Undersea cables, towers and ubuntu all have a role to play in keeping South Africans connected.
There’s more than one way to optimise your data. In our series, we’ll show you clever ways to make the most of your data and explore how Vodacom keeps millions of South Africans connected to the internet.
Have you ever wondered how data really works? Behind every selfie, every picture of your mum and dad, every 360 video and Kardashian emoji, data flows like a river to and from your devices. The internet is made up of millions of computers, phones and servers all around the world, and undersea cables, satellites and various land-based connections bring everything to your fingertips, just when you need it.
Vodacom’s own network of cellphone towers covers most of South Africa. To make sure everyone enjoys fast speeds at affordable rates, Vodacom provides a variety of capped data bundles with varying expiry periods.
Bundles provide a service
Why does your data expire? What you’re paying for, actually, is access to Vodacom’s network for a period of time, up to a certain amount of data. What’s the reason for this? It helps Vodacom optimise their network, and they can predict spikes in data usage that can have an effect on users’ experience. The more...