Telkom and Vodacom ink roaming deal

9 Nov 2018

Telkom has entered into a ‘multibillion-rand’ roaming deal with Vodacom to roam over its networks, TechCentral writes. The migration will begin in December, with full switchover planned by mid-2019. The agreement also extends to facilities leasing, with Telkom allowed to build infrastructure on Vodacom’s towers.

The Telkom-Vodacom deal comes just months after Cell C announced it would terminate its 2G and 3G roaming deal with Vodacom, in favour of a broader roaming agreement with MTN that includes 4G/LTE. Cell C’s deal with Vodacom will not be renewed when it expires in 2020, while its roaming arrangement with MTN is expected to come into effect by the end of 2018.