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Icasa moves to finalise spectrum licensing

3 Jul 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   2
A significant step towards the rollout of 5G across more of the country.

Vodacom ordered to hand over financial records on Please call me

1 Jul 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   19
Another win for inventor in battle that's been going on for 20 years.

Vodacom appoints Mdlalose as interim CFO

26 Jun 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
Replacing Till Streichert.

High data prices? Don’t blame Vodacom and MTN

20 Jun 2020 /  Martin van Staden   16
The ball is in government’s court to allow data providers to lower their rates.

Vodacom South Africa now a standalone business

UPDATE
21 May 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
To be led by Vodafone director Balesh Sharma.

Facebook, telcos plan subsea cable to connect Africa, Middle East and Europe

16 May 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
The network will have a design capacity of up to 150 terabytes per second on key parts of the system.

Helios expanding mobile-phone tower business in South Africa

15 May 2020 /  Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg  
The shares have gained 7% since the listing late last year, valuing the company at about 1.2 billion pounds ($1.5 billion).

MTN cuts spending plan to preserve cash during virus pandemic

14 May 2020 /  Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg   1
MTN first-quarter sales increased by 11%, while the carrier added 6.6m subscribers to reach 257.3m.

Vodacom: Youth using a lot more data

11 May 2020 /  Moneyweb   1
During lockdown we saw a massive jump in utilisation ... we need an increase in usage to offset some of the impacts of the price drop: CEO Shameel Joosub.

Vodacom ervaar reuse groei in datadienste

11 May 2020 /  Moneyweb  
Shameel Joosub – uitvoerende hoof, Vodacom

Vodacom SA sees data traffic leap 66% in one year

11 May 2020 /  Duncan McLeod  
Contract subscribers grow by 4.2% to 6.1m.

Vodacom reports 8.9% jump in full-year earnings

11 May 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
Group revenue up by 4.8% to R90.7bn.

Vodacom launches 5G mobile network in South Africa

UPDATE
4 May 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   1
Vodacom was recently assigned temporary additional spectrum by the telecoms regulator for the duration of the national state of disaster.

MTN, CompCom in final settlement on data prices

30 Apr 2020 /  TechCentral   4
MTN has finally reached a consent agreement with the Competition Commission over data prices, more than six weeks after rival Vodacom did the same.

Icasa has expropriated our spectrum: Telkom

20 Apr 2020 /  Duncan McLeod   4
Telkom said 27MHz of the 40MHz allocated under the temporary spectrum rules was already assigned to it and was therefore not available for allocation.

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