Exclusive | Vodacom and Liquid Telecom have signed an agreement which will, in effect, give the country’s biggest mobile operator access to a key spectrum band, allowing it to deploy 5G services nationally.
Rain has launched a commercial 5G wireless home broadband service, becoming the first telecommunications operator in South Africa to do so.
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.
Data-only network operator Rain said on Wednesday that it has become the first company in South Africa to launch a commercial 5G network.