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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

Vodacom customer numbers fall

Vodacom customer numbers fall

Vodacom Group said customer numbers fell in the first quarter as authorities in international markets that include Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo made changes to the way the company registers subscribers. Group active customers

Vodacom still firing on all cylinders

Vodacom still firing on all cylinders

Vodacom continues to defy weak economic conditions in the markets in which it operates, revealing on Thursday that its strong financial performance in the 2016 financial year has continued into the first three months of its new financial

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

Spectrum auction: the industry reacts

Spectrum auction: the industry reacts

South Africa’s two biggest mobile operators, Vodacom and MTN, have welcomed the decision by communications regulator Icasa to press ahead with a plan to license mobile broadband spectrum through an auction process. Icasa surprised

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

SA ‘poised’ to announce spectrum auction

SA ‘poised’ to announce spectrum auction

South Africa will start the process of selling broadband spectrum after a delay of several years, a significant step toward introducing high-speed Internet in the continent’s most industrialised economy

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