As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. From the #DataMustFall backlash involving the likes of Vodacom and MTN to a set of new details of the Nedbank data hack. The world of tech keeps turning while seemingly everything else is in the […]

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Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

MTN CEO, Rob Shuter says South Africans can expect an announcement from the telecom giant in regards to data price cuts shortly, according to My Broadband. This comes after Vodacom made a similar announcement after it had reached an agreement with the Competition Commission on 10 March regarding the telecom’s data prices. Due to the […]

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MTN Data Price Cut Announcement Expected Soon

MTN Group today announced an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 and that group president and CEO Rob Shuter would be stepping down from his role at the end of his contract in March 2021. 

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MTN reports commercial momentum, strategic progress and strong financial results

MTN Group announced what they believe is an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 – most notably the addition of 18 million customers to reach a total of 251 million and that group president and CEO, Rob Shuter, would be stepping down from his role at the end of his […]

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MTN Reaches 250 Million Customer Milestone

MTN announced that the group president and CEO, Rob Shuter, will be stepping down from his role in March 2021 – ending his four-year fixed contract. “The board thanks Rob for the contribution he has made, and continues to make, to MTN,” says the mobile telecoms giant. “The succession process will be concluded during the […]

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MTN Group CEO to Step Down

South African telecoms giant, Vodacom has agreed to reduce the cost of its data offerings by as much as 40%. This is following a finding that the country’s mobile data prices were the highest on the continent, according to a report from the Competition Commission. South African telecoms giant Vodacom has agreed to reduce the […]

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Vodacom Agrees to Drop Data Prices by as much as 40%

Standard Chartered and MTN Zambia have announced a partnership to reward clients who open a digital bank account with free data by leveraging on MTN Zambia’s customer management platform called Infinity.

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StanChart and MTN Zambia Partner on Zambia’s first digital bank

MTN Zambia is set to introduce a new range of digital products and services for 2020. This “exciting” new product range stems from an effort to “bring the benefits of modern connected life to its customers,” writes Lisa Mulozi, manager of communications at MTN Zambia. These new products are expected to enhance customer experience and […]

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MTN Zambia Introducing New Range of Digital Products for 2020

GeoPoll conducted a study with 400 South Africans via a mobile web link to understand how they are using their phones. The study focused on what features and apps they use most often and how they are paying for these features each month. Why is this important? South Africa (SA) is one of the top […]

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Top South African Smartphone Habits that You Should Know

MTN Nigeria has released its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Despite a challenging operating environment, the company continued to deliver double-digit growth in service revenue in line with its medium-term guidance. Voice revenue growth remained healthy, and data revenue continued to accelerate, supporting a 12.6% increase in service revenue with an […]

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MTN Nigeria reports double-digit growth in 2019

MTN Benin and Gozem have teamed up to give MTN subscribers the chance to order motorcycle taxis, tricycles and car taxis via Gozem’s Android & iOS applications without consuming their internet data package. This strategic ‘Zero-Rating’ partnership between Gozem and MTN Benin creates mutual value by facilitating access to affordable transport for MTN Benin subscribers […]

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MTN will no longer use Consumer’s Internet Data when Hailing Rides in Benin

2019 marked the ‘year of the customer’ for MTN Ghana as it saw an overall 12.3% increase in subscribers reaching to 22.6 million. The telecoms provider maintained market leadership with 55.21% market share. Service revenue increased by 22.8% year-on-year (YoY), underpinned by growth in revenue from data and Mobile Money (MoMo). Despite double-digit growth in […]

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MTN Ghana reports 12.3% Increase in Subscribers, tightening Grip on Market Share

South Africa is the continent’s telecom powerhouse as it is home to Africa’s largest and most valuable operators – Telkom, MTN, Vodacom. MTN is the largest mobile operator in the entire continent, while Vodacom dominates the market in South Africa specifically. In terms of fixed-line, Telkom and Liquid Telekom are still the biggest and badest […]

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South Africa’s 9 Most Valuable Telecoms

MTN Group announced that it has chosen Tecnotree to be a strategic partner for its Digital Transformation journey. Tecnotree, a global provider of business support systems for the telecom industry, will commence the transformation in Ghana. As the first country to undertake this process, MTN Ghana will use Tecnotree’s Digital BSS Suite 5 to help […]

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MTN and Tecnotree team up to tackle Digital Transformation across Africa

MTN Rwanda has announced a crucial milestone in their path to digitalisation; on 15 February 2020, the distribution of physical airtime vouchers was successfully phased out in favour of a fully digital solution.

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MTN Rwanda & Seamless Distribution Systems partner to digitize airtime top up

MTN Zambia has announced the top three winners of the Zambian edition of the 2019 MoMo Hackathon developer challenge which was launched in October 2019. 


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MTN Zambia announces MoMo Hackathon winners

Cell C has unveiled its latest turnaround plans in a bid to make the network provider viable once more. The company has been faced massive obstacles due to “a misguided business strategy, a recapitalisation in 2017 which burdened the business with unsustainable debt, poor decision making and bad governance”, according to Cell C CEO, Douglas [&hellip

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Cell C reveals its turnaround strategy

MTN Rwanda has announced that it will phase out the sale and distribution of physical airtime vouchers.

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MTN Rwanda Fully Digitizes Airtime Top Up Process

Vodacom is set to launch its very own 5G network this year after signing an agreement with South African wholesale network provider, Liquid Telecoms. The roaming and managed services agreement is said to give Vodacom permission to roam on Liquid Telecom’s 5G network while also maintaining it. “This agreement will allow Vodacom to offer customers [&hellip

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Vodacom on track to launch 5G network in South Africa

South African cellular network titan MTN has come under legal scrutiny as the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has found that what MTN describes as ‘Unlimited’ minutes are, in fact, not unlimited, writes Business Insider. A cap of 3,600 minutes per month on cellular calls is imposed, effectively limiting your calls to 2 hours per day, [&hellip

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MTN’s “Unlimited” minutes aren’t what they seem, says advertising regulator.

The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities that were unimaginable just a few years ago and changing the way we lead our lives, both at work and during our leisure time. Connectivity is not just limited to [&hellip

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How Network Performance paves the way for Growth

MTN Zambia has announced the launch of two affordable 3G and 4G smartphones, dubbed Dandy and Rio, aimed at bridging the digital divide and deepen digital inclusion in the country. Bart Hofker, the network provider’s CEO, says “the Dandy and Rio smartphones we are introducing today will provide our customers with an easy and convenient [&hellip

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MTN Zambia launches two new 3G and 4G smartphones

MTN Cameroon, leader of the electronics communications sector in Cameroon, has announced the results of the Cameroonian edition of the MoMo Developer Hackathon Challenge 2019 competition launched in October 2019.

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MTN Cameroon rewards best MoMo startups

MTN Zambia has launched a new range of non-expiry mobile data bundles dubbed Freedom bundles.

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MTN Zambia launches non expiry data bundles

MTN announced its Asset Realisation Programme (“ARP”) in March 2019 which aims to simplify its portfolio, reduce debt and risk, improve returns and realise proceeds of at least R15 billion over three years.

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MTN realises R14 billion in asset sales in 2019

MTN Cameroon has announced the end of the first phase of its MTN Youth Internship Programme (YIP).

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100 youths complete their internships at MTN Cameroon

With festive session around the corner, MTN continues to appeal to communities to report theft and vandalism of network towers.

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MTN appeals to consumers to report battery theft in the lead up to the festive season

With prices as low as USD$50, Ghanaian Smartphone lovers can now get for themselves brand new 4G and 3G entry level smartphones that run on the android Go Operating System.

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MTN Ghana unveils iPro Amber 5S and iPro amber 5S Pro smartphones

Icasa to probe Cell C, MTN deal

Communications regulator Icasa said on Tuesday that it will probe the just-signed expanded roaming agreement between MTN South Africa and Cell C.

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Icasa to probe Cell C, MTN deal

Telkom rubbishes talk of hostile bid for Cell C

Telkom on Tuesday rubbished talk among some JSE traders that it is planning a hostile bid for Cell C.

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Telkom rubbishes talk of hostile bid for Cell C

Telkom reacts to Cell C, MTN deal

Telkom said that it expects that the “parties involved” will have considered the newly announced, much-expanded roaming agreement between Cell C and MTN South Africa “in the context of the discussions with Telkom”.

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Telkom reacts to Cell C, MTN deal

Huge Group partners with MTN following Cell C dispute

JSE-listed telecommunications specialist Huge Group said on Monday that it has partnered with MTN South Africa to provide additional GSM voice services to its subsidiary companies.

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Huge Group partners with MTN following Cell C dispute

Telkom shares tumble as Cell C, MTN cosy up

The share price of Telkom tumbled on Monday morning while Blue Label Telecoms rose after MTN South Africa and Cell C announced they had signed a massively expanded roaming deal.

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Telkom shares tumble as Cell C, MTN cosy up

MTN, Cell C deal ‘meets regulatory requirements’

Cell C’s expanded roaming agreement with MTN South Africa, which was signed at the weekend, “adheres to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements”, the companies said.

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MTN, Cell C deal ‘meets regulatory requirements’

MTN, Cell C ink new roaming deal

MTN South Africa and Cell C have signed a comprehensive new roaming deal, potentially making it more complicated for Telkom to pursue an acquisition of Cell C.

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MTN, Cell C ink new roaming deal

Intrigue as JSE intervenes in Telkom’s Cell C pursuit

Telkom on Friday informed investors that it is pursuing an acquisition of Cell C. So, why didn’t Telkom just say so in the first place? By Duncan McLeod.

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Intrigue as JSE intervenes in Telkom’s Cell C pursuit

With Black Friday being the most anticipated shopping day of the year, MTN is gearing up to offer customers even bigger deals.  As the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, it promises to offer customers massive discounts on selected deals.

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MTN gears up for Black Friday sale promotion

Is Telkom on a fool’s errand with Cell C?

Any deal for Cell C has to resolve its roughly R9-billion debt problem, which is about R1.5-billion larger than it was last May. By Hilton Tarrant.

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Is Telkom on a fool’s errand with Cell C?

Cell C rescue deal must comply with the rules: Icasa

Communications regulator Icasa on Wednesday moved to caution those involved in various efforts to rescue mobile operator Cell C that any deal must meet “regulatory compliance requirements”.

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Cell C rescue deal must comply with the rules: Icasa

Cell C talks up ‘constructive discussions’ on recapitalisation

As speculation swirls that Telkom has a made a third approach to Cell C about a potential acquisition, the financially distressed mobile operator on Tuesday said it is making progress on a planned recapitalisation.

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Cell C talks up ‘constructive discussions’ on recapitalisation

Telkom sets date for 2G network switch-off

Telkom will terminate 2G services in March 2020, CEO Sipho Maseko said in an interview with TechCentral on Tuesday. It will be the first national operator in South Africa to do so.

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Telkom sets date for 2G network switch-off

Why Telkom is back at Cell C’s door

Telkom wants to buy Cell C in a plan that will include reducing its troubled rival’s debt and renegotiating contracts with suppliers, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

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Why Telkom is back at Cell C’s door

Vodacom’s plan to leapfrog its rivals (again)

Not enough attention is paid to the extent to which Vodacom, the country’s largest mobile operator, leverages resources from (and executes the global strategy of) parent Vodafone.

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Vodacom’s plan to leapfrog its rivals (again)

Telkom poised to make a move on Cell C?

Telkom issued a cautionary notice to shareholders on Tuesday saying it is in discussions in relation to a possible acquisition – and the most likely target is Cell C.

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Telkom poised to make a move on Cell C?

John Churu, from biztechafrica’s Botswana Office, filed questions to the MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa and sought to learn more about the path MTN is charting as the world sees unprecedented growth in the ICT space as wrought in by the unpredictable Internet of Things (IoT) and the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

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MTN at 25: “We learnt invaluable lessons in Nigeria”

Vodacom South Africa capex jumps 18%

Vodacom spent almost R4.8-billion on expanding and improving its network in South Africa in the six months to 30 September 2018, an 18.2% jump from the same period a year ago.

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Vodacom South Africa capex jumps 18%

The chunk of spectrum that may be key to 5G in South Africa

One hundred and sixteen megahertz of bandwidth looks set to be pivotal for South Africa’s successful initial roll-out of next-generation, super-fast mobile 5G networks.

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The chunk of spectrum that may be key to 5G in South Africa

In its continued effort to fight against the exploitation of children on the internet, MTN Group has announced the launch of its Child Online Protection initiative by signing a partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).  

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MTN partners with Internet Watch Foundation to make the Internet a safer place for children

EXCLUSIVE: SA operators poised for early 5G spectrum bonanza

Icasa is poised to announce a plan to auction off radio frequency spectrum suitable for the roll-out of 5G infrastructure in a move that is likely to be widely welcomed by the telecommunications industry.

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EXCLUSIVE: SA operators poised for early 5G spectrum bonanza

MTN to offload R8-billion in tower assets

MTN Group is in advanced talks to sell stakes in tower assets in Ghana and Uganda worth as much as R8-billion as Africa’s largest wireless carrier looks to accelerate a broader disposal plan.

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MTN to offload R8-billion in tower assets