Over the past three years, Vodacom has invested billions in infrastructure enabling it to provide better services to a wider range of the population. Vodacom DRC has the widest coverage in the country, connecting people in some of the most remote and rural areas. We continued to invest aggressively in our network, increasing the number of 2G and 3G base stations. This has resulted in a significantly improved experience for our customers, evidenced by our positive NPS scores in network quality and network coverage. In May 2018, Vodacom was the first operator to launch commercial 4G services.
M-Pesa continues to gain momentum, driven mainly by active customer growth, expanded distribution channels and growth of the ecosystem. As at 31 March 2018, Vodacom had approximately 1.9 million active M-PESA customers.