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Vodacom South Africa to invest ZAR 500 mln on batteries because of power cuts

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | 10:19 CET | News
The Vodacom Group is set to spend another ZAR 500 million on batteries because of continuous power cuts, ITWeb reported. CEO Shameel Joosub has decried the frequency of load-shedding by power utility Eskom, saying the power cuts have become a "big issue" for the telecoms industry, as it affects the quality of service. Joosub's concern follows Eskom's  implementation of an unprecedented frequent load-shedding programme in recent months.

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