Tag Archives: Vodacom

Vodacom to boost broadband services in South Africa

Vodacom is investing to ameliorate broadband services in the South African region of KwaZulu Natal, building fibre networks and 4G base stations. The company stated that offering network connectivity for people who live in rural areas is central to its obligation to connecting the digital divide. The executive head for operations for Vodacom in the [...]

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licenses

Ethiopias communications regulator announced that it has received twelve bids for the two telecom licenses it intends to grant to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly. Th regulator stated that nine bidders are telecom operators and two non-telecom operators, and one submission was incomplete. Bidders consist of Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, [...]

Vodacom deploys commercial 5G mobile network in SA

Mobile operator Vodacom Group has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country. According to a statement from the company, the additional spectrum assigned by South Africas telecoms regulator due to coronavirus pandemic has been used to fast track [...]

ICASA allocates emergency radio frequency to telecom operators in SA

SA mobile subscribers will get better internet speeds and overall better service as the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), the telecom regulator, has issued temporary radio frequency spectrum to operators to tackle communication challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last Friday, ICASA said MTN, Telkom, Vodacom, Rain and Liquid Telecoms have been allocated more [...]

Vodacom and Safaricom seal the acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom announce that they have finalized the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The transaction, which was first announced in 2019, will accelerate M-PESAs growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-PESA brand, product development and [...]

Vodacom takes control of Vodafone in Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has announced it will hand over its management to the UK parent group, Vodacom which will take responsibility for the West African business units which will include Tanzania, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. However, Vodafone Ghana will keep its branding under the same umbrella and there will be no [...]

Vodacom Tanzania launched Smart Kitochi

Vodacom Tanzania has launched the intelligent smart phone Kitochi KaiOS. In a report released by the mobile network operator, the device is advertised as the first smart phone available on the Tanzanian market and sells for 48,000 TZS ($ 20). Smart Kitochi can connect to the internet and social media. It comes with Wi-Fi, GPS [...]

Seacom collaborates with Vodacom to extend its reach across Africa

Telecoms company Seacom and Vodacom Business Africa are collaborating to roll out the next chapter of both companies African network connectivity projects. Since the introduction of its business division, Seacom has considerably grown its customer and partnership base and the latest collaboration confirms that it can sustain customer and partner demands beyond existing markets and [...]

Vodacom rolls out ad-funded free mobile internet service in SA

Vodacom, South Africas mobile operator, rolled out free internet service driven by Upstreams Zero-D connectivity platform to its mobile subscribers.  Since its establishment the operator has had a massive boost with 55 per cent of its subscriber base already engaging with the portal.  Subscribers are averaging sessions of nearly six minutes as they snack on [...]

Vodacom launches Supa Network campaign in Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania has rolled out a campaign, Supa Network, to increase awareness of the capacity of its network. The network operator claims that “with an unrivalled 4G download speed of up to 27Mbps, their network is almost twice as fast as the next competitor.” The Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Plc’s, Hisham Hendi, said, “Vodacom [...]