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Mobile operator, MTN said on Sunday it had resolved a fee row with the government of Guinea that had seen the west African country seize its assets. “The dispute has been resolved. This is a matter between us and the government and we can’t give details,” an MTN spokesman told Reuters. Guinea’s government had seized [...]
FNB Connect today announced that their ADSL customers will be provided with free unlimited access to download, view and share videos for the next two months.
As from 6 May – 1 July 2011, customers who are registered for FNB Connect Surf will be able to browse the popular video viewing site 24/7 to upload, view and share videos.
“Broadband access is reaching more consumers and we are in a digital age in which multi-media and social media are
becoming more widespread and popular in South Africa and worldwide.
As part of our innovative and customer centric approach, we are enabling our customers to be part of this growing trend by giving the free access to YouTube,” says Farren Roper, head of products and markets at FNB Connect.
Guinea’s government has seized assets belonging to mobile operator MTN and is taking over the running of the company in a row over payment of a 15 million euro fee. A decree signed by Guinea President Alpha Conde said the government had decided to requisition all personnel, equipment, facilities and assets of the company from [...]
Mobile operator,8ta, has announced that it will extend its iPad dedicated data plans to the next generation iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G starting 29 April 2011.
The company’s data plans for the iPad 2 offers access to its 3G data network and all data plans will be available without a contract, providing the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time.
The 8ta data tariffs and features for the iPad 2 will remain the same as that offered for the first generation device.
8ta and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the availability of the BlackBerry solution for 8ta customers with free mobile YouTube streaming of up to 500MB per month available from 24 April 2011.
At launch, 8ta will offer a free BlackBerry Internet Service subscription for the first three months for customers on Contract 1 with the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone. At the end of the three months, 8ta customers subscribed to the hero deal will enjoy a further discounted BlackBerry Internet Service plan of R49 per month for the remaining 21 month duration of their contract.
Former Cell C and Telkom executive, Jeffrey Hedberg, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Altech Group, effective 1 July 2011.
The JSE-listed company announced that the former CEO of Cell C and acting group CEO of Telkom would soon be responsible for the operational leadership of Altech’s 33 operating companies with the group executives of the Telecommunications, Multi-Media and Information Technology (TMT) divisions reporting to him.
According to to Altech group CEO, Craig Venter, Hedberg’s skills and experience ideally match Altech’s key strategic objectives of growth through globalisation, income base diversification, M&A activities and convergence.
Vodacom has officially unveiled its new brand and identity at the Unlimited music festival in Soweto.
At 9pm, fans saw the stadium turn from blue to red in a display which culminated with a link to the iconic Ponte tower, illuminated for the first time in red.
Unveiling the operator’s largest ever brand make-overs, Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys noted that its services would also improve.
“The change in colour is the tip of the iceberg, just the outside indication of a much bigger change at Vodacom. The role we play in our customers’ lives has changed – connectivity has gone from a convenience to a basic need, and we need to turn our business on its head to make sure that we cater for this.”
MTN has announced the resignation of Douglas Denoon Balharrie Band, an independent non-executive director of the company.
In a statement, the mobile operator noted that Band tendered his resignation from the board with effect from Friday, 11 March 2011.
Cell C has announced its partnership with energy drink company, Red Bull to provide the country with its second Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Red Bull will provide a range of content to customers and mobile phone services – which will carried on Cell C’s HSPA+ 900/2100 network to provide access to Red Bull content [...]
A research study released yesterday shows that the cellular habits of South African phone users have evolved dramatically in the past year as smartphones, mobile applications and the mobile Internet entered the mainstream. The Mobility 2011 research project conducted by World Wide Worx and backed by First National Bank, reveals that 39% of urban South [...]