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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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