Category Archives: 5G

MNOs to widen reach of 5G services in Iran

Irans telecom infrastructure has suffered from sanctions in past few years, which prevented the import of equipment and devices and encouraged widespread smuggling, with a consequent loss of tax revenue. To address this, the government introduced a device registration scheme, and bolstered the capacity for domestically manufactured mobile phones. Operators have invested in broadening the [...]

Unitel to invest in 5G services in Angola

Angolan mobile phone company Unitel has so far invested 25 million U.S. dollars in technology innovation and digital upgrades to prepare for the launch of the 5G service in the country. According to Unitel, the upgrades will allow more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time and make the company’s services more [...]

MTN and Airtel ready for 5G deployment in Nigeria

Indications have emerged that the telecommunication giants, MTN Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria, will likely be the first two players to deploy the Fifth Generation, 5G network in Nigeria by January 2022. Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that the commission had granted Airtel right to demonstrate its own 5G [...]

Vodacom released 5G services in Northern Cape

Vodacom Central Region became the first network provider to switch on the first live 5G mobile network in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, thus allowing customers who have 5G-enabled devices and are within a 5G coverage area to now have access the new 5G network. Evah Mthimunye, Managing Executive for Vodacom Central Region, has commented [...]

MTN projects to deploy 5G services in Cameroon

MTN Cameroon (MTNC), a subsidiary of the South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group, has requested a licence from the telecom regulator to deploy 5G. The operator said it is currently implementing high-impact projects including experimentation with 5G technology and has submitted a request to the Telecommunications Regulatory Board for a relevant licence to [...]

GMIS and Etisalat joined forces to speed up 5G roll out in UAE

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) is partnering with the telecom giant Etisalat to speed up the development of 5G network services to spur the digital transformation both in the UAE and globally. Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice-President – Corporate Communications at Etisalat, said  that digital technology and 5G networks generate enormous [...]

Ooredoo provides 5G for free to Samsung and Huawei devices in Oman

Ooredoo customers can now enjoy the 5G experience for free on any Samsung or Huawei 5G-enabled smartphone. Accessible from 5G-covered areas across the Sultanate, the limited-time offer will provide users with power of lightning-fast speeds, giving amazing performance, whether watching a movie or joining a video conference. Taking internet use to a whole new level [...]