The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has been urged to unlock competition in the mobile data markets.
Following a disastrous South African launch in 2010, Vodacom has redesigned and relaunched M-Pesa, the mobile money service that transformed Kenya.
The telecom giant's sales rose to R18.3-billion in the second quarter with data revenue from other African countries accelerating growth.
The cellphone giant's mooted new buy is just one example of how the telecoms sector is converging.
International digital music service Spotify is said to be in talks with Vodacom to provide users with access to its music library.
Vodacom concluded a deal to buy Neotel for R7-billion. Arthur Goldstuck looks at the meaning of the deal for South Africa telecoms.
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.
The cellphone giants are taking the communications authority to court over its plan to cut call interconnect rates between mobile networks.
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.
Vodacom is looking into music and video content from Naspers on the back of a future reduction in data prices and faster connection speeds.
Vodacom has planned to increase investment in the country as it speeds up the pace of network upgrades.
Vodafone's interests in Africa may be up for grabs if AT&T does acquire its European operations.
A merger between AT&T and Vodafone would create the world's largest telecommunications operator, but it could impact Vodacom.