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

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