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MTN launches 5G field trial

MTN and technology partner Huawei have launched what they are calling Africa’s first field trial of 5G mobile broadband. The field trial demonstrated a 5G fixed-wireless access use case with Huawei’s 5G 28GHz

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MTN launches 5G trial, gets over 20Gbit/s

MTN has launched the first 5G trial in South Africa – and in the broader Africa – in partnership with networking equipment vendor Ericsson. Last November, the operator’s principal rival, Vodacom, said it would launch a 5G trial in

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Inside MTN’s huge network overhaul

In the 18 months to June 2016, MTN has invested R16bn in its network in South Africa. Nearly a third of this – R4,5bn – was spent on adding 1 300 new physical sites to its footprint. This addition translates

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MTN’s Mteto Nyati takes the fight to No 1

It’s well known that MTN South Africa has had a torrid few years. It’s lost market share to Vodacom and Cell C, it’s suffered debilitating industrial action, its network hasn’t been up to snuff, its customer service

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MTN SA names new technology chief

MTN South Africa has appointed Giovanni Chiarelli as its new chief technology and information officer. Chiarelli replaces Babak Fouladi, who was interim CTO in addition to his role as MTN group executive for technology and information systems. Chiarelli has 17 years

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MTN feeling spectrum crunch

The failure to get access to additional radio frequency spectrum is forcing MTN South Africa to spend more on its network that it otherwise would have had to. MTN South Africa interim chief technology

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SA operators to launch IoT networks

Vodacom and MTN on Tuesday separately announced plans to deploy narrowband “Internet of things” networks in South Africa in 2017, with both companies planning to showcase the technology at an industry conference in Cape Town next