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1:40
Friday

Govt orders MTN, Vodacom to close stores

Cellular shops in malls and shopping centres are to be closed to ensure more employees remain at home during the lockdown.

1:50
1 Apr

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.

3:30

Cell C comes to #DataMustFall party

SA’s third biggest mobile operator will, by 1 May, launch a free lifeline package capped at 250KB per day.

2:40
31 Mar

R31bn tax bill for MTN Group

The mobile operator says it is among the largest taxpayers in many of the markets it operates in.

4:10
30 Mar

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.

2:30
30 Mar

Free data from FNB Connect during lockdown

The bank offers 1GB free data to customers during the nationwide lockdown, as SA looks to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

3:30

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.

5:50

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.

2:40
25 Mar

SA telcos partner health officials to fight COVID-19

The companies join the fight against the coronavirus, zero-rating information portals being run by the Department of Health.

3:20
24 Mar

Analysts give Cell C management thumbs up

In the second half of 2019, Cell C showed encouraging signs in the context of a very difficult business to manage and a tough economic environment, say analysts.

2:10
23 Mar

CompCom distances itself from MTN data price cuts

The competition watchdog says there is no agreement between itself and MTN, saying the operator’s data price reduction proposal was a “unilateral commercial response”.

2:10

Ndabeni-Abrahams suggests hackathon to tackle coronavirus

The communications minister believes an online hackathon can find solutions to address the spread of COVID-19.

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