million subscribers and 43% population coverage in the next four years, says Africa Analysis.
Malema casts doubt on Ramaphosa’s spectrum auction plans
The Economic Freedom Fighters bemoans the lack of progress in allocating spectrum, warning that if corruption influences the process, data costs will remain high.
MTN, Mastercard boost e-commerce payments across Africa
Through a strategic partnership, MTN customers with a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to their MoMo wallets can make payments to global merchants.
SA telcos report gains in online shopping channels
MTN, Cell C, Telkom and Vodacom see an uptick in online sales, as more consumers adapt their purchasing behaviour to e-commerce.
MTN demands R170m from GloCell over prepaid airtime
The telco claims between December 2017 and February 2018, GloCell failed to remit payments for prepaid airtime.