Telkom will terminate 2G services in March 2020, CEO Sipho Maseko said in an interview with TechCentral on Tuesday. It will be the first national operator in South Africa to do so.
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At least 500 Vodacom base stations in South Africa are targeted each month by criminal syndicates, with batteries and copper cables the main target, the company said on Thursday.
Vodacom wants to switch off its 2G voice network to focus on newer broadband technologies, including 3G and 4G/LTE, joining rival Telkom in announcing plans to migrate users off the now-25-year-old legacy technology.
Vodacom said on Thursday that there is no reason to delay the licensing of 5G spectrum in South Africa, arguing that its urgent allocation is needed if South Africa is going to take advantage of the fourth Industrial Revolution.
A redrafted version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will be presented to cabinet by the end of next month, a move that could finally take South Africa a meaningful step closer to awarding new spectrum licences.
Vodacom is pouring money into its network in South Africa in an effort to ensure it stays ahead of crosstown rival MTN when it comes to coverage and performance.
Vodacom said on Thursday that is has achieved 80% population coverage with 4G/LTE and claimed to be the first operator in South Africa to reach this target. Its 3G and 2G population coverage is 99.78% and
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
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
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