Vodafone’s Congo unit suffers shareholders battle

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The Congo unit of Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s largest mobile-phone company, is facing a shareholders dispute under which the Congolese unit is seeking a $484 million capital injection in the business through a share sale. The move is expected to dilute the stake of the Congolese unit. According to a letter issued on March 15 by Vodacom Congo …

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Vodacom partners Nedbank to launch M- Pesa in South Africa

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A joint initiative to bring the M-Pesa mobile money transfer service to South Africa has been announced by Nedbank and South African mobile operator Vodacom. Other South African markets already avail the facility of M-Pesa including Afghanistan. The service enables customers to transfer money from person to person using a mobile phone. In order to ensure that the initiative …

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Vodafone contracted by DPDHL for MPLS network (Germany)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Deutsche Post DHL’s (DPDHL) five year contract to provide a fully managed MPLS network in 67 countries has been won by Vodafone. Vodafone will connect over 400 sites across Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Vodafone Global Enterprise will also provide an international Wide Area Network (WAN) across the three regions and a domestic WAN in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through …

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Zain’s legal dispute with Nigerian assets might delay Bharti deal

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The pending legal dispute over the ownership of Zain on its Nigerian assets might lead to the delay in the selling of the African assets by the company to Indian telco, Bharti Airtel. Econet Wireless Holdings and Zain have been undergoing a long dispute and the former has claimed a right of first refusal when a collection of shareholders …

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South Africa’s Telkom pays R3.9bn to DOC

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: R3.9 billion has been gained by the Department of Communications from the sale of Vodacom by Telkom. Extraordinary” dividends have been paid by SA’s fixed-line operator after it sold off its 15% stake in Vodacom last year. R22.5 billion were earned by Telkom’s 15% stake of which the bulk was paid out to its majority shareholder, government, which has …

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Vodacom South Africa to launch Mobile Money service

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The mobile money service, M-PESA will be introduced in South Africa by Vodacom and its South African banking partner. The new service will enable 26 million mobile phone subscribers in South Africa who have access to a mobile phone, but do not have or have only limited access to a bank account, to send and receive money via their …

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MTR proposal rejected by ICASA (South Africa)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The proposed mobile termination rate (MTR) cuts have been rejected by South African regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) which instead will impose its own regulations on the country’s telcos. On November 13, 2009, an agreement was reached between Cell C, Vodacom and MTN to reduce MTRs from an average of ZAR1.25 (USD0.16) per minute during …

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1.1 mln customers lost by Vodacom in December quarter

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: With 9.5% increase last year, African mobile operator Vodacom’s mobile customer base reached 40.5 million. Due to the RICA rules in South Africa and a change in disconnection policy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Vodacom lost a net 1.1 million customers versus September. The decline was entirely due to prepaid losses, while the contract base grew by 190,000 …

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New billing system for Vodacom to be deployed by NSN

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A unique charging and billing system will be supplied by Nokia Siemens networks (NSN) to Vodacom Tanzania under the contract signed between them. As per the agreement, the pre-paid subscribers of the telco could benefit from the same promotional campaigns and value added services (VAS) as their post-paid counterparts, and vice versa. The solution will be deployed the basis …

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Shareholders of Vodacom DRC engage in public spat

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A public spat has been started by the shareholders of Vodacom DRC which is a combined entity of Vodacom with 51% and Congolese Wireless Network with 49% stake, with the latter accusing the South African group of reneging on promises. USD200 million has been demanded by CWN to compensate for dues allegedly ‘illegally’ extracted by Vodacom from the DRC …

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Financial plans of Vodacom Congo in dispute

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Discussions are being carried out by the Mobile operator Vodacom with its minority shareholder in the DRC that could affect the relationship with this shareholder. Although the company has constructively engaged Congolese Wireless Networks (CWN) which is 49% shareholder, no concrete results has come out. Vodacom owns 51% of the Vodacom Congo which commenced operations in 2002. The funding …

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Vodafone opens new office to target SA multinationals

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The global enterprise business of Vodafone opened its office in South Africa targeting locally-based multinational companies. The aim behind this step was to offer consistent mobile solution for multinational businesses besides providing a single service for all their operations irrespective of the country it is based in. Global Enterprise has its office in the US, Europe and parts of …

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