Vodacom to launch Microsoft Azure solutions

The Microsoft platform lets businesses build anything from simple mobile apps to Internet-scale solutions, says Vodacom.

SIMs in SSA to exceed 1bn by 2023

16 May

Mobile subscribers in the Sub-Saharan region account for one tenth of global subscribers, says Dataxis research.

5G provides leapfrog opportunity, but not without spectrum

Without spectrum being allocated soon, SA will fall behind when it comes to 5G, says Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub.

New data regulation likely to hurt Vodacom revenue

15 May

New out-of-bundle data laws will hit Vodacom financially and CEO Shameel Joosub says the group is not pleased, but is comfortable with the changes.

Vodacom pulls in 4.5m more SA customers

14 May

The Vodacom group added seven million customers over the past financial year, 4.5 million of which were in South Africa.

Telecoms industry veteran to exit SA

Deon Liebenberg is leaving Vodacom to pursue a career in Australia.

Vodacom rolls out SMS emergency service for the deaf

Apr 24, 2018

The Vodacom 082 112 SMS emergency service is free and targets users who are deaf, hearing and speech impaired.

Vodacom achieves over 80% 4G coverage

Apr 19, 2018

The JSE-listed group claims it is the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G.

Vodacom, Silulo establish SME incubator in Mitchells Plain

Apr 17, 2018

The telco and the BEE firm plan to open similar incubators in other townships in SA.

Telkom Kenya, Airtel seek merger to take on Safaricom

Apr 11, 2018

Telkom Kenya plans to merge operations with Indian-owned Bharti Airtel's local unit as a first step to acquiring all of Airtel's assets.

Vodacom helps SMEs procure more business

Apr 5, 2018

The Vodacom Trade Direct portal will give small businesses access to tender leads and business advice.

SA data pricing skewed to disadvantage poor

Mar 29, 2018

New ICASA figures prove low-income consumers pay disproportionately more per MB than those who can afford large data bundles.