One hundred and sixteen megahertz of bandwidth looks set to be pivotal for South Africa’s successful initial roll-out of next-generation, super-fast mobile 5G networks.
The GSMA, a lobby group for the world’s mobile operators, has warned South Africa against implementing a poorly designed spectrum auction, saying such an auction could fail if not done properly.
A group representing top US mobile service providers disagreed with European and Asian counterparts over alleged security threats from Chinese equipment maker Huawei ahead of a conference that will highlight a US-Europe divide on the issue.
Fifth-generation mobile networks are unlikely to be adopted rapidly, with the technology still likely to be relatively niche as far out as 2025, according to a new report from Deloitte.
Releasing enough millimetre-wave radio frequency spectrum for next-generation 5G networks could unlock as much $565-billion in global GDP between 2020 and 2034, according to the GSMA.
Mobile industry association the GSMA has warned that high spectrum licence fees are choking economic growth in developing countries.