Dodgy connectivity? Blame it on vandals and thieves, says Vodacom

The telecom giant says it is losing R80m a year and is urging communities to help it preserve connectivity

24 February 2021 - 20:18

Theft, vandalism and destruction of vital infrastructure amounting to millions of rand have propelled Vodacom in KwaZulu-Natal to fight back against criminal elements.

Chris Lazarus, the company’s managing executive in the province, said while data usage increased by 40% when lockdown was announced in March last year, destruction and theft of its infrastructure has affected connectivity and brought financial headaches for the telecom provider...

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