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Vodacom claims 80% 4G coverage

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

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Government redrafting telecoms bill

The department of telecommunications & postal services is actively redrafting the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, with the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, set to outline more details in the

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Telkom raises R1bn in bond sale

Telkom has raised R1bn in its first debt issue of the year as South Africa’s biggest landline provider looks to invest in its network and take on rivals including MTN Group and Vodacom Group. After a five-year hiatus, Telkom started

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Vodacom finds high demand in deep rural areas

Vodacom has found that deploying mobile broadband in deep rural areas can be financially rewarding. The operator said on Tuesday that it has built seven new 3G sites in the deep rural areas of Umhlabuyalingana

Podcasts
Interview: Why Cell C supports the Woan

Thank you for listening to the TechCentral podcast. In this episode, Duncan McLeod talks to Cell C chief strategy officer Robert Pasley and chief legal officer Graham Mackinnon about the Electronic Communications Amendment

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Vodacom World to close for major upgrade

Vodacom’s flagship retail mall in Midrand, Johannesburg, located at its head office campus near the New Road offramp, is to get a major revamp. As a result of the upgrade, Vodacom World – as the facility is now known after it was

Duncan McLeod
Telkom’s spectrum plan is a terrible idea

I must admit I’m a little surprised by Telkom’s call this week at a high-stakes government workshop for all unassigned broadband spectrum to be allocated to a single wholesale network provider. I’m surprised because Sipho Maseko

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