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In Vodacom’s quarterly report published last May, Agence Ecofin learned that the telecommunications leader in South Africa has decided to embark on the design of a super-application with the help of ‘Alipay, a subsidiary of Chinese Alibaba. VodaPay is all set. South African mobile operator Vodacom has officially launched VodaPay, its artificial intelligence-based super-app. The app is...

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VODACOM Tanzania has said technology and connectivity have the potential to create a more equitable and inclusive digital society. The Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodacom Tanzania Ms Rosalynn Mworia said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the telecom company prioritises rural communities’ coverage through its rural coverage acceleration programme. “In partnership with Universal Communication...

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Vodacom Group has signed a deal that could see it buy an additional 10.9 percent stake in Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia from UK’s sovereign wealth fund CDC Group at a cost of $1.74 billion (Sh191.2 billion) in the coming years. The deal, if completed, will raise Vodacom’s interest in the newly formed telco to 17.1 percent....

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Vodacom Group on Monday fleshed out some of the details of the consortium that recently secured an operating licence in Ethiopia, disclosing the exact stake each shareholder has in the new venture. The international consortium, which is called the Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE), was awarded the mobile telecommunications licence in June. MTN Group, which was...

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Vodacom Tanzania has announced the appointment of Sitholizwe Mdlalose as Managing Director. A public notice posted on the company’s LinkedIn page and also released on its corporate website, stated that Chairman of the Board of Directors, Judge (Rtd) Thomas B. Mihayo confirmed the appointment. According to the statement, Mdlalose joins the company from Vodacom South Africa where...

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Vodacom businesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania flagged executive‑level changes in quick succession, with one new managing director inaugurated and a chief executive soon to be announced. Moving up in the world… At Vodacom DRC, Khalil Al Americani was promoted to the position of Managing Director on 1 August 2021. He...

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THE Vodacom Tanzania Managing Director (MD), Hisham Hendi, has resigned with effect from 1 November 2021, having spent five years with the company, including two and half years in the position. According to a statement released by the company yesterday, Mr Hendi will remain within the Vodafone Group of companies, taking a new assignment as...

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Vodacom South Africa and Nokia are working together to bolster the transmission capacity of the operator’s national optical transmission network. According to the companies, with the application of Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset hardware, the results of a recent field trial showed a significant increase in transmission network capacity for Vodacom South Africa....