Telecoms – In Brief


Mobile operator Vodacom is preparing to extend its network coverage to two underserved central provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), BizTechAfrica reports. The cellco is set to deploy around 61 antennas in remote areas of Kasai-Occidental (Western Kasai) and Kasai-Oriental (Eastern Kasai), which between them are home to a total of around 15 million people. The latter is said to be one of the richest diamond producing regions in the world. According to its website, Vodacom DRC currently offers mobile coverage of all ten Congolese provinces, as well as ‘city-province’ Kinshasa. The cellco currently covers twelve towns in Kasai-Occidental and 19 in Kasai-Oriental.