South African mobile operator Vodacom has been awarded a temporary licence to offer high speed third-generation (3G) services, but says it could convert this to a permanent concession for ZAR6 million a year as it looks to unlock greater revenues from its domestic mobile market. The award is a first for Africa although rival MTN has confirmed that it has been testing, demonstrating and evaluating 3G and EDGE technologies on a live pilot since May. Both companies were issued with test licences by the regulator ICASA in May.
Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.
Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.
Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.
CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:
- International carriers
- Wholesale service providers
- Equipment and software vendors
- Telecom investors