Vodacom deploys 5,000th 3G base station; 3,000th DC-HSPA+ site

28 Feb 2012

According to MyBroadband.co.za Vodacom South Africa commissioned its 5,000th 3G base station on 20 February 2012. In addition, the cellco has reached the milestone of 3,000 DC-HSPA+ enabled sites, which it claims provides maximum download speeds of 43Mbps. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Vodacom was the first South African operator to roll out a 3G network, initiating a trial with twelve base stations in mid-2004, before inaugurating a commercial 3G service in December 2004, with 473 base stations. Vodacom has indicated that its enlarged 3G network provides coverage to around 81% of the population.

South Africa, Vodacom South Africa