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