Vodacom And Gautrain Partners Up
Vodacom And Gautrain Partners Up: Vodacom has successfully extended its 4G coverage along most Gautrain routes to include 4G+ in the underground tunnels which is a first in South Africa. The move will ensure that Vodacom customers can continue to make calls, check e-mails, send messages and surf the internet when they travel on the Gautrain in their daily travels. Andries Delport, Vodacom group chief technology officer, said in a statement issued on Wednesday: “This means that 4G and 4G+ coverage is immediately available on route to Gautrain’s Rosebank, Sandton, Marlboro and Midrand stations with speeds of in excess of 100Mb/s achieved in deep underground environments.
“This initiative is part of our concerted drive to give our customers a differentiated service and seamless connection everywhere in South Africa. The basis of our competitive advantage lies in the superiority of our network, which we have achieved through continued investment in infrastructure. In the past two years alone, we spent R17 billion so we continue to provide great value to our customers.”“The next phase of the project will be to enhance coverage along the track between Marlboro and OR Tambo International Airport, as well as between Marlboro and Pretoria to ensure a seamless and uninterrupted experience on all Gautrain routes she stated. To provide underground coverage at these stations, Vodacom used distributed antenna systems located throughout the three stations. Each of these systems is connected via fibre-optic cable to network equipment located in Rosebank.