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Vodacom pilots fixed LTE-A service, holds roaming talks with Rain

Vodacom South Africa says its exploring opportunities in the fixed LTE-A sector, reports Mybroadband. The operator says it is currently trialling the proposition to gauge consumer interest and use before deploying fixed LTE-A services nationally, dependant on consumer interest. Vodacom launched two fixed LTE-A packages in October, offering the first 1,000 users to sign up “50GB + 50GB” or “100GB…

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Vodacom reveals Rain roaming details

Vodacom’s relationship with Rain is under investigation, with concerns that Vodacom is unlawfully accessing Rain’s spectrum and offering access to infrastructure on a discriminatory basis. A primary concern is that Rain’s spectrum is used by Vodacom subscribers, even when Vodacom has good coverage in an area. There is also no indication to a Vodacom customer that they are roaming on Rain’s…

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