Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Vodacom courts controversy for ‘ripping off’ clients


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) -THE country’s biggest mobile network operator, Vodacom, is being accused of short-changing clients, which is forcing them to migrate to rival companies. CAJ News has been inundated with calls from subscribers alleging the company was “ripping them off.” Enraged clients also vented their frustration on social media claiming they […]

MTN reaches agreement to acquire Iranian Net

mtn sim

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN Group is to acquire a major stake (49 percent) in Iranian fixed broadband provider, Iranian Net, for R540 million (US$39,8 million). The South African-headquartered group has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement that would culminate in it make further investments of approximately R3,4 billion in both equity […]

Vox brings connectivity to Safari portfolio

Jacques du Toit, CEO of Vox

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG – SAFARI Investments Group, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed firm, has announced Frogfoot Networks as the exclusive partner for fibre network and connectivity infrastructure for its property portfolio. Frogfoot is the wholly owned subsidiary of integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox. Following the announcement, installation will commence with the retrofitting of the urban […]

Safaricom offer apology over network outage

SAFARICOM Chief Executive Officer, Bob Collymore

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’S SAFARICOM has apologised to its clients following a system outage affecting a number of core services on its network on Monday. This outage affected voice, data, SMS, M-PESA and enterprise services. The company said its engineers identified the root cause of the outage, which […]

P-series buoys Huawei SA market share targets


By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI Consumer Business Group believes the launch of the of the P10 smartphones, aimed at middle to high-end market, has positioned it to increase its market share in South Africa. In line with those prospects, the company has disclosed plans to open Experience stores in the major cities […]

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