Vodacom SA grows Q1 revenues despite drop in prices

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Vodacom South Africa posted a 1.7% annual increase in first-quarter revenue to ZAR 14.79 billion, driven by 16.9% growth in equipment revenue. Service revenue fell 2.0% to ZAR 11.44 billion, mainly due to the 50% cut in the mobile termination rate in April, which led to a 44.0 percent reduction in incoming voice revenue. Active prepaid customers grew 13.2% or …

EditorVodacom SA grows Q1 revenues despite drop in prices

Vodacom South Africa to launch Blackberry Z3 mid-July

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BlackBerry has introduced the Z3 smartphone to South Africa and it will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and online from mid-July. It has a recommended selling price of ZAR 2,999 and will also be available on the Vodacom Smart S plan at ZAR 249 per month. The BlackBerry Z3 has a 5-inch touch display, is equipped with BlackBerry …

EditorVodacom South Africa to launch Blackberry Z3 mid-July

Vodacom South Africa launches 3 mobile phones

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Vodacom South Africa is making new mobile devices available from July, 3 of which will be available exclusively to Vodacom customers for a limited period. The Huawei Ascend P7 will be available only to Vodacom customers via its and online until 06 August available for ZAR 6,699 or with the Vodacom Smart S plan for ZAR 379 per month. The first …

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MTN awarded licence for 2 GHz band (South Africa)

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A spokesperson for the regulator stated that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued MTN with a licence to use the frequencies in the 2,010–2,015 MHz band. MTN intends to use the spectrum for its non-line-of-sight small-cell backhaul service, Icasa told website MyBroadband. MTN’s application resulted in public hearings in August 2013, where Vodacom, Cell C and …

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BitCo inks distribution agreement with Chatz Connect (South Africa)

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South African telecom provider BitCo will sell its home broadband product via Chatz Connect’s network of Retail stores, as reported by the Tech Central. Chatz Connect is the largest of Vodacom’s independent dealers. Bitco, historically focused on the voice communications market, is looking to expand into providing last-mile broadband services and has launched a line-of-sight-dependent home uncapped broadband product using …

EditorBitCo inks distribution agreement with Chatz Connect (South Africa)