Tag Archives: Vodacom

Vodacom rolls out ad-funded free mobile internet service in SA

Vodacom, South Africas mobile operator, rolled out free internet service driven by Upstreams Zero-D connectivity platform to its mobile subscribers.  Since its establishment the operator has had a massive boost with 55 per cent of its subscriber base already engaging with the portal.  Subscribers are averaging sessions of nearly six minutes as they snack on [...]

Vodacom launches Supa Network campaign in Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania has rolled out a campaign, Supa Network, to increase awareness of the capacity of its network. The network operator claims that “with an unrivalled 4G download speed of up to 27Mbps, their network is almost twice as fast as the next competitor.” The Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Plc’s, Hisham Hendi, said, “Vodacom [...]

Vodacom to deactivate its 2G network coverage and roll out 4G services in SA

Vodacom will turn off its 2G network coverage to expand 4G services and join Telkom by migrating users.  Vodacoms group chief technology officer Andries Delport declared in a media conference that the company would not be able to deactivate its 2G network entirely, as the technology was still used by emergency services and for other [...]

Vodacom unveils IoT products in SA

Vodacom has introduced wide range of Internet of Things products that will enable customers to connect and monitor their compatible home and leisure IoT devices to the Vodacom dedicated global IoT network using a dedicated IoT V-Sim. The V by Vodacom range comprises of the V-Pet tracker, V-Kids Watch tracker, V-bag tracker and a V-Home [...]

Vodacom launched VodaPay Masterpass in South Africa

Vodacom in collaboration with Mastercard has launched VodaPay Masterpass, which enables Vodacom customers to load any bank card into a secure digital wallet downloaded as an app on their smartphone.  Once loaded, these cards and the secure credentials associated with them are safely stored, enabling the customer to start transacting immediately without the hassle of [...]

Vodacom introduces VodaPay Masterpass in SA

Vodacom has introduced its new VodaPay Masterpass mobile app in South Africa. The service can be use with the Mastercards global digital payment service to enable tokenized bank card payments. The app is accessible on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and is developed by the same company which created the Masterpass applications for South [...]

Vodacom Group sold its business unit in Zambia

Vodacom Group which trades in Zambia as Vodafone has announced the sale of its business unit operations in Zambia, Nigeria and Cote dIvoire to Andile Ngcabas Synergy Communications. The transaction is now subject to approval from the regulatory authorities within these markets. Synergy Communications, a subsidiary of the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund announced that [...]

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 [...]