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1:20
Jul 8, 2021

Huawei signs 4G connectivity agreement with VW

The Chinese multinational telco strikes a licensing deal that will allow use of its 4G technologies in connected vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen.

3:40
Jul 7, 2021

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.

3:40
May 18, 2021

SA operations lift Vodacom Group in full-year results

The company’s local operations reported blowout full-year results, buoyed by double-digit data usage growth.

3:20
Sep 30, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa 5G connections to reach 18m by 2025

Spectrum availability will promote strong growth and cost-efficiency in 4G and 5G mobile connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025, says the GSMA.

2:30
Aug 28, 2020

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.

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ZTE: Bringing 5G to Africa through partnerships with MTOs

Before large-scale 5G investment, 5GC, transmission, new service cultivation and other infrastructure preparation must be ready, says ZTE.

4:30
Jun 17, 2020

Telcos defy COVID-19 stress in commercial 5G push

The Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts 5G subscriptions will reach 190 million by the end of 2020, despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

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SA’s smartphone penetration surpasses 90%

Latest figures from telecoms regulator ICASA show SA’s smartphone subscriptions at 53.4 million, putting smartphone penetration at 91.2% in 2019.

3:00
Mar 5, 2020

4G infrastructure critical to Africa’s 5G success

Having a fully rolled out and successful 4G network is the most likely prerequisite for a successful 5G rollout, says US-based Teoco.

3:20
Nov 18, 2019

Cell C, MTN extend roaming deal

The mobile operators’ extended roaming agreement will help Cell C broaden its 4G network coverage nationally.

2:30
Nov 15, 2019

There is no fourth industrial revolution without 5G

4G can’t cope with the possibilities that accompany Industry 4.0, says Nicolas Blixell, VP at Ericsson for MEA.

1:40
Nov 12, 2019

MTN eyes rural area connectivity across 21 operations

Using OpenRAN technology, the company looks to bring the Internet to more than 5 000 sites in rural areas.

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