Vodacom's 4G Footprint in South Africa Reaches 80% Population

Vodacom's 4G Footprint in South Africa Reaches 80% Population Image Credit: Vodacom

Vodacom said that it has become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G.

Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G.

The accelerated rural coverage programme, outlined by Vodacom in June last year, has been a significant contributor to providing South Africans with the widest coverage, said the Operator.  

Vodacom said it has invested R39.69 billion in its network in South Africa over the past five years. 

Andries Delport, CTO, Vodacom
Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides over 80% 4G coverage in South Africa. Our aim is to expand our network coverage to all parts of the country, including remote rural areas. Access to new, sub 1GHz spectrum will enable the more cost effective rollout of 4G, which will help Vodacom increase broadband coverage to more South Africans.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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