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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 new 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

TalkCentral: Ep 149 – ‘FreeMe, Seymour’

TalkCentral: Ep 149 – ‘FreeMe, Seymour’

In the latest episode of TechCentral’s podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Telkom’s new FreeMe packages and why they’re set to shake up the telecommunications industry in South Africa. Also this week, they ask whether Telkom

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 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

Telkom can now procure out of rivals’ gaze

Telkom can now procure out of rivals’ gaze

Telkom can now procure goods and services without having to go through the very public tendering process mandated by the Public Finance Management Act, a development that will help it keep its strategic plans out of the public

Why SA mobile users switch networks

Why SA mobile users switch networks

A new research report by Analysys Mason has provided insight into why mobile users switch networks and the impact of so-called over-the-top services like WhatsApp. The company’s South Africa Connected Consumer Survey

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