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Vodacom Tanzania seeks R2,8bn in IPO

Vodacom Tanzania seeks R2,8bn in IPO

Vodacom Group’s Tanzanian unit plans to raise R2,8bn in a share sale, the first of a series of initial public offerings by telecommunications companies on the domestic stock exchange this

Blue Label vows to serve all operators

Blue Label vows to serve all operators

Blue Label Telecoms has denied its contract with Vodacom to distribute airtime is being cancelled, rubbishing widespread market speculation that the mobile operator has served notice to terminate

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

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

Vodacom, Makate to revive talks

Vodacom, Makate to revive talks

Nkosana Makate and telecommunications company Vodacom will now have to revive in good faith negotiations after a deadlock in talks to determine reasonable compensation over the “please call me” service. The

Data to overtake voice revenues at Vodacom

Data to overtake voice revenues at Vodacom

In the current quarter, data revenue should overtake that which Vodacom’s South African operation derives from voice services. In the company’s third quarter, data service revenue in South Africa totalled R5,5bn

Vodacom gets into comedy

Vodacom gets into comedy

Vodacom has added a comedy channel, called Gunga7.com, to its line-up of channels on its Video Play service.
The mobile operator has licensed content from Diprente Films to launch the channel. It takes the number of

Court throws out ‘please call me’ application

Court throws out ‘please call me’ application

The constitutional court has dismissed an application brought by Nkosana Makate, the man who it found had invented the popular “please call me” service, ordering him to pay the costs of the application. “The constitutional court has considered

Vodacom can say it has SA’s ‘best network’

Vodacom can say it has SA’s ‘best network’

Vodacom is entitled to claim in advertising that it has South Africa’s best network, the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has ruled, dismissing a complaint from rival MTN. MTN took umbrage at a

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