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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Ball in the court of UK regulator to decide on Vodafone-Three merger

    Ball in the court of UK regulator to decide on Vodafone-Three merger It took more than a year for a long-anticipated merger of Vodafone Group Plc and CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.’s Three to come together. And it could take just as long for the deal to clear the antitrust and national security...
  2. Jan

    Vodacom says it is unaffected by Vodafone's 11,000 job cuts

    Vodacom not planning job cuts Vodacom said it would not be affected by the new Vodafone CEO Margherita Della Valle’s plan to cut around 11,000 jobs. Della Valle unveiled a plan to revive growth at the telecom giant, pledging to slash jobs and simplify the company’s corporate structure.
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodafone wants to extract more value from Vodacom — considering merger, divestment, or stake sale

    Vodafone wants to extract more value from Vodacom — considering merger, divestment, or stake sale Vodafone Group Plc is exploring options for its African business as investors ramp up pressure on the UK telecom company to boost performance, people familiar with the matter said. The...
  4. Jan

    WIOCC lands 2Africa at Amanzimtoti

    World's longest undersea fibre cable lands in Amanzimtoti The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) expects to land the Facebook-backed, 45,000km-long 2Africa undersea fibre cable at Amanzimtoti near Durban on Monday, according to reports. This comes after successful landings at Yzerfontein...
  5. Jan

    2Africa subsea cable lands at Duynefontein

    Photos of MTN GlobalConnect's 2Africa undersea cable landing in South Africa The world’s longest undersea cable, 2Africa, has made landfall at Duynefontein near Cape Town. MTN GlobalConnect officially announced the landing on Tuesday. It brought the cable to shore last week. --- Facebook's...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Etisalat weighs buying part or whole of Vodacom

    Etisalat weighs buying part or whole of Vodacom Emirates Telecommunications Group Co. is exploring a potential investment in Vodafone Plc’s African business as it seeks to boost its international footprint, people familiar with the matter said. The Abu Dhabi carrier is studying the feasibility...
  7. Jan

    Vodafone CEO Nick Read ousted after commercial challenges

    Vodafone CEO ousted Vodafone Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Nick Read will step down at the end of 2022, after he failed to halt a years-long slide in the telecommunication giant’s share price and mergers with major rivals failed to materialize. After four years in the post and 21 years at...
  8. Jan

    Low-earth orbit cellphone networks a threat and opportunity for Vodacom and MTN

    Game-changer can threaten Vodacom and MTN's business models New technological developments that enable mobile phones to connect directly to low Earth orbit satellites are a game-changer which can threaten mobile operators’ current business models. When Apple unveiled the new iPhone 14, it...
  9. Jan

    iPhone could finally get satellite calling - but is it too late?

    iPhone's satellite calling feature might finally launch — but could be too late Apple has finished testing satellite connectivity on its upcoming iPhone 14 series, but launching the feature will depend on concluding deals with operators. That is according to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi...
  10. Jan

    Vodacom has priority access to AST SpaceMobile's satellite mobile network engineering test

    Vodacom to test satellite network for regular cellphones Vodacom says it has priority access to test AST SpaceMobile’s satellite-based mobile network when the engineering trial begins later this year. The South African mobile network said it is a leading partner in developing the technology.
  11. Jan

    Nokia, AST SpaceMobile join forces for mobile broadband from space

    Nokia and AST SpaceMobile building satellite network for regular cellphones Nokia Oyj will provide equipment to connect AST SpaceMobile Inc. satellites to the global telecommunications network, creating a crucial link in a planned space-based broadband network designed to work with standard...
  12. Jan

    Vodafone New Zealand sells mobile tower assets for NZ$1.7 billion

    Vodafone New Zealand selling towers for R17.8 billion Vodafone New Zealand is selling its mobile-phone tower assets to investment firms for NZ$1.7 billion (R17.8 billion). Together with shareholders Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management, Vodafone’s passive mobile tower assets will be bought...
  13. Jan

    Vumatel CEO Dietlof Mare's tech preferences and his best investment

    Vumatel CEO Dietlof Mare's best investment — and his plans at Vumatel Dietlof Mare is one of South Africa's most successful telecommunications executives, having served as CEO of Vodacom DRC, Vodacom Tanzania, Vodafone Albania, and now Vumatel CEO. Mare started his career at PWC in the early...
  14. Jan

    Vodafone Rejects $13 billion Italy bid from Iliad, Apax

    Vodafone rejects R190 billion offer for Italian business Vodafone Group Plc has rejected an offer from Iliad SA and Apax Partners LLP for its Italian unit, it said in a statement Thursday, after Bloomberg had reported the telecoms group was leaning toward spurning the bid. Vodafone viewed the...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodacom's Vodafone Egypt deal approved by shareholders

    Vodacom's Vodafone Egypt deal approved by shareholders Vodacom's proposed takeover of Vodafone Egypt was approved by Vodacom's minority shareholders during a general meeting on Tuesday morning. "Vodacom Group's proposed acquisition of a 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt cleared a crucial hurdle...
  16. J

    Vodafone’s new network technology could slash mobile costs

    Vodafone’s new network technology could slash mobile costs Vodafone has started trials of its new open-access radio network technology in the UK. The mobile operator has been co-developing the technology, called OpenRAN, with Intel.
  17. K

    Rain on Vodafone R216 WiFi device - Settings?

    Hi, First of all, I have very little experience with mobile data set ups so excuse my ignorance. I am trying to set up a family friends' wifi device to use Rain's data sim. The device is an unlocked Vodafone R216 mobile wifi. It works perfectly with a vodacom sim but not with Rain sim. I...
  18. C

    Vodafone running Vodacom has no calculator memory?

    When away from the PC, and hand-held Scientific calculator not with me, I find the cell phone's calculator useful as a 'stand-in' calculator for electronic equations, with one drawback - no [M] emory buttons seem apparent. When doing complex equations, a memory is useful for storing a...
  19. J

    Vodafone's new CEO faces challenging European market

    Vodafone's new CEO faces challenging European market Vodafone Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Vittorio Colao staked the British company’s future on Europe’s maturing telecommunications market, where business is now shrinking in a challenge for his successor Nick Read. The decline in...
  20. Newsfeed

    Vodafone to sell 90 million Vodacom shares

    Vodafone to sell 90 million Vodacom shares Vodafone intends to sell approximately 90 million ordinary shares (5.2%) in Vodacom to institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuild process.
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