Smile, MediaTek Partner to Launch VoLTE Phones in Africa

This follows validation of the MediaTek 4G VoLTE (Voice over 4G LTE) solution on the Smile network. Smile is one of Africa’s leading providers of fast, reliable mobile voice and data services on 4G LTE and MediaTek is one of the top two global providers ... ( read original story ...)

The balance between 4G and 5G

Joosub said that 5G has a benefit over 4G in South Africa, as 5G spectrum is available to operators. The government’s delay in completing the digital migration programme, and providing additional spectrum to operators, has hurt 4G services in the country. ( read original story ...)

South Africa: MTN and Ericsson to trial 5G in early 2018

Ericsson and MTN announced on Thursday 9 November 2017 that the first 5G trial in South Africa is set to start to start in the first quarter of 2018. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town which will see ... ( read original story ...)