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South Africa’s Vodacom Launches 5G Internet Service in Lesotho

South Africa’s Vodacom Launches 5G Internet Service in Lesotho

South Africa’s Vodacom launched what it said was Africa’s first commercial 5G internet service in Lesotho on Saturday, but said it would only be able to provide a similar service in its home market once spectrum was made available. A branch South African mobile communications provider Vodacom is show Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile operator […]

MTN Takes on Vodacom as Africa’s Biggest Digital Bank

MTN Takes on Vodacom as Africa’s Biggest Digital Bank

MTN Group Ltd. is seeking to challenge rival Vodacom Group Ltd. as Africa’s biggest digital bank by tripling its customer numbers within three years. Already the continent’s biggest mobile-phone company by subscribers, Johannesburg-based MTN is adding about 500,000 active banking customers a month, Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter, 50, said on Wednesday. About 20 million people use […]

South African Inventor Wins Vodacom ‘Please Call Me’ Battle

South African Inventor Wins Vodacom ‘Please Call Me’ Battle

A South African man has won his legal bid to force leading mobile phone firm Vodacom to pay him for inventing a popular messaging service. The country’s highest court ordered the firm to compensate ex-employee Nkosana Makate for the Please Call Me service. He waged a nine-year court battle, accusing Vodacom of breaching an agreement […]