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Nicholas Naidu Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation at Vodacom


Nicholas is currently the Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation for
Vodacom Group - which is the largest ICT company by market capitalization on the Johannesburg Stock

He has worked for Vodacom Group since 2006 across it’s Sub-Saharan African markets in various senior
Technology, Commercial and Public Policy roles. In his most recent roles he has successfully led teams
who have launched the 1st commercial 5G network in Africa (Lesotho), the 1st commercial NB IoT network
in Africa (South Africa), successful spectrum acquisitions in the DRC and Tanzania, and the largest ever
telecommunications infrastructure sharing and 4G roaming deal in South Africa between Vodacom and

He is passionate about Technology, Innovation and Digital Inclusion. Nicholas has a B.Sc Electronic
Engineering degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal and a M.Eng Telecommunications degree (cum
laude) from Wits University.

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