Category Archives: 5G

Rain deployed its first standalone 5G network in South Africa

Rain, South Africas operator, has launched Africas first standalone 5G network in partnership with Huawei. Currently available in Cape Town, the network will cover areas Sea Point, Claremont, Goodwood, Bellville, Durbanville, and Cape Town City Center. Our SA 5G will enable the industries digital transformation in the future, such as smart healthcare, smart ports, smart [...]

Omantel picks Ericsson for 5G network extension in Oman

Omantel has chosen Ericsson to sustain the ongoing 5G radio access network (RAN) expansion plans in a multi-year partnership in Oman. Ericsson will assist Omantels commercial 5G expansion at key locations across Oman, including Salalah, Nizwa and Sur. Ericsson technology will allow Omantel to extend coverage while at the same time will be providing a [...]

ZTE partners with MTN to introduce first 5G indoor router in South Africa

ZTE, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for mobile broadband and 5G connectivity, has introduced its first 5G wireless router, the ZTE 5G Indoor Router MC801A, in South Africa in partnership with MTN, one of the leading telecoms carriers in South Africa. ZTE 5G Indoor Router MC801A has the latest Wi-Fi 6 [...]

Telma and Ericsson introduce 5G network in Madagascar

Telma has rolled out Madagascars first 5G network, via the network infrastructure supplied by Swedish tech giant, Ericsson. Telma introduced Madagascars first 5G consumer services using spectrum in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band, with the network going live on the 26th June 2020. By rolling out 5G on the island, Telma forms part of the few operators [...]

Zain Bahrain rolls out 5G commercial services

Zain Group has announced the launch of its 5G commercial services in Bahrain. The 5G network built in collaboration with global solutions provider, Ericsson, will allow users to enjoy super high-speed data, very low latency and ultra-high reliability and unveils highly connected technologies trends such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and the internet of things (IoT). The [...]

Ooredoo Oman rolls out 5G home internet

Ooredoo Oman has rolled out its 5G Home Internet plans, offering subscribers faster connectivity than current services. Subscribers will receive a free plug-and-play 5G modem when they sign up for a 24-month contract. At RO28 (72.73 USD) for 20 MB speed and RO35 (90.91 USD) per month for 100 MB speed, subscribers will enjoy connectivity [...]

Vodacom deploys commercial 5G mobile network in SA

Mobile operator Vodacom Group has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country. According to a statement from the company, the additional spectrum assigned by South Africas telecoms regulator due to coronavirus pandemic has been used to fast track [...]

rain launched a 24/7 unlimited 4G data product in SA

Data provider, rain, has introduced an unlimited 4G data offering at R479 per month. The CEO of rain, Willem Roos said, “rain’s goal is to offer South Africans a choice of affordable unlimited data products. Following President Ramaphosa’s address to the nation pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic, we accelerated the go-live date of our 24/7 unlimited 4G [...]