South Africa: Vodacom Reveals Goal To Cut Data And Smartphone Prices

2019 was a good year for Vodacom as the mobile operator reached several important milestones.

In a recent conversation with MyBroadband, Vodacom revealed its goals to cut prices in 2020.

Its achievements include reducing the communication costs, reaching Level 1 BEE status and increasing its investment in network infrastructure.

When it comes to its mobile operations in South Africa, Vodacom said that it believes that reducing the cost to communicate is a significant metric for its progress.

The company added that another important goal was to drive down the price of mobile devices; hence, the launch of a 4G smart feature phone called the Vodacom Vibe 4G.

Vodacom Vibe 4G retails for R299 ($21.05) and drives smartphone penetration while also helping to bridge the digital divide, allowing customers to connect with their loved ones through social media.

Additionally, the company saw massive growth in its OTT divisions – with Video Play reaching over 1 million people and MyMuze growing to roughly 5.6 million subscribers.

The company said that excellent progress on its fibre rollout was another of its milestones, and it doubled the number of homes connected, while in the IoT side of things it acquired a strategic stake in IoT.nxt.

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