MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line

Industry partners, MTN South Africa and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa – a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek ... ( read original story ...)

SA minister to head international telecoms organisation

South Africa is chairing ITSO for the first time and will hold the ... READ: Blue Label Telecoms seals R900m 3G mobile acquisition The ITSO has 150 member countries and is an inter-governmental organisation that facilitates the provision of public ... ( read original story ...)

Vodacom South Africa launches Smart Kicka 4 smartphone

Vodacom South Africa has partnered with Google to launch its first Android Go smartphones for ZAR 399. The operator has launched new devices including the Smart Kicka 4 (3G) as part of the Vodacom Vaya programme. The devices are priced below ZAR 1,000 and ... ( read original story ...)

Improve spectrum allocation as 5G trials commence

Telecoms companies in South Africa are gearing up to improve mobile broadband services following the launch of the country’s first 5G trials, although sector regulations may delay rollout in the near future. In recent months both Vodacom and MTN South ... ( read original story ...)

CSIR develops test bed to prepare Africa for 5G

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's business editor. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing a 5G test bed to prepare for the advent of 5G technologies and ensure Africa is able to adapt to the demands of the fourth industrial revolution. ( read original story ...)