Vodacom celebrates 3G coverage in style
VODACOM Lesotho (VCL) has successfully completed the installation of the telecommunications giant’s 3G broadband network in its 245 base stations across the country to ensure access to a fast and efficient internet service even in remote areas, its Managing Executive of Consumer and Enterprise Johnny Dos Santos has said.
Mr Dos Santos made the remarks yesterday in Maseru during the unveiling of Vodacom’s new campaign, “Kaekapakae”, which means “Everywhere Anywhere”.
The campaign celebrates the completion of the 3G rollout programme and showcases the countrywide availability of the network’s voice, internet, sms and m-pesa services.
“As the campaign launches today, Vodacom has new and exciting offers being made available to all its subscribers. The Vodacom Smart Kicka mobile phone and tablet are being sold at M499 and M989 respectively. Both come with three months free internet.” said Mr Dos Santos of the offer which ends today.
He said the rollout, in which 3G base stations were installed on all Vodacom towers, had complemented government’s efforts to extend communication in remote areas. As a result, he said, about 94 percent of the country’s population, including those in remote areas, were able to access the Vodacom network and services.
“About six months ago, we completed installing the 3G internet broadband in all our 245 base stations including in remote areas where it had been difficult to provide internet services. Vodacom is committed to rolling out strategies that help government to enhance communication for every Mosotho living in the country,” Mr Dos Santos said.
“Vodacom has spent billions in developing the network that is continuing to contribute towards the economy using the best technology that has enabled internet transformation.
“This marks a great milestone in Vodacom’s achievement since the company came to the country 19 years ago. We have become the largest telecommunications company providing voice services to the nation over the years and today we feel proud that we are able to bring a world class, fast and cuttingedge technology that enables accessibility to communication services.”
He added that the Kaekapakae campaign would be celebrated on Friday with the launch of Vodacom Mega Millions, a trivia based competition with M3 million worth of cash, cars and airtime vouchers prizes up for grabs.mr Dos Santos said the Kaekapakae campaign would also unearth and celebrate local talent.
“We urge all our customers to stay tuned as more news on this is coming in the near future,” he said.
VCL Managing Executive of Consumer and Enterprise Johnny Dos Santos (left) speaks at the ‘Kaekapakae’ campaign launch yesterday.