January 18, 2018 9:18 AM ET

Wireless Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Company Overview

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. offers communication services for individuals and businesses in South Africa. Its services include mobile voice, messaging, data, and converged services. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Midrand, South Africa. Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Limited.

Vodacom Corporate Park

082 Vodacom Boulevard

Midrand,  1685

South Africa

Founded in 1993

Phone:

27 11 653 5000

Fax:

27 86 008 2082

Key Executives for Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Managing Director
Age: 46
Finance Director
Chief Officer Sales & Distribution and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd Key Developments

Vodacom Announces New Services for Samsung Users in South Africa

Vodacom has announced that its partnership with Samsung has brought many firsts to Samsung cellphone users on Vodacom's network in South Africa. The latest among the strings of firsts launched by the two companies is the update by Samsung on 24 July for all Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices on Vodacom's network and will see Samsung users on the network become the first to download and use a number of new and advanced features in SA. The new software update unlocks Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi), 4x4 MIMO and 256-QAM on the Vodacom network. VoLTE brings faster, better voice calls and even video calls over Vodacom's extensive 4G network. VoWi-Fi allows calls to be made over Wi-Fi in areas where there is no mobile coverage. MIMO stands for Multiple Input Multiple Output and enables the transmission of multiple signals via the same set of air interface resources. It builds on uncorrelated transmit and receive antennas and uncorrelated paths (multipaths) on the air interface (the channel) and allows for increased throughput and speeds. QAM-256 refers to Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, which is the means by which a carrier signal, such as an LTE waveform, transmits data and information. Ideally, a waveform/symbol carries as much data as possible in order to achieve higher data rates and increase spectral efficiency. The addition of 4x4 MIMO and 256-QAM allows extremely high 4G speeds to be achieved where the same features have been enabled on the network. Vodacom have demonstrated speeds exceeding 500Mb/s in numerous locations around South Africa.

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