04 May 2023
Vodacom Group will invest over ZAR60 billion to upgrade network resilience, maintain connectivity, and boost rural coverage in South Africa.
Vodacom has bolstered rural coverage to 95.8% by building new sites and base stations, extending its 4G and 3G population coverage to 97.94% and 99.88%.
Vodacom’s connectivity has enabled children to access educational materials and enabled SMEs to improve productivity and reduce environmental impact.
“Five years ago we heeded the call from President Cyril Ramaphosa to play a central role in his investment drive aimed at attracting R1.2 trillion over a five-year period. We believe that our initial R50 billion pledge has played a significant role in fostering digital inclusion for all and helping to unlock economic and social opportunities for South Africa,” said Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub.