R1 billion Vodacom network upgrade for Gauteng
Vodacom is busy upgrading its network big time.
Here are some of the improvements:
- Another 239 3G Sites added
- Additional 473 LTE Sites across South Africa
- 74.5% of Vodacom sites are now connected using self-provided high capacity transmission.
Bringing this investment story closer to home, Shane Hibbard, Managing Executive for Vodacom’s operations in Gauteng explained that:
“I’m pleased to announce that in excess of R1 billion has been earmarked for network investment in Gauteng in the current financial year. Of this amount, a large portion will be used to upgrade and increase Gauteng’s 3G coverage in the major townships. By the end of March 2015 we will add more than 400 new 3G sites.''
On top of this, Vodacom is also in the process of growing its LTE footprint in the province. To this end around 600 new sites will be live in Gauteng by April next year. This will grow Gauteng’s current LTE coverage from 25% of sites to 38% of sites in the region.
“With 4G/LTE, video and music downloads can be accomplished in a fraction of the time of traditional 3G services. The areas we’ll be focusing on increasing LTE coverage are the business hubs and urban areas such as Pretoria, Bryanston and Rosebank as well as in the major townships.”
These developments are being done to cater for the massive data traffic and to provide more new capacity.
(Source - Vodacom)
FNB brings you digital banking for under R99 per month
FNB will be adding a tablet to its smart device range for customers at R99 per month.
The Lenovo Ideatab which comes with a free protective cover includes 3G and WiFi.
It has a 7 inch touch screen and long lasting battery life. The tablet is paid off over
24 month, interest free period.
It can be ordered from FNB's website or by sending a SMS with 'data' to 31138.
The bank has also introduced the FNB Guru desk - a service centre that customers can contact to get help on anything from how to download the FNB App, to how to set up their new device.
FNB Guru Desk available Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm on 087-736-7270
Ts & Cs apply for this offer.
(Source - FNB)
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This edition by +Fred Felton