Tag Archives: Vodacom

Vodacom in negotiations to offer 5G in SA

Vodacom is in negotiations with Rain and Liquid Telecom to allow it to roll out 5G in South Africa. There is a strong request for affordable fixed-broadband services in South Africa and 5G can play an important role to satisfy this demand. Vodacom desires to offer South Africans reasonable fixed-broadband products and faster mobile services. [...]

Vodacom to roll out eSIM support in SA

Mobile operator Vodacom has introduced support for eSIM devices in South Africa along with a new additional service, called OneNumber, that offers users to have a single mobile phone number across multiple devices. The first devices Vodacom will roll out with eSIM support out of the box are Samsungs recent 42mm and 46mm Galaxy Watch [...]

Vodacom and MTN to share 5G spectrum

The additional radio frequency spectrum earmarked for 5G networks is licensed in South Africa. The aim is for cellular network operators to share it, according to the Minister of Telecommunications, Siyabonga Cwele.  Cwele did not provide specifics, but confirmed that the spectrum will be shared. In line with his departments policy on 4G spectrum, where [...]

TV2GO a new FTA streaming platform has been launched in SA

TV2GO a new free-to-air Internet streaming platform which offers viewers over 100 linear channels and on-demand content has been launched in South Africa by famous South African soccer legend Jomo Sono who is the president of Infinivy SA. Infinivy SA owns 26% of TV2GO, with Israeli firm Cast-TV, which offers the technology behind the system, [...]

South Africa’s Vodacom and Telkom conclude deal to share networks

Vodacom and Telkom have inked a long-term, multi-billion-rand agreement to allow Telkom to obtain roaming and facilities leasing services from Vodacom with full effect from June 2019. The terms of the collaboration will allow Telkom subscribers to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This will result in an increased in roaming experience for [...]

Vodacom introduces Super HD Voice in South Africa

Vodacom South Africa is collaborating with device manufacturers to launch the next phase in enhancing the Vodacom network, Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) also called the Super High Definition (SHD) voice or HD Voice+ in a live commercial network. VoLTE subscribers having a compatible handset on the Vodacom network can now have an improved voice clarity made [...]

Vodacom test high-speed 5G mobile technology in Lesotho

Vodacom has recently tested its high-speed 5G mobile technology in Lesotho. Two companies in the country’s tiny capital Maseru are now using one of the world’s first commercial 5G networks on the long-awaited 3.5 GHz spectrum. The network in Lesotho delivers speeds of up to 700 megabits per second, allowing movies to be downloaded in [...]