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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

Telkom still pursuing Cell C

Telkom still pursuing Cell C

Telkom is considering acquiring Cell C’s debt as it seeks to gain access to subscribers of the nation’s third largest mobile phone company. Cell C creditors approached Telkom to help reorganise debt that includes

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

Brian Armstrong quits Telkom

Brian Armstrong quits Telkom

Telkom’s chief commercial officer is stepping down. Brian Armstrong will “retire” at the end of March, group CEO Sipho Maseko said in an e-mail to employees on Thursday. Armstrong joined Telkom in 2010 from BT Global Services

Moment of reckoning for Cell C

Moment of reckoning for Cell C

Cell C’s future will be decided by this time next week. That’s when the mobile operator must complete a planned restructuring in terms of which Blue Label Telecoms will take a 45% stake in the debt-laded mobile operator. But there’s now

Telkom ‘mulling’ R13bn bid for Cell C

Telkom ‘mulling’ R13bn bid for Cell C

Telkom is considering a bid of as much as R13bn for Cell C, which has missed debt payments and is trying to complete a recapitalisation, according to three people familiar with matter. Investment banks are also approaching other potential

Let’s not build another monopoly

Let’s not build another monopoly

There is a prevailing view in government – or certainly in the department of telecommunications & postal services – that infrastructure competition in providing broadband is bad. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Icasa defers spectrum auction indefinitely

Icasa defers spectrum auction indefinitely

Communications regulator Icasa has deferred a planned auction of high-demand spectrum indefinitely. In a notice published in the Government Gazette, Icasa said it is deferring the timeframe for the award process “until further notice”. The move is

Business Connexion rebrands as BCX

Business Connexion rebrands as BCX

Telkom’s ICT services arm, Business Connexion, has been rebranded simply as BCX. The decision comes just months after Telkom said it would change the name of the company to Telkom Business

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