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Transforming the 5G dream to reality


Johannesburg, 04 Feb 2019
Read time 1min 10sec

Comsol's 5G dream is one where ubiquitous, high-speed networks deliver digital services to millions of citizens and businesses in South Africa, at a low-cost.

With access to the largest tranche of contiguous 28GHz in South Africa, Comsol recently launched a live 5G pilot network in Soweto. Over the coming months, the pilot will be expanded to new regions, as Comsol comes to understand more about this nascent technology.

The network has shown breathtaking speeds of up to 1.75 Gigabits per second.

It was officially switched on in late-2018 at an event that drew together industry players, technology experts, as well as dignitaries: Dr Siyabonga Cwele (Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Service), Tinyiko Ngobeni (Deputy Director General of Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services) and David Makhura (Premier of Gauteng).

"Vilakazi Street is the family home to two Nobel Prize laureates, and one of our nation's boldest symbols of transformation and progress," notes Comsol CEO Iain Stevenson. "In our own way, we want to play a role in South Africa's future as we embrace the digital economy, showcasing just what's possible with advanced 5G networks."

Discover more about how we're turning 5G from fantasy to reality right here in South Africa:

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