Latest Telecoms News about South Africa

Liquid Telecom Buys South Africa's Neotel

  Privately owned Liquid Telecom has announced that it is buying South Africa's Neotel -- owned by India's Tata Communications and Nexus Connexion--for ZAR6.55 billion (US$428 million)....

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MTN Poaches Vodafone Exec for new CEO

  South Africa's MTN has poached a Vodafone executive as its new CEO as the firm seeks a turn around after it settled a massive fine in Nigeria....

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Ericsson and MTN first LTE-U trial in Africa

  Ericsson and MTN have partnered to successfully trial LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U), a mobile technology innovation that improves indoor app coverage for smartphone users, in South Africa....

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MTN Debt Ratings Downgraded on Weak Home Market/Nigerian Fine

  The downgrade follows the recent rating action on South Africa's sovereign ratings, which is considered together with the impact from recent announcements from the group regarding the fine from NCC, the Nigerian telecoms regulator....

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Google Play launches first carrier billing in Africa as Telkom SA deploys Bango Payment Platform

  Bango and Telkom South Africa, have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa....

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South African Tablet Market Surges but Premium Brands Feel the Pinch

  The South African tablet market bounced back from a disappointing performance in the first quarter of the year to record strong year-on-year growth of 56% in Q2 2015, ...

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Huawei partners with Siemens to deploy South Africa's first GSM-R System

  Huawei is to partner with Siemens Convergence Creators to deploy South Africa's first GSM-R solution for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)....

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MTN to Upgrade its Backhaul Network

  Aviat Networks has announced a new three-year turnkey agreement with MTN South Africa, which is an existing customer. ...

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Cell C Taps Huawei and ZTE for LTE Expansion

  South Africa's Cell C has outlined plans to invest R8 Billion (US$668 million) over the next three years on its LTE network rollout, in selected parts of the country....

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Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet

  Gemalto has announced the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom's m-pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa. ...

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