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)