Browsing: Giovanni Chiarelli

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

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

MTN addresses concerns about Durban roll-out

MTN South Africa said on Thursday that it has completed a major network upgrade in the greater Durban area, which it started 18 months ago, while addressing criticism from some residents of the city about the way

Podcast | MTN SA technology chief Giovanni Chiarelli

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to MTN South Africa chief technology and information officer Giovanni Chiarelli. It’s a fascinating discussion about the technological challenges of running a modern mobile network.

‘Kill 3G, not 2G’

In South Africa, it may make more sense for mobile operators to discontinue their 3G networks, replacing them with 4G/LTE, while keeping legacy 2G infrastructure in place

Spectrum crunch is looming, MTN warns

MTN South Africa will hit a “spectrum ceiling” soon that could affect its ability to continue to expand services to consumers. That’s the warning from the mobile operator’s recently appointed

MTN achieves 400Mbit/s LTE

MTN South Africa, working with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei, has trialled an LTE Licensed-Assisted Access network at a test site in Pretoria. The mobile operator claimed on Friday that

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