Threats by telecomms giants to start charging for services like WhatsApp and Skype are the behaviour of schoolyard bullies, says Alistair Fairweather.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has been urged to unlock competition in the mobile data markets.
Nigeria's telecoms regulator has cracked down on MTN's service levels, but the company says consumers will ultimately be the ones to pay.
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.