Outages are thwarting Vodacom's growth plans

CEO Shameel Joosub says blackouts have forced the group to delay rural network and 5G expansion

21 May 2023 - 00:00 By THABISO MOCHIKO

Rural network expansion and 5G network acceleration has been put on hold as Vodacom diverts funds to back-up electricity solutions for its base stations. It describes the past few months of intensive electricity blackouts as “disastrous”.  ..

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