Rain will launch 5G in early 2019

Rain wants to make SA one of the first top five global markets to launch 5G, with plans for commercial rollout in the first quarter of 2019.

Oct 11, 2018

5G is coming, but 3G set to dominate in Sub-Saharan Africa

While 5G is on the horizon, a new GSMA report says 3G will become Sub-Saharan Africa's dominant technology by 2025 as 2G begins to be phased out.

Oct 11, 2018

SA's golden 5G opportunity

Access to the Internet means access to learning opportunities, business opportunities, new technology and new markets, says Comsol.

Oct 5, 2018

White paper: Operators need to secure 5G

5G is in the final stages of development and commercialisation by MNOs and industry stakeholders.

Sep 21, 2018

Roadblocks ahead in SA's 5G journey

There is still a lot of work that needs to be done before even thinking of a 5G network in SA, says Frost & Sullivan.

Sep 14, 2018

Comsol, Samsung lead SA into 5G era

Soweto's Vilakazi Street is lit up with 5G, as Comsol aims for commercial roll-out in 2019 in partnership with Samsung SA.

Sep 12, 2018

Industry experts examine key enabling tech for 5G

The CSIR and IEEE will drill into how software-defined networking and network function virtualisation will impact the development of 5G.

Sep 11, 2018

Need for 5G is not immediate, says ITU

A new report suggests a cautious 5G outlook, saying the industry should instead enhance the availability and quality of existing 4G networks.

Sep 7, 2018

Vilakazi Street to light up with live 5G pilot network

South Korean hardware manufacturer Samsung partners with wireless infrastructure provider Comsol to test 5G in Soweto.

Aug 27, 2018

Vodacom delivers 5G in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho has been assigned spectrum in the 3.5GHz band to enable the launch of a commercial 5G service.

Aug 22, 2018

Cell C in no hurry to deploy 5G

SA's third biggest operator is still assessing the South African market's readiness for the next-generation technology.

Aug 10, 2018

Samsung plans $22bn spending on new tech

Seeking new growth drivers, Samsung will invest $22 billion in artificial intelligence, 5G, electronic auto components and biopharmaceuticals.

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