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.

14 Sep

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.

12 Sep

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.

11 Sep

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.

7 Sep

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.


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.

Jun 28, 2018

5G: Why is this a game changer?

The next iteration of mobile connectivity, 5G, is on its way. But this will be more than just a step up in speed. 5G will change how the world communicates and what we communicate with.

Jun 25, 2018

MTN SA, Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line

5G wireless technology allowed an audience to view live feed from a car on a skid pan, allowing them to experience what the driver was seeing, in real time.

Jun 15, 2018

First commercial 5G rollouts in 2018: Ericsson

North America is expected to lead the uptake, with all major US operators planning to roll out 5G between late 2018 and mid-2019.

Jun 15, 2018

DFA positioned to take advantage of 5G

Dark Fibre Africa sees a lot of opportunity coming from the approaching roll-out of 5G in South Africa.

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