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 ...)

Rain launches 4G mobile network in SA – with no contracts

Stellenbosch-based mobile start-up rain has launched its 4G network in South Africa - and it's focusing solely on data. It will be offering one plan: mobile data priced at 5c per meg (R50 per gig), it said in a statement on Wednesday. The company completed ... ( read original story ...)

Reloaded Nokia 8110 4G arrives in Ghana

According to Olumide Balogun, Head of Marketing at HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa, “With a familiar and easy to use interface, the Nokia 8110 4G features intuitive tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls, as well as an addictive ... ( read original story ...)

Vodacom launches Smart Kicka 4 smartphone for R399

Vodacom has partnered with Google to launch its first Android Go smartphones in South Africa. The mobile operator launched its new devices including the Smart Kicka 4 (3G) as part of the Vodacom Vaya programme. The devices are priced below R1,000 and are ... ( read original story ...)

How many homes in South Africa have a fibre connection

The department also touched on 3G and 4G coverage in South Africa. The graph below shows the growth of 4G/LTE coverage in South Africa, based on statistics from ICASA. 4G/LTE coverage was measured at 77% in 2017, up from 53% in 2015. 3G coverage has ... ( read original story ...)