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Icasa ‘must explain’ mysterious Lot A

Icasa ‘must explain’ mysterious Lot A

The failure by Icasa to explain what a reserved “Lot A” of radio frequency spectrum will be used for should result in the communications regulator being prevented from proceeding with its planned spectrum auction, Cell C has argued

Vodacom announces new FTTH prices

Vodacom announces new FTTH prices

Vodacom has signed lease agreements with a range of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) providers, promising broadband access starting at R499/month for 100GB of data on a 10Mbit/s line. The mobile operator, which is keen to build a significant presence

Vodacom in R1bn railways fibre deal

Vodacom in R1bn railways fibre deal

A week after securing a deal with national treasury worth up to R5bn, telecommunications group Vodacom has announced it has won a 15-year contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa worth an estimated

#DataMustFall could head to national assembly

#DataMustFall could head to national assembly

MPs could the take the debate on allegedly high South African mobile data prices one step further than just a portfolio committee hearing. Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications

Vodacom explains ‘disappearing’ data

Vodacom explains ‘disappearing’ data

Faster networks, better phones and consumers’ own habits have all led to users’ perceptions that their data is “disappearing”, a Vodacom executive has told parliament. The portfolio committee on telecommunications

MTN says its data prices have fallen

MTN says its data prices have fallen

MTN has decreased voice and data tariffs by 58% and 73% respectively in the past five years, despite an increase in costs due to a struggling economy, the company has told parliament. The portfolio committee on telecommunications

Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Excessive regulation, a business model that tried to do too much too soon and trust worries among consumers. These are the reasons Vodacom’s M-Pesa and MTN’s Mobile Money failed in South Africa, according to the CEO

Lack of spectrum keeping prices high: MTN

Lack of spectrum keeping prices high: MTN

MTN officials have told parliament that the release of available spectrum would, in theory, lower data costs. South Africa has yet to migrate to digital broadcasts, a key requirement for opening up radio

EFF roasts Vodacom over data costs

EFF roasts Vodacom over data costs

MPs asked tough questions of service provider Vodacom in parliament on Wednesday, as high data prices continued to come under the spotlight. Vodacom presented to the portfolio committee on

State allocates R2,5bn for broadband push

State allocates R2,5bn for broadband push

The South African government has allocated R2,5bn for a push to roll out broadband networks across the country over the next three years, a potential boon to telecommunications carriers such as Telkom. The first phase of the project will

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