Dodgy connectivity? Blame it on vandals and thieves, says Vodacom
The telecom giant says it is losing R80m a year and is urging communities to help it preserve connectivity
Theft, vandalism and destruction of vital infrastructure amounting to millions of rand have propelled Vodacom in KwaZulu-Natal to fight back against criminal elements.
Chris Lazarus, the company’s managing executive in the province, said while data usage increased by 40% when lockdown was announced in March last year, destruction and theft of its infrastructure has affected connectivity and brought financial headaches for the telecom provider.
Vodacom, said Lazarus, has since ramped up efforts to keep criminals at bay...