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Why Telkom went nuclear on mobile

Why Telkom went nuclear on mobile

Telkom has signalled it’s ready for a serious fight with its bigger rivals, this week taking the wraps off aggressively priced, 4G/LTE data-led mobile packages for both prepaid and contract customers that look set to have its bigger rivals

Telkom just turned SA telecoms on its head

Telkom just turned SA telecoms on its head

Let’s accept the point of departure: mobile contract packages are broken. There are too many bundled voice minutes hardly anyone depletes and an infinitely higher number of completely useless SMSes. Data bundles are almost an after-thought

Mobile rivals may ignore Telkom’s price cuts

Mobile rivals may ignore Telkom’s price cuts

Drastic mobile tariff price cuts by telecoms company Telkom could be ignored by the country’s biggest networks MTN and Vodacom, says an expert. Telkom on Thursday announced its “FreeMe” contract

Just how good are Telkom’s FreeMe plans?

Just how good are Telkom’s FreeMe plans?

On 25 July, Telkom will make its new packages, called FreeMe, available to the market. They’re innovative and they’re making waves. But are these packages right for you? FreeMe is a set of new data-centric packages offered by Telkom

Telkom detonates bomb on mobile rivals

Telkom detonates bomb on mobile rivals

Twenty gigabytes of mobile 4G/LTE data a month, free on-network calls, 1 500 minutes of free calls to other networks, zero-rated WhatsApp and Viber, free SMSes, and free and unlimited Wi-Fi access at

Why Icasa’s auction is a win for everyone

Why Icasa’s auction is a win for everyone

It’s rare: regulation which actually yields a positive result for both sides of the market it intends to “manage”. Sure, the move by regulator, Icasa, to start a licensing process for precious mobile spectrum is

R3bn too much for spectrum: Cell C

R3bn too much for spectrum: Cell C

South Africa’s third largest mobile network, Cell C, has expressed its concern over having to fork out at least R3bn to bid for radio frequency spectrum. Communications regulator Icasa on Friday invited applicants

R3bn reserve price in spectrum auction

R3bn reserve price in spectrum auction

Operators will have to stump up at least R3bn each for access to spectrum to provide next-generation 4G/LTE services, according to an invitation to apply issued by communications regulator Icasa on Friday

Cell C dials back on contract buy-outs

Cell C dials back on contract buy-outs

South Africa’s third largest mobile network, Cell C, has pulled its contract buy-out promotion from its franchise channel, the company has said. In May last year, Cell C launched an initiative to give customers up to

Cell C attracts a million MVNO clients

Cell C attracts a million MVNO clients

Cell C’s mobile virtual network operator platform, which allows other brands to launch mobile services using its network infrastructure, has attracted more than a million end-user customers, the telecommunications operator said on Monday. Brands such as

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