53 Cellphone towers shut down in South Africa due to theft, vandalism

South Africa’s infrastructure is being stolen. The latest casualty is mobile-phone company MTH, which has announced that it has lost 53 cellphone towers in Gauteng, the country’s industrial heartland and had to shut them down.

The company said it was … Read the rest

Turkcell seeking billions from MTN for Iran

mtniranTurkish cellphone company Turkcell has opened a lawsuit in South Africa against rival telecoms company MTN Group seeking damages for losses it says it incurred in Iran.

Turkcell filed a $4.2-billion lawsuit in Washington last year alleging the Johannesburg-based cellphone … Read the rest

Ripping off the poor, compliments of Icasa

icasaSouth Africa’s communications regulator has been failing to perform and allowing mobile service companies to “rip off” the poor, MPs say.

Members of Parliament’s labour and public enterprises select committee on Wednesday were briefed by the Independent Communications Authority of … Read the rest