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Vodacom’s owners fined for not giving customers airtime

Vodacom’s owner Vodafone has been fined £4.6 million in Britain for “serious and sustained” customer failures.

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Telkom data bundle transfer launched

Telkom prepaid subscribers can now transfer data bundles to one another.

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How #DataMustFall was a load of nonsense

Africa Check decided to fact-check #DataMustFall claims that South Africans spend 24.7% of their income on data – this is what it found.

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Afrihost Mobile network emergency maintenance

Afrihost will conduct emergency maintenance on its mobile network from midnight.


Telkom LTE users consume more data on average than ADSL and fibre combined

These graphs show how fast mobile data consumption on Telkom’s LTE network is growing compared to its fixed broadband networks.

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MTN South Africa’s subscriber numbers drop, new Group CEO coming soon

MTN has released its latest quarterly update, which states that new Group CEO Rob Shuter will join MTN on 13 March 2017.

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Hacker can intercept any LTE call and text

Hacker Wanqiao Zhang of Chinese hacking house Qihoo 360 has demonstrated how calls and text messages on 4G LTE networks can be intercepted and shut off.

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MTN’s big drive into digital services

MTN SA CEO Mteto Nyati discusses the challenges of declining voice revenues, the threat of OTT services like WhatsApp, and the move into the digital and enterprise markets.

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Vodacom high upload speed technology launched

Vodacom has launched DC-HSUPA technology on its network, doubling the peak upload speeds subscribers can get.

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How Vodacom and MTN upped their game

We take a look at how the major mobile networks have improved their performance compared to our previous War Drive tests.

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