Vodacom launches 5G services in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

5 May 2020

South African telecoms operator Vodacom has introduced commercial 5G services in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country, TechCentral writes. The network, which supports both mobile and fixed-wireless access, was built by both Liquid Telecom (with Vodacom roaming on the infrastructure) and Vodacom itself, thanks to recently assigned spectrum from telecoms regulator Icasa. The company said: ‘This network will support both mobile and fixed-wireless services and is currently available on 20 live 5G sites, 18 of which are in Gauteng and two in Cape Town … Existing 4G tariffs for mobile and fixed-wireless will initially apply to Vodacom’s 5G service offering, with special 5G tariffs to be announced in due course.’

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