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Openserve will double its fibre speeds at no extra cost

Tue 16 Feb, 2021

Come March 2021, Openserve fibre clients should see a significant increase in their internet speeds. Not by some fluke, mind you. Telkom’s fibre division has announced that it is doubling customer fibre connection speeds at no additional cost. Openserve’s Fibre Connect network will issue a speed upgrade through the various internet service providers (ISPs) in less than a month’s time. It functions as a telecommunications infrastructure provider, wher... Read more

Has your fibre connection been a bit dodgy lately? You are not the only one

Fri 20 Aug, 2021

MANY South Africans have experienced various problems with their fibre connection this week, across internet service providers (ISPs). According to a study by Old Mutual, over half of the working population work from home when needed. Connectivity issues are the bane of our existence, especially if you have a deadline to meet or an important virtual meeting to attend.... Read more

Vodacom doubles fibre roll-out in South Africa amid solid revenue growth

Tue 18 May, 2021

Vodacom Group on Tuesday (18 May) reported results for the year ended March 2021 showing an 8.3% rise in group revenue up 8.3%, to R98.3 billion, supported by service revenue growth of 5.8%. Service revenue for South Africa grew 7.0%, with consistent growth through the financial year, it said.... Read more

MTN cuts data prices to match Vodacom’s

Tue 10 Aug, 2021

MTN South Africa has cut data prices with a 30-day validity, in some instances by as much as 60%. The headline price for 1GB of ad hoc data is now R85, from R99 previously, matching rival Vodacom’s pricing. The reduced data pricing will be available to all MTN customers and will be rolled out across its sales channels in the coming weeks, the company said on Tuesday. The price cuts come on top of reductions in its hourly, daily and weekly data prices, an... Read more

Telkom drops its 1GB, 1.5GB data package prices

Mon 06 Sep, 2021

Not to be outdone by any of the country’s other mobile operators, Telkom is the latest to cut prices of its 1GB and 1.5GB mobile data packages by just enough to make it the cheapest prepaid prices. The telecoms company announced in a press release on Monday, 6 September that it was dropping the price of the 1GB package from R100 to R80 and the 1.5GB from R140 to R90. With these new prices, the company now offers the cheapest 1GB and 1.5GB mobile packages... Read more

Telkom crashes through R30/share as sell-off continues

Thu 09 Jan, 2020

Telkom fell through R30/share on Thursday as the six-month-long slide in its share price — which has now wiped out more than 70% of its market value — continues. The share fell to as low as R29.66 in intraday trading, giving it a market capitalisation of just R15-billion, down from the R50-billion valuation the market had attached to it in mid-2019 when its shares peaked at R100 apiece. It was trading at R29.85 at 3.49pm, slightly off its worst levels ... Read more

Cell C vows to act against 'syndicates' behind number-porting scams

Thu 09 Jan, 2020

Mobile operator Cell C has assured customers it will get to the bottom of illegal number-porting scams. The assurance came on Thursday as some customers grappled with having fallen victim to the scam in which a number is effectively “hijacked” and urgent requests for money are then sent to the victim's contacts.... Read more

Telkom hits 5-year low

Wed 11 Dec, 2019

Telkom’s share price has been hammered over the last six months, and it closed at R40.10 on Tuesday – its lowest in five years. Telkom shares peaked at R99.50 on 11 June, but since then they have more than halved in value as investors lost confidence in the company.... Read more

Please Call Me inventor wants Vodacom to come clean on revenue

Fri 13 Dec, 2019

Nkosana Makate has launched a court application to compel Vodacom to disclose how much profits it generated from the Please Call Me service. He wants to use this information to determine how much money he is entitled to. ... Read more

Vodacom’s goal to cut data and smartphone prices

Sat 04 Jan, 2020

Vodacom had a great 2019, reaching a number of important milestones, and has goals to cut prices in 2020, the network told MyBroadband. Its achievements include reaching Level 1 BEE status, increasing its investment in network infrastructure, and reducing the cost to communicate.... Read more

Tower fight to Concourt for Telkom and City of Cape Town

Mon 06 Jan, 2020

The DA-run metro put its foot down against Telkom, accusing the telecommunications giant of bulldozing its way and erecting the tower in a piece of land zoned only for residential property. Put up in 2016 at a property of Hilda Isabel Kalu in Heathfield, Cape Town, the mast has been a site of legal strife for the last three years. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled in favour of the metro last year.... Read more


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