Tag Archives: Vodacom

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 [...]

AKA rolls out new app with Vodacom

Vodacom and rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has launched an app called AKA Beam World. AKA Beam World is an app accessible exclusively to Vodacom subscribers and offering content that isnt available on other social networks. After closing his company, Beam Group, the rapper is extending his reach with his new collaboration with Vodacom. [...]

Vodacom launched its 5G network with 700Mbps download speed

Vodacom introduced a working 5G connection and different cases for the next-generation technology at Vodacom World in Midrand, Gauteng. The event showcased the different consumer technologies and applications provided by the high-speed network. Vodacom recently launched its 5G network in Lesotho which is said to be the first commercial 5G network in Africa. During the [...]

5G service in Lesotho launched by Vodacom

Vodacom Group created “Africa’s first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho”, via its 3.5GHz spectrum to primarily deliver Fixed-Wireless Access Broadband services to two local enterprises. The operator stated that subscribers in Lesotho can now benefit from quicker broadband services deployment similar to fibre-like speeds. This move from Vodacom is to provide early access to [...]

Viettel interested in the Ethiopian telecom market

Viettel, the Vietnamese telecom group, has unveiled its interest in the Ethiopian telecom market. This follows from the forthcoming opening of the capital of the incumbent operator Ethio Telecom to foreign investors, announced by the government on June 5th. The telecom company will consider all the options proposed by the Ethiopian government if they are [...]

Vodacom rolls out sports streaming ticket for DStv Now

Vodacom introduced a new data ticket that enables users with access to DStv Now, allowing them to control their data spend more effectively. Like the tickets launched earlier this year, the Vodacom Sport Ticket will only use data when using one particular service. That service is DStv Now and the ticket only applies when watching [...]

Vodacom to extend its span in Tanzania

Vodacom, the main telecoms organization listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, is consulting with the Tanzanian government and other cellphone administrators about a possible expansion of its organization.  Vodacom Group’s President and CEO, Shameel Joosub clarified that the telecom organization is auditing potential business openings that could solidify its business in the nearby [...]

New Video Data bundles launched by Vodacom

The South African Telecommunications company announced the launching of its pre-paid, top-up and post-paid Video Data Bundles. The announcement fell right after Telkom launched Telkom Lit service.  The video data bundles have been created for the OTT services like DStv Now and Showmax. They will be sold together with the general data bundles across all [...]

Showmax in partnership with Vodacom for new service

Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers. Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: Internet TV is taking off – [...]

Vodacom seals deal with Diprente Films and reveals comedy channel on Video Play

Video Play, the video-on-demand (VOD) service of Vodacom, is introducing Gunga7.com, a new local comedy channel, to its subscribers. This launch follows an agreement signed between Vodacom and Dipente Films, the production company, for content licensing. With this, the VOD service will see its bouquet expanding to 10 and will include content encompassing news, sports, [...]