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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 […]

SA ‘commander’ minister wins for seizing digital revolution

South Africa Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. File photo.

by MTHULISI SIBANDA CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has been awarded an inaugural industry accolade to honour a government representative whose work in digital transformation and technology has a positive impact on the lives of people in Africa. The self-styled Commander of the Fourth Industrial […]

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 […]

MTN, Huawei launch C-band 5G trial

On the left is Huawei Carrier Business Vice President for Southern Africa, Dean Yu signing partnership agreement with MTN CTIO Giovanni Chiarelli.

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – MTN has taken a giant step in its network evolution plan towards fifth-generation cellular technology (5G) with the launch of a C-band 5G trial with Huawei. C-band, also called ‘golden band’ for 5G spectrum, is a valuable segment of spectrum and comprises of a frequency range of around 3.3 […]

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