Friday 13 February 2015
European Commission - Consultation on future use of the UHF 700 MHz band for broadcasting and mobile wireless
Thursday 12 February 2015 - Seminar at UNISA at 12:00
MTN: A South African mobile telecommunications group in Africa and Asia
The MTN Group, based in South Africa, is a multinational enterprise from an emerging economy (EE-MNE), operating mobile telecommunications networks in Asia and Africa. It was built up by winning licences and by acquiring operators, notably Investcom, a Lebanese-owned firm with operations in Asia, Africa and Cyprus, opportunities arising from the liberalisation of national markets and financialisation of the sector. MTN now has licences from some very unattractive governments, paying taxes, provides wire-tapping, collecting metadata and censoring content. Its business partners have included political parties, cronies of political leaders and individuals on the UN asset freeze list. It denies allegations it displaced a rival in Iran by corrupt means.