Vodacom seeks way into WiMAX

21 Nov 2006

South Africa’s largest cellular operator Vodacom is looking to enter the country’s broadband wireless market by buying into one of four WiMAX licence holders. Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig confirmed in a statement that his company has moved to acquire a stake in Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), which trades under the name iBurst. iBurst already provides broadband internet services via fixed wireless networks and is testing WiMAX technology, but has not yet settled on a WiMAX strategy. The exact details of the deal were not released.