Sub-Saharan Africa’s 5G subscriptions to top 70m by 2026
The uptake of the next-generation mobile tech will outpace predecessors, as service providers rush to switch from 4G to 5G, says Ericsson’s Todd Ashton.
Google signs 5G, edge computing pacts with Ericsson, Orange
The strategic Google Cloud partnership deals with the telecoms operators will unlock emerging 5G and edge computing services for customers.
MWC 2021: Mobile industry players commit to support 5G mmWave
The companies announce their collective support for the next-gen technology to drive availability of 5G mmWave networks.
Massive surge in 5G subscriptions predicted in 2021
Ericsson projects 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580 million by year-end, driven by an estimated one million new subscriptions every day.
5G shifts global smartphone user behaviour
Users worldwide spend more time with cloud gaming and augmented reality, while 20% decrease usage of WiFi on their phones at home, says a report.
Food delivery, crime-fighting drones coming soon
Within the next 12 to 18 months, drone services for food delivery and law enforcement will gain traction, pushed by 5G deployment, says Ericsson.
Ericsson signs key deals to connect Sub-Saharan Africa
The company signs a series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, which it says highlights its growing footprint in the region.
ZTE expects SA’s 5G tech to flourish after 2025
In preparation for the widespread adoption of 5G in SA, the Chinese company is partnering with local telcos to upgrade 4G LTE networks.
Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G adoption in Africa
Todd Ashton, Ericsson’s newly-appointed vice-president and head of South and East Africa, looks to drive the adoption of 5G on the African continent.
Ericsson zeroes in on SA’s promising 5G market
The Swedish company sees a lot of opportunity in the country's 5G market, as operators wait for ICASA to make high-demand spectrum available.
Shunned by the West, Huawei powers SA’s 5G networks
All three telcos that have launched 5G in SA are using Huawei in parts of their 5G networks, including the Huawei 5G CPE router.