Vodacom will use its newly acquired spectrum assets to build out 4G and 5G infrastructure and grow its presence in the wireless broadband market, CEO Shameel Joosub said.
Icasa’s draft amendments to regulations governing the expiry of data bundles, if implemented, could undermine product innovation that has made it more affordable for the poor to get online, Vodacom said.
Vodacom is launching a cellular-connected watch that wearers can use to seek assistance from a trusted contact when they need it in an emergency.
Vodacom South Africa MD Balesh Sharma is leaving the mobile operator after less than two years in the role to pursue a new opportunity in Europe.
Vodacom and MTN were by far the biggest spenders in South Africa’s spectrum auction, agreeing to cough up more than R5-billion each for prime access.
Icasa has wrapped up the long-awaited spectrum auction. This is the full, unedited statement issued by the regulator following the conclusion of the process on Thursday.
The cabinet has decided to scrap government plans to license a wholesale open-access network in South Africa.
MTN Group will look for minority investors in its African fintech unit after separating the division from its traditional telecommunications business.
Telkom has asked the high court in Pretoria to impose a “structural or supervisory” interdict on communications regulator Icasa over spectrum licensing.
Icasa will finally auction access to spectrum for mobile broadband services this week. But a looming court battle could still derail the allocation.