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MTN has filed papers to oppose rival Telkom’s urgent application to interdict ICASA from proceeding with Invitations To Apply (ITAs) for IMT spectrum. Icasa published the final ITA on 10 December 2021, giving stakeholders until 31 January to submit their applications. MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi said: ‘While the current ITA is not perfect, we believe the regulator has tried to strike a delicate balance for all...

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The new crisis that was looming on the horizon between telecom operators and the regulator has been avoided. After consultation, the two parties found common ground on the operation of the telecom frequencies granted during the Covid-19 crisis. Telecom operators MTN, Vodacom Telkom and even Cell C, Rain Networks and Liquid Intelligent Technologies will use the...

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MTN Group recently expressed an interest in acquiring Telkom, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources “familiar with the matter”. Telkom has so far rebuffed MTN’s proposals, the news wire said (paywall), and “it remains unclear” whether MTN will continue with its pursuit of its smaller rival. MTN is said to have made a bid for Telkom...

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Telkom has announced that its customers now have access to three networks following the group’s recent addition of telecom giant MTN as a roaming partner. Telkom operates a network of approximately 6,900 base stations & continues to expand this footprint. It entered into an agreement with Vodacom South Africa for 2G, 3G and 4G services...