Our operations – Lesotho


  • Profile

    Vodacom is Lesotho's largest mobile operator in terms of mobile subscribers. It provides voice, messaging, data services to individual customers and also offers integrated communication solutions that meet the needs of the public sector, large, medium and small enterprises.

  • History

    Vodacom Lesotho started operating in 1996 and is majority owned by Vodacom Group (80%). The Sekha-Metsi Consortium holds a 20% in the company.


Financial Overview

Segment performance
  2019   2018   % change  
Revenue (LSLm) 1 308   1 255   4.2  
EBIT (LSLm) 491   475   3.4  
Customers (thousands) 1 464   1 587   (7.8)  
Data customers2 (thousand) 734   673   9.1  
M-Pesa customers3 (thousand) 535   388   37.9  
MOU per month4 74   79   (6.3)  
Total ARPU5 (rand per month) 66   65   1.5  
Number of employees 220   209   5.3  
NPS (position relative to competitors) 1st   1st      
Customer market share #1   #1      

Martket Overview
  % change  
Ownership 80%  
Population1 (estimate) 2.3 million  
GDP growth1 estimate 1.00%  
Customers 1.5 million  
ARPU2 (local currency per month) LSL66  
Licence expiry period 2 036  
Coverage4 98.50%  
NPS 1st  
Points of presence – formal5 7 415  
Points of presence – informal5 9 838  
Number of employees 220