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Inside MTN’s huge network overhaul

Inside MTN’s huge network overhaul

In the 18 months to June 2016, MTN has invested R16bn in its network in South Africa. Nearly a third of this – R4,5bn – was spent on adding 1 300 new physical sites to its footprint. This addition translates

MTN to host ‘household names’ as MVNOs

MTN to host ‘household names’ as MVNOs

MTN South Africa is set to help launch consumer brands as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), according to the company’s CEO. The brands include “household names”, MTN South Africa

MTN’s Mteto Nyati takes the fight to No 1

MTN’s Mteto Nyati takes the fight to No 1

It’s well known that MTN South Africa has had a torrid few years. It’s lost market share to Vodacom and Cell C, it’s suffered debilitating industrial action, its network hasn’t been up to snuff, its customer service

Don’t destroy our industry, MTN pleads

Don’t destroy our industry, MTN pleads

The national integrated ICT policy white paper, approved last month by cabinet, is a threat to the telecommunications industry and must be revisited urgently because it will chase away those investing

MTN SA names new technology chief

MTN SA names new technology chief

MTN South Africa has appointed Giovanni Chiarelli as its new chief technology and information officer. Chiarelli replaces Babak Fouladi, who was interim CTO in addition to his role as MTN group executive for technology and information systems. Chiarelli has 17 years

MTN names call centre outsource partner

MTN names call centre outsource partner

MTN South Africa has named Adcorp subsidiary Rightsource as the preferred partner to manage its outsourced call centres. The move, which has been met with union resistance, will see MTN adopt a “hybrid” call centre model in

Top CEOs meet over spectrum impasse

Top CEOs meet over spectrum impasse

The leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest information and communications technology companies, including the four mobile operators, have met and agreed that the only way of resolving the impasse over broadband spectrum

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Communications regulator Icasa was wrong to push ahead with a planned spectrum auction in the absence of government policy on the issue and should withdraw an invitation to operators to apply for access until that policy

Vodacom takes aim at Telkom’s FreeMe

Vodacom takes aim at Telkom’s FreeMe

Vodacom has become the first operator to respond to the aggressive new “FreeMe” tariff plans from Telkom. But the country’s biggest operator is not exactly shouting about its new “+ (Plus)” plans from the

MTN’s not-so-little reputation nightmare

MTN’s not-so-little reputation nightmare

Operationally, the time-suck on executive leadership from the Nigerian fine fallout had nothing to do with its other units across Africa and the Middle East. It’s always managed to run its “OpCos” quite independently, which arguably has a few more

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