According to Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos, to bring down broadband costs South African network operators have to combine their networks and share resources. Dos Santos has now clarified his comments, saying that he is in favour of consolidation in the market. However, the consolidation should allow small players to stay in the game.
In a significant development, MTN has lodged objections at both communications regulator Icasa and the Competition Commission against Vodacom’s proposed R7bn acquisition of Neotel, putting a potentially big hurdle in the way of the conclusion of the deal. TechCentral has established that MTN has objected to the transfer of Neotel’s spectrum assets to Vodacom, arguing […]
Telkom recently launched its SmartInternet Unlimited service, offering “unlimited” mobile data to business customers at R1,699 per month. The new SmartInternet Unlimited service competes head-on with Neotel’s NeoBroadband LTE service. Both services are aimed at businesses which may not be able to get a fixed-line broadband service. How do these two products compare on speed, […]
Led by Tata Communications, South African telecom operator Neotel has signed an agreement with the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and the Western Cape to provide broadband access to customers across the region for the next three years. The services, resources and capability of each party will be leveraged to provide broadband services across the […]