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South Africa gets ready to award 5G spectrum

The regulator said it will award 5G spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2,600 MHz, and 3,500 MHz bands The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) confirmed that its much-anticipated auction of 5G spectrum is expected to start on March 8. This auction process...

South Africa to reach 11 million 5G subscribers by 2025: consultancy

5G subscribers in South Africa are expected to reach 11 million by 2025, with a population coverage of 43%, according to a recent report by South African consultancy firm Africa Analysis. This figure represents significant growth from the estimated 90,000 5G subscribers and 4.4% population...

Rain launches standalone 5G network in South Africa

  South African operator Rain has launched what it claims to be Africa’s first standalone 5G (SA 5G) network, in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei, the latter said in a release. Rain's standalone 5G is currently available in the South African city of Cape Town ,covering...

Vodacom to launch 5G services in South Africa using Liquid’s new network

  South African operator Vodacom Group expects to launch commercial 5G services during 2020 by using a network being built by rival operator Liquid Telecom, Vodacom Chief Executive Shameel Joosub said. Liquid Telecom had recently announced it was building a wholesale 5G network in South Africa...

South Africa is still several years away from mass 5G adoption

GSMA: "South Africa will lead the increase in 5G activity expected in sub-Saharan Africa" According to a recent GSMA trade association survey report, the increase in 5G activity expected in sub-Saharan Africa will be led by South Africa, “the most advanced market in the region.”...

Liquid Telecom plans South African 5G wholesale launch for early 2020

Liquid Telecom has 56 megahertz worth of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band African wholesale operator Liquid Telecom is adding a 5G wireless network to its existing fiber offering, and plans to launch a 5G wholesale network in all major South African cities in early...

Huawei delivering 5G networks in South Africa and Switzerland

The 5G network is already live in certain areas of Johannesburg BARCELONA--South African carrier Rain launched what it claims to be the first commercial 5G network in South Africa in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei. The launch was announced during Mobile World Congress 2019, taking place...

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