Vodacom introduces all-in-one smart plans (South Africa)

Editor Africa, Mobile, Mobile Data, Mobile Pricing, South Africa

Vodacom announced the launch of all-in-one Smart Plans which include the smartphone, data, talk time and SMS. These Smart Plans, specifically designed for smartphone users, will be supported by a wide range of smartphones, great network coverage and unmatched customer experience introducing a Smart New World to Vodacom customers. With Vodacom’s new all-in-one Smart Plans, customers will be able to …

EditorVodacom introduces all-in-one smart plans (South Africa)

Cell C and Vodacom slash rates for prepaid segment (South Africa)

Editor Africa, Mobile, Mobile PrePaid, Mobile Pricing, South Africa

Mobile operators Cell C and Vodacom have introduced new packages for the prepaid segments, with both operators offering local calls to any network for $0.12. According to a report by iol, in a move that industry watchers believe will trigger a wave of price cuts, Cell C last week introduced its 99 cents for real tariff – slashing its rates …

EditorCell C and Vodacom slash rates for prepaid segment (South Africa)

Vodacom eyes acquisition opportunities in Africa (Africa)

Editor Africa, Mobile, Mobile Mergers and Acquisitions

South African cellphone operator Vodacom Group Ltd. said that it is ready to grow its operations further across Africa and is on the hunt for small acquisitions. Chief Executive Pieter Uys told DJN that they feel more comfortable that they have the recipe to be successful outside South Africa. Uys said the company is looking to make smaller acquisitions in …

EditorVodacom eyes acquisition opportunities in Africa (Africa)

Vodacom launches low flat rates for Africa roaming (Africa)

Editor Africa, Mobile, Mobile Roaming

Vodacom customers can expect huge roaming savings when travelling to 6 African countries where Vodacom and Vodafone operate. These countries include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania. Vodacom is leveraging its presence and that of its parent company Vodafone in these African countries, to provide customers who travel to these countries with reduced rates applicable …

EditorVodacom launches low flat rates for Africa roaming (Africa)

Cell C may offer Apple iPhone (South Africa)

Editor Africa, Mobile, Mobile Smartphones and Devices, South Africa

Mobile operator Cell C may have reached an agreement with US giant Apple to sell the iPhone in South Africa. According to reports, CEO Alan Knott-Craig said that they are planning to sell the iPhone in the coming months. This will be a first for the operator as they have not signed a contract with Apple earlier. With Apple leading …

EditorCell C may offer Apple iPhone (South Africa)

Cell C appoints Alan Knott-Craig as CEO (South Africa)

Editor Africa, Mobile, Mobile Management and Administration, South Africa

South Africa based mobile operator Cell C has appointed Alan Knott-Craig as its CEO effective from 1 April 2012. Prior to this, Alan was the CEO for South Africa’s biggest telecom company, Vodacom. According to company reports, Simon Duffy, non-executive Chairman, Cell C said that Alan is one of the most capable and experienced leaders in the industry and he …

EditorCell C appoints Alan Knott-Craig as CEO (South Africa)

Bharti Airtel contemplates mobile service launch in South Africa and Cameroon (Africa)

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India’s leading telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel may be planning to expand its network in South Africa and Cameroon, as learned through industry sources. Airtel is a dominant player in the mobile industry with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Mobile penetration has steadily been increasing in African countries, and with most of the global markets being saturated, emerging …

EditorBharti Airtel contemplates mobile service launch in South Africa and Cameroon (Africa)

Vodacom Lesotho: More than just a leading brand (Africa)

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The Vodacom Group is a leading cellular communications company in Africa. Vodacom Lesotho started operating in 1996 with the Government of Lesotho as a shareholder through its stake in Lesotho Telecommunications Corporation. According to company reports, the global partnership with Vodafone, which started in 2008, put the leading Lesotho network operator at the forefront of developments, and changed the face …

EditorVodacom Lesotho: More than just a leading brand (Africa)

African mMoney revenue to grow to $3 bn in 2015

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A new study has revealed that in Africa, mMoney operator revenue as a percentage of total operator revenue will continue to rise to more than 5% in 2015, representing a nearly US$3 billion opportunity. While Safaricom’s M-Pesa in Kenya has long been the lone success story in the mMoney universe, researcher can now see success being replicated in Uganda and …

EditorAfrican mMoney revenue to grow to $3 bn in 2015

Vodacom and MTN cleared of price fixing charges (S Africa)

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has reportedly cleared Vodacom and MTN of price-fixing, collusion and setting interconnect fees unfairly high. According to reports, this decision was made despite the Competition Commission finding that MTN and Vodacom had similar rates and admitting that it still had residual concerns about the companies’ high rates between 2004 and 2009. The Competition Commission’s manager for …

EditorVodacom and MTN cleared of price fixing charges (S Africa)

Rwanda completes $95m fibre network

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Rwanda has reportedly completed construction of a 2,300 kilometre fibre optic network that links the country to undersea cables running along the east African coast. The project which was commenced in October 2009 at a cost of $95 million, was set up to increase access to broadband services and attracts foreign investment through business process outsourcing. According to Ignace Gatare, …

EditorRwanda completes $95m fibre network

Vodacom red to arrive in April (South Africa)

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Vodacom, South Africa is all set to unveil its new branding early next month and it is believed that the company will have a distinct Vodafone feel to it. In May 2009, Vodafone increased its stake in Vodacom to 65%, giving the UK-based mobile giant control over Vodacom and removing Telkom as a shareholder.  Since then, Vodacom has increasingly launched …

EditorVodacom red to arrive in April (South Africa)