Vodacom pushes government for allocation of high demand spectrum

JOHANNESBURG – As Vodacom data revenue in South Africa overtook voice revenue for the first time in the six months ended September 30, the listed telecoms group yesterday pushed the government for the allocation of high demand spectrum in order to drive down underlying costs.
Vodacom and its peers have blamed the lack of spectrum for high expenditure costs as well as difficulty in expanding their networks in rural areas.
According to the companies, the release of the spectrum would cut data prices. Vodacom chief executive Shameel Joosub yesterday (MON) said that, in the six months, the company reduced its …read more