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MTN is a pan-African mobile operator with the strategic intent of Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress. At end 30 June 2021 it had 277.3 million customers in 21 markets.... [more info]

Icasa to license ‘provisional’ spectrum ahead of auction

10 Nov 2021 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
To prevent any connectivity disruptions while it finalises a permanent auction, which has been mired in court battles.

Vodacom to buy Egypt unit from parent in R40.86bn deal

10 Nov 2021 /  Loni Prinsloo and John Bowker, Bloomberg  
Expanding the South African carrier’s operations into the north of the continent.

Market Watcher: US dollar drifts lower ahead of inflation data release

8 Nov 2021 /  Fifi Peters  
Makwe Masilela – CIO, Makwe Fund Managers

MTN se aandeelprys loop ná nuus uit Nigerië

8 Nov 2021 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
Jan Vermeulen - algemene redakteur, MyBroadband.

MTN is said to make takeover approach for Telkom

8 Nov 2021 /  Aaron Kirchfeld, Loni Prinsloo and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg    1
Shares in the telecom have risen more than 177% this year.

Markets and music

8 Nov 2021 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
Novare is trying to beat inflation by 3.5% – ‘but with substantially less volatility than the JSE’, says Jacobus Brink, who heads up its multi-management division and is also a musician.

Rand firms after strong US jobs data

6 Nov 2021 /  Nqobile Dludla and Alexander Winning, Reuters  
Which boosted optimism about the global economic recovery.

MTN surges as Nigeria nears approval for mobile banking license

5 Nov 2021 /  John Bowker, Bloomberg  
The stock is the year’s best performer on Bloomberg World Telecommunications Index.

MTN cheap even as political risk always possible

5 Nov 2021 /  Simon Brown   
FNB's Chantal Marx talks Afrimat results and the MTN update. Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist of Agbiz gives an update on the agriculture sector as we head into the summer season. Simon's thoughts on the FOMC tapering and the latest retailer results and updates.

MTN in rude health – group service revenue jumps 19%

4 Nov 2021 /  Duncan McLeod  
In South Africa, a plan to sell the group’s towers to a third-party tower operator have made progress, CEO says.

MTN seeking to raise R3.7bn from sale of Nigeria shares

4 Nov 2021 /  John Bowker, Bloomberg  
The sale comes as MTN looks to finalise a sale-and-lease back of its South African telecom-mast portfolio and list shares in the Uganda operation in Kampala.

Cell C reports improved interim results

28 Oct 2021 /  Fifi Peters  
‘We've seen that the prepaid offering gives a lot of value to the customer; and really for us that is our focus ... and of course making sure that we are profitable’: CFO Zaf Mahomed.

MTN and Vodacom join Telkom in temporary spectrum lawsuit

18 Oct 2021 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
To stop the regulator withdrawing temporary frequency spectrum assigned at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Rain jumps to Icasa’s defence

18 Oct 2021 /  Duncan McLeod   2
It wants the court to reject Telkom’s request for an urgent interdict to stop Icasa from taking back temporary spectrum.

So which mobile operator customers enjoy the best network quality?

13 Oct 2021 /  Palesa Mofokeng   8
It isn’t exactly a close race between MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, Cell C and Rain …

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