Tag Archives: Vodacom

Vodacom’s music streaming app hits one million users

The digital music platform was officially launched in April during the South African Music Awards, and has since reached almost one million users.  Users can have access to over 30 million songs and allows subscribers to catch up on music industry news, watch music videos on integrated apps such as Video Play or YouTube Music [...]

Vodacom launched its gaming platform PlayInc in SA

Vodacom introduced its new PlayInc gaming platform with access to an array of games for a subscription fee. PlayInc contains over 2,000 mobile titles without any microtransactions or advertisements and is priced at a 0.33 USD (R5) per day or 1.66 USD (R25) per week. It comprises of titles from the Google Play Store, its [...]

Safaricom and Vodacom want to take over M-Pesa

Vodacom and Safaricom are in negotiation for acquiring the brand M-Pesa, from its parent company, Vodafone. The deal is reportedly worth over $13 million. According to ITWeb, Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub confirmed the plans through a joint agreement with Safaricom, has done a deal with Vodafone to “take over M-Pesa completely”. “So, Safaricom and [...]

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 [...]

Showmax rolls out free data deal with Vodacom

Showmax has introduced a new deal with Vodacom offering free access to the Showmax service and free Showmax data. Vodacom subscribers who add Showmax to their bill between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019 will have 15 GB of free Showmax data (5 GB per month for three months). Moreover, the usual Showmax 6.97 [...]

Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa

A subsidiary company of Vodafone Group, Vodacom has extended its reach in 19 new African countries. By including the 19 new countries, Vodacom has already reached up to 28 markets. In the future, the mobile communication service provider will keep on enhancing its market to 47 countries in Africa. Through the help of Vodacom Business, [...]