South Africa: Vodacom accelerates in 5G

After launching its 5G network in several localities in South Africa, Vodacom announced, Monday, December 14, the launch of its 5G network in the main municipal districts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The company said in its statement that “the 5G network is currently available at 156 live 5G locations in KwaZulu-Natal province and supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services.” Its customers have 5G-enabled devices that are in a 5G coverage area, can now access KwaZulu-Natal’s new 5G network.

The group mentioned that it will further accelerate the rollout of the 5G network after the auction of additional 5G spectrum at the end of March 2021. Vodacom South Africa Managing Director Balesh Sharma noted: “Vodacom now offers the widest 5G network coverage in KwaZulu-Natal. We plan to significantly expand our national 5G footprint once we gain access to new spectrum. ”

Furthermore, he said, “we are convinced that the deployment of 5G will help us to bridge South Africa’s digital divide in the long term by promoting digital inclusion.”

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