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MTN promises 5G trial in SA early next year

Two days after Vodacom said it would begin trialling 5G services in South Africa on a limited basis, MTN has also jumped on the bandwagon, saying in a statement on Thursday morning that it has signed a memorandum of understanding

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Vodacom to begin 5G trials with Nokia

Vodacom and networking equipment supplier Nokia will trial 5G technology in South Africa, the two companies said on Tuesday. Working with Vodacom in a series of workshops and trials, Nokia test how 5G

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We have run out of spectrum: Vodacom

Vodacom is unable to expand its 4G/LTE network in rural areas because it simply does not have the spectrum it needs to do so at an affordable cost. Group chief technology officer Andries Delport said at a press conference in Sandton on Tuesday

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Vodacom breaks 500Mbit/s 4G barrier

Vodacom claims to have become the first telecommunications operator in South Africa to achieve a speed test, across a mobile network, of more than 500Mbit/s. It achieved the speed using LTE-Advanced technology, also

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Vodacom goes live with first IoT site

Vodacom, working with Huawei, has launched its first Internet of things site using narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology. An existing 4G/LTE site was upgraded to support NB-IoT using software only. The site is fully compliant with the

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Vodacom pushes LTE to 240Mbit/s

Vodacom said on Friday that it has achieved 4G/LTE speeds in excess of 240Mbit/s at a site in Pretoria. Using so-called 4G+ technology, the mobile operator said it has achieved the speeds at the Brooklyn Mall, where it has

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Vodacom speeds up 3G uploads

Vodacom has introduced a technology on its network called dual-carrier high-speed uplink packet access, or DC-HSUPA, that it said will speed up data uploads for consumers on 3G. The technology is an evolution of high-speed

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Vodacom brings 4G+ to Gautrain tunnels

Vodacom doesn’t have the spectrum it needs to launch next-generation 4G+ broadband services nationwide, but the unique nature of the Gautrain tunnel system has allowed it to launch the technology on a limited scale in Gauteng. As a result of the deployment, Vodacom

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Vodacom awards CEO R18m in shares

Vodacom has dished out R18m worth of shares to its CEO as part of its forfeitable share plan. In a notice to shareholders on Thursday, the company announced that it had awarded 108 099 Vodacom shares, at a price each

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