The $20 phone that could get SA operators salivating

Qualcomm has built a sub-$20 4G/LTE “reference design” phone that it hopes third-party manufacturers will soon bring to the South African market. Apart from lowering the bar to access, the phone, once built by smartphone makers, could have a big impact ... ( read original story ...)

Ghana’s govt rejects calls for 4G license price slash

Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Ghana's communications minister, said the government has no plans to reduce the cost of the remaining operating license for 4G spectrum. To date MTN is the only operator to have secured the license at a cost of US$67.5 million – a ... ( read original story ...)

EU signs declaration on 5G leadership at Estonia summit

The European Union has signed a declaration that will see member states combine resources in order to facilitate the deployment of 5G services across the continent. Member states gather in Tallinn, Estonia, to establish a common baseline for 5G standards ... ( read original story ...)

Best LTE network in South Africa

MyBroadband’s latest Android and iOS Speed Test app results show that Vodacom’s LTE network produced the highest average download speed in Q2 2017. MyBroadband’s free Speed Test app for Android and iOS offers users an easy and ad-free way to test ... ( read original story ...)

South Africa’s Vodacom Exceeds 500 Mbps on live 4G+ Network

Vodacom said it has chalked up another major milestone by becoming the first operator in South Africa to have broken the 500 Mbps barrier on its live LTE-Advanced (4G+) network. The test was successfully completed on a commercial, LTE-Advanced (4G+) base ... ( read original story ...)

5G will bring the Internet of Things to life

This is a level of spending that may not be viable in larger and less dense cities – and it is the area where the fifth-generation (5G) mobile standard will have an important role to play. As the evolution from LTE/4G, 5G is going to be the ... ( read original story ...)