TechInAfrica – The Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) is receiving MTN KZN support by the building of 84 base stations to connect the areas without connectivity.
In a press release to Hypertext, Vodacom explains that “The new sites were rolled out in 9 District municipalities and 14 Local municipalities including Jozini, uMhlabuyalingana, uMfolozi, uMlalazi, uMsinga, uMzumbe, uMgeni, Ray Nkonyeni, Mandeni, eNdumeni, eDumbe, Msunduzi, Newcastle and Nqutu”.
The base stations will be using 3G and 4G to preserve data downloads and dropped calls.
Ishmael Mathinya, executive head for Operations at Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal said, “The R100m investment in deep rural areas has enabled us to further expand our 3G and 4G network coverage, increase data speed and help reduce our dropped-call rate, ensuring that we continue to deliver on our ‘Leading network’ promise.
“Critically, with these new base station sites, we have connected previously unconnected areas enabling scores of people to use innovative digital services in their daily lives that will empower themselves in a Digital Age.”
“The new investment is going to bolster the local economic development including empowering SMMEs as well as benefiting over 80 communities,” the company concluded.