South Africa's two biggest mobile phone companies will buy Nashua Mobile's 900 000 mobile subscribers after it deemed its model unsustainable.
The high court’s decision on MTN and Vodacom’s review of Icasa’s regulation of mobile interconnection rates highlights the role that regulators play.
Cellphone giants Vodacom and MTN have to implement the communications authority's rates despite a high court ruling them invalid and unlawful.
SA industries are choosing to go to court rather than offer better deals to their customers, holding the economy back and limiting job creation.
MTN is looking to reduce its exposure to costly infrastructure in Africa by selling off cellphone tower networks, say sources close to the matter.
The cellphone giants are taking the communications authority to court over its plan to cut call interconnect rates between mobile networks.
Telkom has announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with MTN South Africa for the two providers to share each other's networks.
A deal between the telecommunications giants could help reduce the cost of wireless business.
The battle between Icasa and MTN could knock cellular rates, but may lead to a deterioration in service.
Angola's state-run phone company looks set to make a profit after receiving a $314-million government bailout.
Icasa has announced new call termination regulations will come into effect on April 1.
Africa's biggest mobile company said earnings per share jumped 25%, buoyed up by a foreign exchange gain from the weaker rand.
Icasa has postponed plans to cut call rates by up to 50% due to an interim order obtained by MTN and Vodacom which suspends the planned reductions.
Icasa's new rules would effectively give mobile customers lower rates, and firms' complaints against them show greed, says Alistair Fairweather.
MTN plans to defend the lawsuit brought by Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, and which was previously heard in the US.
Communications and technology company seeks justice in South Africa.
A Turkish cellphone company has opened a lawsuit against MTN seeking damages for losses incurred as a result of MTN's actions, says the company.
Cellphone operator Cell C has lodged a complaint with the Competition Commission against MTN and Vodacom for anti-competitive conduct.
Cell C has laid a complaint against its bigger rivals, Vodacom and MTN, at South Africa's competition authorities.
The market has reacted negatively to news that termination rates will drop by 20 cents in six months time.