Vodacom results show 3.5 million quarterly additions

27 Jul 2006

South Africa-based wireless operator Vodacom has revealed that in the three months ended 30 June 2006 it saw a 7.6% jump in its customer base to take its total to 25.2 million across networks in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho and Mozambique. In its domestic market Vodacom claimed 20.4 million customers at the end of the period, up 6.4% on the previous quarter, of which 17.8 million were pre-paid. Going forward, the company has opted to change its definition of an active customer to exclude those SIM cards whose only activity is calls to voicemail; as a result of the change an estimated 3.5 million customers included in the base at 30 June will be disconnected at the end of the year. Outside of South Africa, total customer base grew by 11.6% to 4.9 million; of particular note was the performance of its Mozambiquan network which achieved a 19.2% increase in its customer base.

South Africa, Vodacom Group