Advent International to buy McAfee for $14bn

A consortium led by US private equity firm Advent International will pay $14 billion for the cyber security firm established by tech entrepreneur John McAfee in 1987.


ICASA to raise R200m as operators get provisional spectrum

The licences are valid for a period of seven months, commencing from 1 December 2021 and ending on 30 June 2022, says the regulator.


Pick n Pay introduces self-service via WhatsApp

Pick n Pay customers are now able to directly engage with the retail giant, following the introduction of its chat commerce facility available via WhatsApp.

17 Nov

MTN, WASPA fight rogue SMS subscriptions

The operator collaborates with the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association, to protect customers from unwanted mobile subscriptions or spam SMSes.


IHS Towers Signs Telecom Tower Acquisition Sale and Lease Back Agreement with MTN in South Africa

IHS Holding Limited (“IHS Towers”), one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count, has signed agreements to acquire 5,709 telecommunication towers in South Africa from Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited (“MTN”), one of the leading mobile telecommunications operators in South Africa (the “Transaction”).

15 Nov

Vivo rolls out latest addition to Y-series portfolio

The Chinese smartphone brand expands its Y-series smartphone portfolio in the local market by adding the Y33s.


ICASA makes amends with provisional spectrum, say analysts

By releasing provisional spectrum, the regulator is making a tacit admission that it erred in withdrawing the temporary spectrum, market watchers say.


ICASA calls on operators to apply for provisional spectrum

The regulator invites applications from operators for provisional assignment of radio frequency spectrum under the new National State of Disaster Regulations.

10 Nov

Xiaomi plans to dislodge Huawei, Samsung in SA

The firm believes its first flagship device in SA will be a game-changer, as it makes in-roads in a market traditionally dominated by Samsung, Huawei and Apple.

4 Nov

MTN weathers COVID third wave as revenue soars

Africa’s biggest telco says it is committed to investing in the capacity and resilience of its networks, while scaling its platforms to drive accelerated growth.


Telkom adds MTN as roaming partner

In this latest agreement, MTN South Africa has been added by Telkom for the provision of 2G, 3G and 4G services.

Oct 29, 2021

Data, fintech, digital services lift MTN Nigeria in Q3

Fintech revenue grew by 55.2%, as customers continued to increase their use of the telco’s broader fintech services, while digital revenue surged by 56%.

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