Telecom

Sep 02, 2020  |  Leadership Reshuffle Continues Inside MTN Group

MTN has announced it is making changes to the composition of the board of the MTN Group and that of its principal subsidiary - MTN South Africa.   A media statement from the MTN press office stated that Christine Ramon ...


Aug 24, 2020  |  South Africa: Cell C To Shut Half Of Physical Stores - Many Job To Go!

South African mobile operator, Cell C, is reportedly in the process of closing down a sizeable number of its physical stores across the country as it continues to battle with grave financial predicament. It is being reported that 128 of ...


Aug 03, 2020  |  Nigeria: MTN Reports Subscriber Growth, Increased Revenues And A Dip In Profits

According to the latest financial statements provided by MTN to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company says it has increased the number of subscribers to its mobile network to 71.1 Million people,  a 15.6 per cent increase within the ...


Jul 20, 2020  |  Nigeria: Lawmakers Set To Reward NCC's Boss With Another 5 Years Tenure

Professor Umar G. Danbatta, the incumbent Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is set to be re-appointed by the Nigerian government as the country's Senate prepares to wave through his confirmation for another five years.   ...


South Africa: MTN Senior Execs Give Up Salary Increase To Help COVID Impacted Colleagues

Senior executives of MTN South Africa are reportedly offering not to receive their annual salary increases, but instead, have asked the company to donate the fund to helping company staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    MTN South Africa's corporate ...

South Africa: Cell C In Showdown With Workers Union Over Planned Lay-offs

The struggling South African telecoms company, Cell C, is being warned by its workers' union to expect significant pushback over its decisions to sack thousands of its workers.   The Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) has demanded that Cell C ...

South Africa: Telcos Gear Up For ‘Battle Royale’ Over 5G

By all indications, South African telco majors are gearing up to might big battles over who get 5G access. Telkom, MTN and Vodacom are all readying the war-chest for winning the fight.   Leading contender so far is Telkom, which ...

MTN and Vodacom Pursue Interests As Ethiopia Opens Up Some More

Africa’s largest telecoms networks are making strident overtures to secure interest in the Ethiopian telecommunications market, as the sizeable African nation begins to liberalise its telecommunications and ICT industry.   It is reported that Vodacom and MTN, the South African ...

South Africa: Cell C Looking To Shed Hundreds Of Workers

South Africa telco, Cell C has announced that it is a consultation process that will lead to the reduction of more than 900 of its current work-force. The affected staff could include members of the junior management cadre as well ...

Orange - the Mobile Network - Looks To Enter Nigeria and SA Market

Orange - France biggest telecoms operator is said to be eyeing the Nigerian and South Africa mobile telephone market, considering to enter the market as the earliest possible time.   Speaking to industry press, Orange's CEO, Mr Stephane Richard suggested ...

MTN Has ‘Significant Market Power In Ghana’ Says NCA

The Ghanian National Communication Authority has declared MTN as having a significant market power in the country, and this means there could be a move to take corrective actions under the relevant regulations and guidelines.   Referencing Ghana’s National Telecommunications ...

Nigeria: Alan Sinfield Is New Chief Executive At 9mobile

The Nigeria mobile telecommunications company - 9mobile - has announced the appointment of Mr Alan Sinfield as its new CEO, as it seeks to now drive for market growth.   Alan Sinfield is said to be a seasoned manager with ...

MTN Nigeria Looks To A US$126 Million Bond Issuance

MTN - Africa biggest mobile network by subscriber base - is looking to issue a bond to the tune of one hundred and twenty-six million US dollars in Nigeria - its largest market.   The bond, expected to be raised ...

MTN Still The Most Admired African Brand - Survey

A recent consumer survey of Africa's best brand has confirmed that MTN is still the most loved African brand.   The survey, released on Monday, was conducted in 27 countries with a representation of about eight per cent of the ...