Eskom’s rolling blackouts are placing severe strain on mobile network operators trying to keep base stations up and running.
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Liquid Telecom is giving serious thought to leveraging its spectrum asset in the 3.5GHz band, which happens to be ideally suited to the roll-out of next-generation 5G mobile broadband technology.
Liquid Telecom said on Thursday that MTN South Africa will roam on its soon-to-be-launched 4G/LTE network. MTN will be Liquid Telecom’s first customer on the network.
Vodacom will comply with communications regulator Icasa’s new data expiry rules from this week, but the country’s largest mobile operator has said it will charge users to roll over their unused data.
It’s now well known that MTN South Africa patented a “please call me”-type service in the early 2000s, beating rival Vodacom to the punch.
MTN South Africa said on Thursday that it is cutting out-of-bundle data charges for prepaid customers by as much as 75% and launching a new “double your bundle” promotion.