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ICASA chairperson bemoans telecoms infrastructure vandalism

Battery theft and vandalism at cell tower base stations is nothing short of a treasonous act, ICASA chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng tells Parliament.

2:00
Wednesday

MTN to appeal $14m licence fee ruling in Uganda

The company says it will appeal a decision by the country’s High Court ordering it to pay millions for a transitional licence

1:10
Monday

Former MTN boss Phuthuma Nhleko takes seat on JSE board

The former MTN CEO has also been nominated as chairman-designate and will assume the role of JSE board chairman next year.

2:40
5 May

MTN-backed Ayoba notches up over 5m users

The instant messaging app now supports 5.5 million users across the African continent, as its features expand to include voice and video calling.

3:30
4 May

MTN looks to connect 60K homes with Supersonic AirFibre

The first commercial rollout of the fibre-quality connectivity solution will commence in Soweto, Mamelodi, Fairlands and Honeydew.

2:20
3 May

MTN Foundation hands over multimedia centre in Limpopo

The MTN Foundation creates a multimedia centre in Limpopo that will cater for deaf, blind and partially-sighted students in digital skills development.

2:50

MTN to pour R2bn into Ghana infrastructure expansion

MTN Ghana commits to spend R2.1 billion in total capex in the year, to meet the demand of digital services and help maintain network quality.

3:40
22 Apr

COVID-19 has SA business turning to ‘switchboards in the sky’ to maintain productivity

The pandemic prompted more businesses to move across to the mobile PABX platform, says Songezo Mosisi, acting general manager of SME at MTN Business.

6:20

Spectrum policy flaws ‘will alienate millions of South Africans’

The spectrum policy is impaired by fundamental failures, which will rob millions of South Africans of crucial digital services, says the Free Market Foundation.

1:30

Ethiopia sets new date for telecoms licences bids

The deadline has now been shifted from 5 March 2021 to 26 April 2021, as the country opens up its telecommunications industry to private investment.

2:30
Apr 9, 2021

Blow to MTN staffers accusing execs of swindling them of millions

The High Court removes the case in which the employees were accusing the company’s senior execs of swindling millions of empowerment shares.

3:20

Local device manufacturers get a bite of govt comms tender

Device manufacturers serving SA’s mobile carriers are set to score a big chunk of the newly-issued multibillion-rand government communications tender.

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