Browsing: Vodacom Business

Mobile operator Vodacom wants 25% of its service revenues in South Africa to come from converged services, including from providing fibre-based broadband access and cloud-based applications, to companies of all sizes, within the next five years. That’s the word from Vodacom Business chief officer

Vodacom Business has begun rolling out fibre-optic networks in smaller Western Cape towns, including Paarl, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Wellington

Telkom has chosen a youthful engineer to lead its new mobile network, 8ta. Amith Maharaj, just 36 years old, joined Telkom from Vodacom in 2008 to spearhead the traditionally fixed-line operator’s move into the mobile market.

Within 18 months, SA will experience a broadband and communications boom not witnessed since the Internet growth years of the late 1990s. That’s the view of Vodacom Business managing executive Ermano Quartero, who says that by then 400Mbit/s and higher connections into businesses will be commonplace and 10Mbit/s into the home will become the new standard.