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Vodacom awards CEO R18m in shares

Vodacom awards CEO R18m in shares

Vodacom has dished out R18m worth of shares to its CEO as part of its forfeitable share plan. In a notice to shareholders on Thursday, the company announced that it had awarded 108 099 Vodacom shares, at a price each

Cellular arrives on Gautrain underground

Cellular arrives on Gautrain underground

Cellular operators MTN and Vodacom have finally launched services in the underground stations of the Gautrain public transport network that links Johannesburg, Sandton, Pretoria and OR Tambo

Vodacom bosses’ bonuses cut

Vodacom bosses’ bonuses cut

Vodacom’s top executives have taken an effective pay cut in the 2015 financial year thanks to reductions in short-term incentives, the telecommunications group’s annual report, published at the weekend, shows. In the year ended 31

Mobile data boom in SA townships

Mobile data boom in SA townships

Mobile data usage and traffic volume growth in South Africa’s townships is running well ahead of the average growth rate countrywide, Vodacom said on Wednesday. It’s a trend that’s been noted by

Vodacom launches voice over LTE

Vodacom launches voice over LTE

Vodacom has become the first mobile operator in South Africa to launch voice-over-LTE, or VoLTE, calling on its network. In development for years, VoLTE allows voice calls to be placed over 4G/LTE networks, which are built first and foremost for data communication rather

Vodacom places first VoLTE call

Vodacom places first VoLTE call

Vodacom has placed what it claims is South Africa’s first voice call over a 4G/LTE network. The call took place on Thursday. Chief technology officer Andries Delport says in a statement that this is the first step towards the commercial implementation of voice-over-LTE, or VoLTE, infrastructure

Vodacom shows off 300Mbit/s network

Vodacom shows off 300Mbit/s network

Vodacom showed off download speeds on its 4G/LTE network of 270Mbit/s on Tuesday, but consumers shouldn’t expect to get those speeds any time soon due to delays by government in formulating a policy on licensing new radio frequency

Vodacom expands LTE to Cape Town

Vodacom expands LTE to Cape Town

Vodacom has begun offering commercial 4G services in parts of the Western Cape. Coverage is available in the CBD, Stellenbosch, along the Atlantic seaboard (including Camps Bay), at the Waterfront and at Century City. Vodacom says more sites are planned for the region for early next year. 4G coverage

Vodacom’s trampled berries

Vodacom provoked an online backlash from consumers this week when it said it would throttle bandwidth for heavy users of the popular BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). It says it’s protecting its users, but are the limitations it’s imposing too harsh? When Vodacom announced

Vodacom defends BlackBerry throttling

Vodacom has defended its decision to throttle the download speeds of BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) users who download more than 100MB/month, saying some users were exceeding 100GB of data in a 30-day period using BlackBerry smartphones. The company says

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