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Aware of the many different socio-economic complexities and dynamics that continue to impede digital access in parts of Africa, the Vodacom Group aims to connect the next 100 million Africans through its “Africa .Connected”. This major project supports the group’s ambition to ensure that no one is excluded from the global digital economy and that every...

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Vodacom has filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to oppose Telkom’s application for an urgent interdict against the spectrum auction that industry regulator Icasa wants to hold on 8 March 2022. Telkom approached the Pretoria High Court last week Tuesday to block the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (Icasa) from going through with the...

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Africa’s digital economy has the potential to reach US$180-billion by 2025, approximately 5% of the continent’s GDP, according to market research by the International Finance Corporation and Google and referenced by Vodacom in its announcement that it intends to expand its managed service Cloud Connect offering. The mobile network operator says Cloud Connect “provides businesses...

Vodacom’s capital expenditure in South Africa jumped by 11.1% year on year in the six months ended 30 September 2021, pushing spending on its network to R5.6-billion from R5-billion a year ago. The increased spending comes after significant investments by MTN, its principal rival in the South African market, in recent years. That investment by MTN...