Vodacom has become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G network.
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 2017, has assisted in providing South Africans with mobile coverage.
“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,” says Andries Delport, Vodacom Chief Technology Officer.
Vodacom has invested about ZAR39.69 billion for its South African network infrastructure.