Tag Archives: 5G

Zambia officials in discussion with Huawei over 5G network

According to the Zambian Minister of Communication and Transport, Dr Brian Mushimba, Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei has agreed to deploy 5G network infrastructure in Zambia. Even though the Minister disclosed the telco’s commitment to upgrade all sites seamlessly with 5G capability, he did not confirm on the cost of the project or when it is [...]

Virgin Mobile to rollout 5G network in UAE

Virgin Mobile has announced that it is offering its customers the opportunity to be amongst the first to get connected on the new 5G network via a dedicated pre-registration website; www.virginmobile.ae/5g-register. Customers can sign up to be the first to know when they can get a 5G-enabled mobile device.   The Managing Director of Virgin Mobile [...]

Mobily tests 5G network in Saudi Arabia

Mobily has positively led site tests in collaboration with Ericsson for 5G (fifth generation) in Makkah around the Haram area attaining speeds in excess of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits). The tests by Mobily and Ericsson are the first in the Haram area, which has one of the highest mobile users in the world; upon deployment, [...]

MTN South Africa launched 5G trial

MTN has deployed a trial 5G network as an indoor business solution, and the company stated that commercial-grade 5G network equipment and devices were used in this deployment. This is a joint project between MTN, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre which would allow for further evaluation of the benefits of 5G connectivity [...]

Batelco partners with Ericsson to offer 5G services in Bahrain

Telecom services operator Batelco has inked a deal with Ericsson to commercially deploy 5G across Bahrain. Batelco chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and Ericsson president and chief executive Börje Ekholm inked the agreement at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in the presence of Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed. The agreement, the newest in a long and successful collaboration [...]

Rain and Huawei to roll out 5G commercial network in SA

South Africas mobile data-only network operator, Rain, declared at the 2019 Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain, that it had introduced the first 5G commercial network in South Africa in collaboration with Huawei. Rain recently declared that with Huaweis end-to-end 5G solutions has enable them to introduce the 5G network using its 3.6GHz spectrum. The [...]

Jamcell Telecommunication Network to begin operations in Liberia

Liberia’s telecommunications market is enriched by a new broadband Internet service provider. The Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has just granted an individual universal license to JamCell. Jamcell will be able to evolve in the Data segment, but also to offer voice and video services. JamCell will be offering Triple Play across the country. JamCell will offer [...]

Zain and Nokia roll out 4.9G trial in Saudi Arabia

Nokia and Zain KSA have rolled out a Massive MIMO pilot in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, which seeks to offer download speeds of up to 700Mbps. The pilot uses spectrum in the 2.6GHz range over Zain’s LTE network and will exploit Nokia’s 5G ready AirScale Massive MIMO antenna for 4.9G calls. The head [...]

Ooredoo and Manateq to provide 5G infrastructure to logistics parks, industrial zones

Ooredoo has partnered with Economic Zones Company (Manateq) to provide its world-class 5G infrastructure that is set to transform Qatars logistics parks and industrial zones, as well as accelerate the countrys diversified economic growth. Across Qatar, Manateq is developing logistics parks and industrial zones, which offer various sizes of plots of land to the investors [...]

Ooredoo Kuwait and Ooredoo Qatar have successfully tested the 5G

Ooredoo Group has successfully made the first trial International 5G call in the region by showing the remarkable capabilities of its 5G networks in Qatar and Kuwait. The trial occurred between Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Group, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Kuwait. The trial was [...]