Category Archives: 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 [...]

South Africa’s Eastern Cape province to receive MTN’s network services

The South African operator MTN is planning to invest approximately $11.8 million in network expansion in South Africas Eastern Cape province. According to the CAJ News website, both the LTE and 5G networks will be expanded by MTN in the Eastern Cape province. The hope is that the additional investment will enable the mobile operator [...]

Antel invertirá casi USD 150 millones en infraestructura de fibra óptica y 5G en Uruguay

El Presidente de Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, mantuvo una reunión la semana pasada con Gabriel Gurméndez, CEO de la telco Antel. De acuerdo a la información reportada en varios websites locales, incluyendo La Diaria, el ejecutivo aseguró que se logró un acuerdo que permite acelerar algunas inversiones relacionadas a la cobertura de fibra óptica en [...]

Antel to invest almost USD 150 million in fiber optic and 5G infrastructure in Uruguay

Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou, held a meeting last week with Gabriel Gurmendez, CEO at the countrys telco Antel. According to information reported on several local websites, including La Diaria, the executive reported that an agreement was reached, which allows to accelerate some investments related to fiber optic coverage in the country. According to Gurmendez, [...]