South African incumbent operator Telkom is to offer ‘free’ mobile YouTube streaming to Blackberry devices in an effort to “Shake up the market.” The fixed-line player’s move into the mobile space took place last year, when it launched its 8ta division. Since then, the unit has pursued an aggressive pricing plan in a market previously known for high tariffs, not least for mobile data packages.
South Africa’s Telkom SA is to dramatically expand the availability of super-fast broadband services across the country, as part of its strategic ‘Network Transformation Initiative’.
South African incumbent operator Telkom has cancelled its planned sale of Nigerian subsidiary Multi-Links to Visafone. Having announced a done deal to the tune of $52m in April this year, Telkom CEO Nombulelo Moholi has said that a recent court ruling in Nigeria now means that the South African company is unable to go through with the deal. Consequently, Telkom will stop funding the subsidiary with immediate effect, leaving the future of the company in doubt.
South African incumbent fixed-line operator Telkom SA has sold off its CDMA operation at the embattled Nigerian Multi-Links network. The deal, worth $52m, will see the transfer of the network to operator Visafone; Multi-Links’ fibre and fixed-line elements are not included in the sale.
South Africa’s third cellular operator, Cell C, has had its application for additional spectrum in the 2100MHz band approved. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) approved the application in January but the carrier only went public with the news yesterday.