King Goodwill Zwelithini has apparently aligned with JR Capital, and a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to introduce a new mobile network in South Africa in mid-2019.
Labelled Bayede Mobile, the new mobile network intends to deliver affordable mobile rates to the people of South Africa, allowing communities to easily connect. Moreover, Bayede is a Zulu salutation that means to “hail the king”.
“Powered by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, and supported by the private sector and government, Bayede Mobile will help reach those with little to no access to basic mobile infrastructure at an excellent rate,’’ declared the company in a press statement.
Bayede Mobile will benefit those with little to no access to basic mobile infrastructure at an exceptional rate. It will run as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) by using the existing infrastructure of some of South Africa’s biggest mobile networks.
King Zwelithini said, “I want to be part of a movement that helps provide an affordable solution for the poor and marginalised in their use of technology, allowing them the opportunity to connect and empower themselves.”
On the other hand, a representative from JR Capital, declared, “Bayede Mobile has been a vision of ours for many years. To see this mobile network come to fruition, through an alliance with King Goodwill Zwelithini and government, creates the foundation for a successful brand that will give mobile communication access to people and communities who need it most.”
Bayede Mobile is most likely to collaborate with Cell C, as the mobile operator already has many MVNOs active on its network. The network is projected to launch in mid-2019.