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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]