Vodacom has reported a 6% growth in revenue to R15,425-billion for the quarter ended 31 December 2009, with data revenue increasing by a massive 33,2% to R1,188-billion.
The cellular network provider now boasts 40,5-million mobile customers.
In South Africa, the group increased its revenue by 7,5% to R13,439-billion and saw a 35,2% growth in data revenue to R1,16-billion.
In South Africa, it now has 27,1-million customers, 2,5% more than in the same quarter a year ago.
Pieter Uys, CEO of Vodacom, comments: "This has been a positive quarter for Vodacom, featuring solid overall revenue growth and continued progress in building our data business.
"Despite a challenging economic environment and the continued impact from RICA, our South African business posted a 7,5% increase in revenue.
"The actions we have taken in our international businesses have shown positive results in the form of improved market positioning. Cost management programmes are also gaining momentum and should provide the basis for improved margin management in the yearahead. Careful allocation of capital to investment projects has resulted in continued strong growth in cash flows."