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Vodacom South Africa deploys network sites in rural area near Mozambique border

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 11:20 CET | News
Vodacom South Africa said it has deployed new network sites in deep rural areas of Umhlabuyalingana Municipality, KwaZulu Natal. This follows a call by Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele for the country's mobile network providers to help improve network coverage in rural areas. Within months of Vodacom having deployed seven new 3G sites, covering 637 square kilometres with a population of over 50,000, the area has seen a 1,000 percent increase in data traffic.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Vodacom South Africa
Countries: South Africa
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