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Telkom to buy African ISP as mobile doubts emerge

South African fixed-line operator Telkom is to acquire Sub-Saharan African ISP MWEB Africa for US$63 million, a move that strengthens recent reports Telkom has changed its mobile strategy in its home country.

Telkom outlines new mobile strategy

South African fixed-line operator Telkom has revealed further details of its new mobile strategy following its recent divesture of its stake in Vodacom, the country’s largest mobile operator.

Telkom increases Nigeria holding for US130M

South Africa’s largest fixed-line operator Telkom has acquired the remaining 25 percent of its Nigerian subsidiary Multi-Links for US$130 million, extending its pan-African ambitions.

MTN Nigeria invests US1.6B as competition grows

Nigeria’s largest mobile operator MTN is to spend as much as US$1.6 billion this year to boost capacity and quality on its mobile network.

Telkom says refocusing business will take 2 years

Africa’s largest fixed-line operator Telkom said it would take at least two years to refocus the company in South Africa after selling its mobile unit Vodacom, reports Reuters.

AT&T enters Africa via Telkom partnership

US operator AT&T has teamed up with South Africa-based Telkom to target enterprise customers across Africa, reports the Financial Times (FT). AT&T said it would use Telkom’s pan-African network – which reaches into 35 countries – to better serve its 1,800 multinational clients.

Court rejects attempt to block Vodacom deal

Vodafone has survived a last-minute attempt by South Africa’s trade unions to block its acquisition of a controlling stake in the country’s largest mobile operator, Vodacom.