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Telkom’s move to wireless hits elderly hard

Sat 12 Oct, 2019

Peter Herlihy, 82, is partially deaf and lives alone in a complex estate in Margate. Herlihy considers himself old school and still uses a cradle telephone, but for the last month it has been quiet because there has been no network from Telkom. Herlihy is one of many Telkom customers who have had their communication cut off by the network provider in recent months.... Read more

Telkom slashes mobile data prices

Wed 02 Oct, 2019

Telkom has launched new Sim-only mobile data plans for on-the-go customers that dramatically undercut the prices charged by its rivals. The new plans include a 20GB option (plus 20GB of night surfer data for use between midnight and 7am) priced at R355/month.... Read more

Telkom entirely unable to compete in fibre market

Tue 04 Jun, 2019

Telkom financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019 revealed a massive decline in fixed broadband subscribers – down from 981,176 in March 2018 to 847,650 in March 2019.... Read more

PIC pressured MTN to shake up its board – Report

Tue 04 Jun, 2019

MTN Group Ltd.’s biggest shareholder is pushing for changes at Africa’s largest mobile-phone company to avoid the regulatory, legal and political disputes that have cut its share price by more than half over the past four years.... Read more

How Telkom’s broadband business has evolved

Wed 29 May, 2019

Telkom’s broadband business has seen a major evolution over the past few years, and while it may be bleeding legacy fixed-line and ADSL customers, its mobile broadband business is booming.... Read more

SpaceX will launch its first 60 satellites to deliver internet from space

Tue 07 May, 2019

SpaceX wants to beam cheap broadband internet all over the planet. It's gearing up for the first crucial step toward making that a reality. Elon Musk's rocket company will try to deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first for a megaconstellation of satellites that SpaceX is calling Starlink. The launch could happen sometime next week.... Read more

Telkom launches fibre network in Soweto

Fri 17 May, 2019

Telkom marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations World Telecommunications & information Society Day at Orlando West Secondary School today to celebrate Soweto’s latest accolade as the first South African township to receive fibre to the home.... Read more

Vodacom, Telkom on track for roaming move from MTN

Wed 15 May, 2019

Vodacom and Telkom will complete the work they need to do for their roaming agreement by the June deadline, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub said this week. Speaking to TechCentral after publication of the group’s annual results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2019, Joosub said the project is on track to be finalised next month.... Read more

Vodacom, MTN head-to-head subscriber race intensifies

Tue 21 May, 2019

South Africa's two biggest mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, continue to rake in subscribers and have over 73 million local subscribers between them, and most of their African operations continue to grow.... Read more

Changed your cell number? Your insurer may refuse to pay out if your phone gets stolen

Tue 21 May, 2019

If you changed your cellphone number, your insurer may refuse to pay out when your phone is later damaged or stolen. This proviso is contained in most cellphone insurance policy documents, but many consumers don’t pick up on it – until it is too late, warns Ayanda Mazwi, senior assistant ombud at the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI). ... Read more

Why Telkom will not yet invest in 5G

Mon 06 May, 2019

Telkom, the country’s fourth-largest mobile operator, believes 5G data connections for cellphones will cost considerably more than 4G – and it has no immediate plans to add the much-vaunted technology to its network.... Read more


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