Mobile operators deliver cheap school Internet

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) recently amended the universal service obligations of MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Neotel, which form part of their radio frequency licenses. These obligations were published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, and also included details on what the operators had done in fulfilling their previous obligations. Three mobile operators …

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Dar’s Tigo nets a million mobile money users

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According to an official statement released by Tigo Tanzania, a unit of emerging markets telecom group Millicom Cellular International, it had added 1 million mobile money service users over the past year and now wants to expand further in the fast-growing market. Mobile money transfers, pioneered by Vodafone’s Kenyan unit Safaricom, have grown rapidly in east Africa, offering companies an …

EditorDar’s Tigo nets a million mobile money users

Vodacom Mozambique runs Lucky SMS competition (Mozambique)

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Mozambican operator Vodacom has launched the ‘Lucky SMS’ competition, offering MZN 1 million as the grand prize. Vodacom Mozambique will give away a Samsung S3 smartphone and MZN 500 in credit daily for twelve months.The competition is a texting quiz and it runs until 10 August. In order to take part, customers need to send an SMS with the word …

EditorVodacom Mozambique runs Lucky SMS competition (Mozambique)

Vodacom customers to enjoy up to 100% savings on international roaming (South Africa)

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Vodacom customers travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) are set to enjoy savings of up to 100 percent on international roaming. These savings, which will be applicable to Vodacom Prepaid, Contract and Top Up customers, will be available from 20 July to 16 September 2012. This promotion will include 60 percent savings for local calls in the UK. Customers will …

EditorVodacom customers to enjoy up to 100% savings on international roaming (South Africa)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)