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Dos Santos urges energy investments to propel 5G

Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – PROMINENT African businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos, has called on stakeholders to increase investments in the energy sector and enhance the move to fifth generation technology (5G) networks. Dos Santos, ranked the continent’s richest woman, was speaking at the just-ended AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, […]

MTN on course to become Africa’s 5G pioneer

Giovanni Chiarelli, CTIO MTN South Africa and Nicolas Blixell, VP, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, at the contract signing

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa is set to be one of the leading pioneers of fifth generation technology (5G). This after the operator selected Ericsson as its 5G network modernisation vendor as it upgrades its core network to support third generation partnership project (3GPP)-compliant 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) architecture. Ericsson will […]

New smart feature phone closes Tanzania digital divide

Vodacom

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE launch of a new smart feature phone in Tanzania is anticipated to bridge the digital divide in the East African country. KaiOs Technologies, Vodacom, Azumi and Media Tek have launched the gadget known as the Smart Katochi. Retailing at TZSh 48 000 (US$20), […]

MTN deploys 5 000 OpenRAN sites globally

MTN 3G

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN Group is to deploy more than 5 000 sites across its 21 operations, thereby bringing second-generation technology networks (2G), 3G and 4G connectivity into areas previously using Parallel Wireless’ OpenRAN (radio access network). Africa is the most digitally divided continent with only 44 percent unique mobile users. […]

Huawei sets 40 000 5G stations despite US sanctions

Huawei Vice President: Mohamed Madkour

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI, undeterred by the restrictions imposed on it by the United States government, has established some 40 000 fifth-generation cellular network technology (5G) base stations without American components since the sanctions by the administration of President Donald Trump earlier this year. The figure represents […]

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