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Blue Label vows to serve all operators

Blue Label vows to serve all operators

Blue Label Telecoms has denied its contract with Vodacom to distribute airtime is being cancelled, rubbishing widespread market speculation that the mobile operator has served notice to terminate

Blue Label, Cell C firm up deal

Blue Label, Cell C firm up deal

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Cell C have reached an 11th-hour agreement that now appears to pave the way for a major restructuring of the debt-laden mobile operator

Cell C hits back at BEE partner

Cell C hits back at BEE partner

Cell C has hit back at its black economic empowerment partner CellSAf, which at the weekend threatened to take the mobile operator to court if it proceeds with a planned restructuring in terms of which

Telkom drops another FreeMe bomb

Telkom drops another FreeMe bomb

Telkom has launched a new cellular product family, called FreeMe Family, extending its market-shaking, data-led FreeMe plans launched in mid-2016. The new plans are meant to help families – and small

CellSAf vows to block Cell C restructuring

CellSAf vows to block Cell C restructuring

Cell C’s black economic empowerment shareholder, CellSAf, which currently holds 25% of South Africa’s third largest mobile operator, has warned it will head to court this week if a planned restructuring goes ahead, saying it’s

TalkCentral: Ep 168 – ‘MWC preview’

TalkCentral: Ep 168 – ‘MWC preview’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the big announcements expected at Mobile World Congress, including new smartphones from HTC, Huawei, Sony and, yes, Nokia. Also this week, DStv hikes its prices

SqwidNet IoT network now live in Gauteng

SqwidNet IoT network now live in Gauteng

SqwidNet, the newly established subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa, is making quick progress with the deployment of its Internet of things network, already providing coverage to many parts of Gauteng. SqwidNet CEO Reshaad Sha

Interview: SqwidNet CEO Reshaad Sha [podcast]

Interview: SqwidNet CEO Reshaad Sha [podcast]

Dark Fibre Africa subsidiary SqwidNet is building a national Internet of things network in partnership with France’s Sigfox. The CEO of SqwidNet, Reshaad Sha, sat down with Duncan McLeod to

Cell C board rejects Telkom’s overtures

Cell C board rejects Telkom’s overtures

The board of Cell C has rejected overtures from rival Telkom to acquire the mobile operator and said it is “unable and not willing to pursue any discussion” with South Africa’s fixed-line incumbent. The move appears to pave the

Bill Venter steps down as Altron chairman

Bill Venter steps down as Altron chairman

Bill Venter will next week step down as chairman of Altron, the group he founded more than 50 years ago. He will be replaced by Mike Leeming, a retired banker who has been on the Altron board since 2002. Venter will assume a

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