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MTN develops SD-WAN to tap into narrow band IOT

The operator is developing a software-defined wide area network and is re-purposing sites to harness narrow band IOT.


MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

Motlanthe, who will report to CFO Ralph Mupita, joins the mobile operator from Absa Asset Management.


MTN names Vodacom exec as chief digital, fintech officer

The operator appoints ex-Vodacom chief officer of strategy, Yolanda Cuba, to drive financial services and digital solutions.


MTN engages Comp Commission, Eliovect cries foul

The Competition Commission probes Eliovect’s allegations that MTN and Cell C are colluding with Blue Label to block black service providers.

16 Jul

Non-telco firms to play greater role in 5G environment

The impending introduction of 5G technology will usher in a new ecosystem in communications, say analysts.

16 Jul

Airtel and MTN Launch GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative Promoting Digital Inclusion in Rwanda

‘We Care’ Launched in Rwanda to Drive Mobile Internet Uptake and Promote Digital Skills, Supported by Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation


Criminal syndicates wreak havoc at telco base stations

South African mobile operators lose hundreds of millions of rands due to criminals and vandals targeting their base stations, and they say the battle is far from over.

12 Jul

Report names Vodacom, MTN as top brands

South African mobile brands MTN and Vodacom record strong brand value in the Brand Finance South Africa 50 2019 ranking.

12 Jul

IOT poser for telecoms industry, say analysts

Mobile operators are urged to leverage the Internet of things to attract new customers.


MTN Zakhele-Futhi scheme 'inconsistent with B-BBEE aims'

The broad-based BEE commission says the mobile operator did not comply with the objectives of the Empowerment Act.

10 Jul

MTN, Sanlam insurtech partnership may face stumbling blocks

The companies will have to overcome hindrances such as the lack of disposable income and insurance culture in Africa, say analysts.


MTN favours Dubai to host new company

MTN GlobalConnect will support and fuel incremental business for SA, while streamlining through a single point of contact.

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