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.
In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Vodacom and Rain’s roaming deal, Standard Bank’s MVNO, the Internet Service Providers’ Association’s demands, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud 2019.
Newly appointed Liquid Telecom South Africa CEO Reshaad Sha said in a podcast interview with TechCentral on Thursday that one of his top priorities is unlocking the potential of its valuable spectrum assets.