Vodacom Mozambique plans investment of $60 million

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: An investment of more than US$60 million has been planned by Vodacom Mozambique over the next two years to expand its network. 43% increase in the number of customers last year to 2.3 million has resulted in the decision for expansion. 100 new transmission towers has been planned to be set up by the network mainly in the centre …

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South African telco Cell C profit rises

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Despite tough competition from dominant players Vodacom and MTN Group, the annual profit of South Africa’s third largest mobile phone operator, Cell C has increased, courtesy, the 8% increase in subscribers. Majorly owned by Saudi Arabian group Saudi Oger, Cell C has been increasingly seen as a potential takeover target. According to the company, EBITDA went up to ZAR1.4 …

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South African operators asked to lower termination fees

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The operators of South Africa have been asked by regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to further reduce their interconnection fees by July. A new interconnection fee of 65c from July onwards has been approved by the regulator along with an off-peak mobile termination fee of 77c. Vodacom, MTN and Cell C expressed their willingness to …

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Vodacom Congo’s future uncertain as it heads for arbitration

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The future of Vodacom Congo seems to be looming in dark as the shareholders of the company are moving towards an arbitration process which means that the capital flow into the company’s operations in Congo will become very limited. According to Bob Collymore, Vodacom Group’s chief officer for corporate affairs, at least now management knows that there is a …

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Mozambique govt issues tender for 3rd license

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Long anticipated tender for a third mobile network operator license has finally been issued by government of Mozambique. US$25 million has been set as the reserved price for the license, with the last date for submissions due by July 6th 2010. After winning the license, the operator can begin operating within 30 days of the license being granted. Earlier …

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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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