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Vodacom and Telkom agree to share networks

South African telecoms firm Vodacom said on Wednesday it had entered into a roaming and facilities leasing agreement with Telkom, South Africa’s biggest fixed-line operator. Vodacom said the multi-billion rand agreement would allow Telkom customers to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks with full effect from June 2019. …

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Thieves are walking off with Telkom’s network

Telkom registered more than 6 000 incidents of copper-cable theft on its network in the past year and as a result is now actively moving customers away from the technology to wireless and fibre alternatives. The telecommunications operator said in a statement on Monday that copper theft syndicates have become …

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Thumbs up for Telkom, MTN phone contract deals

MTN and Telkom have emerged as popular networks for South Africans looking to save cash on phone contracts, according to local comparison website Phonefinder. The most popular deal on the cellphone contract comparison website is an iPhone 4S on an MTN TopUp R110 package. The website said that 19% of …

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Telkom confirms plan to cut more jobs

Telkom has confirmed that it is undergoing an employment process that affects hundreds of employees. On Friday, trade union Solidarity said that Telkom has issued a retrenchment notice which is expected to affect around 300 jobs at the company’s corporate office. Solidarity, in its statement, also said that Telkom plans …

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Cell C stake sale could upend market dynamics

Analysts believe a Telkom-Cell C merger could see South Africa’s mobile market gain a stronger third competitor to take on the current dominance held by MTN and Vodacom. The idea of a merger between the two mobile operators has been common water cooler talk for months. However, in recent weeks, …

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Telkom, BCX deal approved: what next?

BCX CEO Isaac Mophatlane says there won’t be any dramatic changes in the near future. The Competition Tribunal has approved Telkom’s bid to buy Business Connexion (BCX) for R2.67 billion, but the looming question is the impact this deal will have on the employees of both companies. Telkom is in a …

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Telkom court order ‘victory for workers’

The Labour Court on Wednesday ordered Telkom to halt its Section 189 process which deals with planned retrenchments at the company. Telkom announced last month that it plans to cut over 4 000 jobs and outsource over 3 000 staff as part of an enterprise development programme. Solidarity took Telkom …

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Telkom CEO: Vodacom-Neotel tie-up will boost competition

Telkom [JSE:TKG] chief executive officer Sipho Maseko says that if Vodacom’s bid to buy Neotel is given the green light by regulators, it could make for “formidable” competition. Vodacom [JSE:VOD], which is South Africa’s largest mobile network with over 30 million subscribers, last year made a bid to buy fixed-line …

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Govt thwarts ICT investment

French telco Orange has been vocal around regulatory issues holding up its progress in SA. Investment in SA is waning, with the telecoms space being one of the areas in which government interference or policy has thwarted potential deals and growth. French telco Orange, South Korean firm KT Corporation and …

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