Tag Archives: Vodacom

Vodacom to roll out satellite-based network in Africa

South African mobile communications company, Vodacom, is considering to offer mobile connectivity with 4G and 5G speeds through a satellite-based communications service in several African countries in 2023. This agreement is a collaboration between Vodacom Group and AST SpaceMobile, which is developing the worlds first global broadband cellular network in space to be used directly [...]

Vodacom chooses Nokia for 5G services in South Africa

Nokia has deployed 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across South African operator Vodacoms network. Vodacom is using Nokias 2G, 3G, 4G and fiber access networks, as well as 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and mobile broadband services. Nokia is providing its AirScale, Fastmile and Subscriber Data Management (SDM) / Home Subscriber Server (HSS) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]