Telecom Services

May 18, 2021  |  South Africa: MTN Announces Data And Voice Price Drop!

MTN South Africa has announced the cutting of its prepaid pricing for data and voice calls. The popular mobile operator has also announced a new plan called EverydayTalk for voice calls and changes to its already existing data plan called ...


May 14, 2021  |  Cell C Migrates Customers To Competitor Networks

South Africa’s fourth-largest mobile network, Cell C, has announced the commencement of its turnaround strategy, which sees the mobile operator shut down its physical radio network infrastructure and migrating its subscribers to its competitor networks. Cell C recently released its ...


May 12, 2021  |  Vodacom To Roll-Out 3G And 4G Services Across Rural South Africa

Mobile communications company, Vodacom, has announced the switching-on of 21 new 3G and 4G base station sites which were completed between March 2021 and April 2021 in South Africa’s rural areas. The mobile operator said that the base stations covering ...


May 04, 2021  |  Nigeria: MTN's Subscriber Numbers Decline By 5 Million in Q1 of 2021

MTN Nigeria has released its unaudited results for quarter one of 2021. The result indicates that its mobile subscribers have declined by 5 million to 71.5 million, which has been attributed to the regulatory sim card sale restrictions. According to ...


MTN Bids In Ethiopia - To Solidify Leadership Across Africa

MTN Group has identified the second-most-populous country on the continent as its next target to expand reach across the continent.  According to reports, MTN has confirmed that it has submitted its bid for a telecoms licence in Ethiopia. The telecommunications ...

South Africa: Cell C Reports More Than US$384 Million - Reports

South African mobile operator, Cell C, has released its full-year report for the year ending 31 December 2020, reflecting a loss of US$384 million, an improvement from its 31 December 2019, where it suffered a US$530 million loss. According to ...

Vodacom Announces Drop Of Data Prices - Reports

In 2020, the Competition Commission investigated the two leading mobile operators Vodacom and MTN, on their data pricing. The agreed resolution to the investigation was that the competitors had to cut down their data prices; alternatively, they face prosecution by ...

MTN Group Affirms Focus On Pan-African Market

The MTN Group, a multinational mobile carrier specialising in emerging markets and operating in various African countries, has reported its latest figures of 280 million subscribers, making the operator the largest mobile operator on the African continent. It has been ...

Kenya: M-Pesa Dismisses Claim Of Rift From Safaricom Partnership

Kenyan mobile operator, Safaricom, has dismissed claims that they will be parting ways from its mobile phone-based money transfer service, payments, and micro-financing partner M-Pesa.   Addressing the speculations at the Africa Financial Industry Summit 2021, interim CEO of M-Pesa ...

South Africa: Telkom Sees Revenue Growth - Driven By Mobile Usage Surge

Telkom South Africa has announced bumper revenue growth for the quarter that ended December 2020. According to its financial reporting, Telkom said that its Group's revenues grew by 0.9% in the quarter, on a year-on-year comparison. The Group's growth was ...

Nigeria Govt. Welcomes MTN's New CEO, Urge Telcos To Stick To Best Practices

The Nigerian minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa A.I Pantami has pulled the ears of telecoms operators in the country, saying that they must work assiduously to bring global best practices to Nigeria and that corner-cutting for short-term ...

Nigeria Sees Growth In 3G, 4G Telecom Towers

Nigeria has seen an increased growth in its third generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS). On Thursday, the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta announced that BTS deployment in Nigeria has increased ...

Telecom: South Africa's Cell-C Transitions Its Customers To MTN

It does feel like it's the beginning of the end for mobile network operator Cell-C, as it starts transitioning its customers on to the MTN network.  This process comes as the mobile operator prepares to switch off its radio access ...

South Africa: Telkom Partially Withdraws Court Case Against Spectrum Allocations

Telecoms giant Telkom has withdrawn part of its court application against the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that forces the regulator to inform all potential parties interested in the spectrum auction of the proceedings. In late 2020, Telkom ...