Vodacom’s Nexio partners Poprush Cloud & Consulting to strengthen its business

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom subsidiary Nexio, has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Poprush Cloud & Consulting, a differentiated cloud solutions provider. The partnership will further Nexio’s ambitions of becoming the leading cloud service provider in South Africa. Nexio assists organisations unlock the true value of their cloud investments, this is with a deep understanding of the challenges of the…

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SA’s Vodacom pledges 100% renewable energy shift by 2025

SOUTH AFRICA – South African mobile communications company, Vodacom has pledged to halve its environmental impact by 2025 with a target set to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The target will have a massive impact on Vodacom’s pledge, as electricity consumption is the primary source of the technology company’s greenhouse (GHG) emissions. By this target, Vodacom will…

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South Africa’s Icasa raises US$961m in high-demand radio spectrum auction

SOUTH AFRICA – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced that it had raised R14.4 billion (US$961.33m) from the high-demand radio frequency spectrum auction, which would go to the national fiscus. The auction involved six qualified bidders: Cell C, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, MTN, Rain Networks, Telkom and Vodacom. Icasa confirmed in a statement yesterday that there was…

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Vodacom invests US$66m in connectivity for a digitally inclusive society

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom Western Cape, mobile communications company, has invested over R1 billion (US$66.35m) in the last financial year to enable more communities in both the Western Cape’s urban and rural areas to reap the benefits of connectivity. This forms part of the company’s commitment to building a digitally inclusive society, where increased access to online essential services and…

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Vodacom launches Africa’s first AWS Outposts Innovation Lab to accelerate technology

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom, a connectivity, digital and financial services company, has announced the launch of Africa’s first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Innovation Lab in collaboration with AWS and Intel. According to a statement from Vodacom, the laboratory will focus on accelerating technology innovations across different industries, delivering faster scalability, and creating the opportunity to use infrastructure and technologies…

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Vodacom invests US$30m in network expansion in Mpumalanga, SA

SOUTH AFRICA – South African mobile communications company Vodacom Group has announced that it has invested over ZAR 450 million (US$30 million) into the network and power backup upgrades across the Mpumalanga, a province in eastern South Africa, during the current financial year (1 March 2021 to end February 2022). This significant investment into the network has helped the region…

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Vodacom Tanzania Plc partners ACP for internet connectivity in schools

TANZANIA – VODACOM Tanzania Foundation, the social investment arm of Vodacom Tanzania Plc has partnered with African Child Projects (ACP) to provide internet connectivity as well as computing devices to schools across the country. The agreement aims to connect 50 schools and establish the path towards a nationwide sustainable model for school connectivity in Tanzania. The project is designed to…

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Vodacom acquires stake in Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom Group says it has agreed on terms to acquire a strategic stake in Community Investment Ventures Holdings’ fibre assets to boost its fibre business, reports Businesstech. Vodacom Group will hold a co-controlling 30% equity interest in a newly formed InfraCo entity into which all of the material assets currently owned by Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and…

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Vodacom to acquire Vodafone Egypt for US$2.7b

EGYPT – Vodacom Group is has announced that it will acquire Vodafone Egypt from parent Vodafone Group for US$2.71 billion, marking its entry into North Africa for the first time. The telco said the proposed transaction “provides a unique opportunity” to accelerate its growth. The group will acquire the controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals and…

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Vodacom super app VodaPay goes live

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom’s VodaPay Super App has officially gone live and is available to customers on any mobile network. Developed by Vodacom’s fintech arm, Vodacom Financial and Digital Services, the new app provides an ecosystem of third-party services that allow consumers to do everything from peer-to-peer payments to sending money and ordering takeaways, or making grocery purchases. Vodacom first announced the app in…

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