Telkom’s mobile unit eclipses fixed-line business
Active mobile subscribers rose 27.8% in the year to March, benefiting from the explosion in data usage
Just more than eight years since taking the helm at SA’s now third-largest mobile operator, Sipho Maseko and his team at Telkom expect the growth momentum in the mobile business — which now accounts for the lion’s share of total revenue, having overtaken the declining legacy fixed-line service unit — to continue, driven in large part by data.
Telkom has, for the past decade, dedicated immense resources to transform its business into a modern mobile network operator beyond its fixed-line business, a plan executed by Maseko after he took over in April 2013. ..