Category Archives: 5G

Vodacom to launch 5G in the province of KwaZulu- Natal in South Africa

Vodacom South Africa has just announced the launch of its 5G network in the municipal districts of KwaZulu-Natal. Currently, 5G is available on 156 live 5G sites across the area of KwaZulu-Natal and supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services. Since May 2020, Vodacom has launched its 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Cape Town, [...]

STC offering PlayStation 5 with postpaid internet plan in Kuwait

Kuwait Telecom Company “STC” launched the “PlayStation 5″ to its customers in Kuwait, through a post-paid internet package supported by the 5G network. STC indicated that the latest device from Sony is now available to customers within the postpaid internet package, which provides unlimited 5G internet, in addition to two smart SIM cards, and a [...]

Etisalat provides world’s fastest 5G

UAE-based Etisalat has reached the worlds fastest 5G download speed of 9.1 gigabits per second. The throughput has been attained by combining multiple commercial spectrum band of n78 (3.5GHz), n41 (2.6GHz) and millimetre wave n258 (26 GHz). This was accomplished through a prototype 5G device that aggregates all three bands. The Senior Vice President, Mobile [...]

Airtel and Nokia to rollout 5G network in Kenya

Nokia has been selected by African mobile operator Airtel Kenya as part of a three-year deal to equip the country’s capital, Nairobi, with 4G-compatible broadband equipment and 5G. Eventually, this installation will cover hundreds of sites and will include upgrading the coverage of existing 2G, 3G and 4G radio access networks (RANs) in various urban, [...]

Etisalat picks Ericsson for its 5G network core expansion

Etisalat has chosen Ericsson to implement Ericssons Advanced 5G Radio and 5G Core network with User Data Management (UDM). Connecting the power of a cloud-native network, Etisalats subscribers will have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of enhanced mobile broadband, Fixed Wireless Access and innovative industrial and IoT solution over 5G. The partnership focuses on [...]

Togocel to start 5G services trial in Togo

Togocel has received the authorities consent to start 5G services trial. Togocel is the first to obtain the approval for 5G testing next year. This authorization will enable the Togolese operator to carry out a full-scale test of 5G under real conditions, with real network equipment. This acquisition aligns with Togo’s ambitions to modernize and [...]

stc to expand its 5G network in 71 additional Saudi cities

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) stated that it will provide an additional of more than 71 cities across Saudi Arabia with 5G network as part of its second-phase plan to deploy the network country-wide. The milestone showcases stcs continuous efforts to develop the 5G networks systems and infrastructure, most notably, expanding the fibre to the home [...]

Vodacom chooses Nokia for 5G services in South Africa

Nokia has deployed 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across South African operator Vodacoms network. Vodacom is using Nokias 2G, 3G, 4G and fiber access networks, as well as 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and mobile broadband services. Nokia is providing its AirScale, Fastmile and Subscriber Data Management (SDM) / Home Subscriber Server (HSS) [...]