Vodacom South Africa has just announced the launch of its 5G network in the municipal districts of KwaZulu-Natal. Currently, 5G is available on 156 live 5G sites across the area of KwaZulu-Natal and supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services.
Since May 2020, Vodacom has launched its 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria. This network supports both mobile and fixed wireless services and is currently available in Gauteng and in Cape Town.
“Vodacom now offers the widest 5G network coverage in KwaZulu-Natal and we expect to expand our national 5G footprint significantly once we get access to new spectrum,” said Vodacom South Africa chief executive Balesh Sharma.
“We are confident that the rollout of 5G will help us to bridge South Africa’s digital divide in the long-term by promoting digital inclusion. As a more efficient technology than its predecessors, 5G is designed to more efficiently meet the rapidly increasing connectivity requirements of modern society. The widespread rollout of 5G will support Government’s 4IR objectives in future, and will facilitate the creation of an entirely new technologically enabled world.”