Vodacom Lesotho

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Country

Company Name

Vodacom Lesotho (Pty) Ltd

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

5G NR Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Vodacom Lesotho started operating in 1996 with the Government of Lesotho as a shareholder through its stake in Lesotho Telecommunications Corporation. When the Government of Lesotho began its privatisation process in 1999, it invited bids for this share in Vodacom Lesotho. In July 2000, Sekha-Metsi Consortium, a group of local business people and public figures, was announced as the successful bidder. Sekha-Metsi holds a 20% share in Vodacom Lesotho with the remaining share held by Vodacom Group. Vodacom Group operates as a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc.

The company has provided 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band since June 1996 and 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) since May 2008. 4G LTE launched in October 2014 intially over the B20 (800 MHz) band but later adding B3 (1800 MHz).

Vodacom Lesotho 5G

Vodacom Lesotho launched Africa's first commercial 5G service using standards-based NR in August 2018. The network uses n78 (3500 MHz) and provides data rates up to 1 Gbps in a fixed-wireless arrangement, identical to the technology recently deployed by Vodacom in South Africa.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2008-05 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2014-10]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
15 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Active [Launched 2018-08-28]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
100 MHz Active