Transitioning to 5G in Developing Countries

How will the transition to 5G in Africa and other emerging markets differ from in developed countries? Gerard Halimi of ECI Telecom considers some of the key issues for CSPs. In today’s telecom news, 5G seems to be the only thing anyone talks about. ( read original story ...)

Extensive Connectivity Remains a Dream in Africa

The African continent is still being marked by a lack of pervasive connectivity. This is largely because of outdated infrastructure such as copper and GSM networks, as well as delayed decisions around the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies. Many ... ( read original story ...)

Africa a long way from connecting everywhere

Many African countries are also going through geopolitical changes ... as the cost of MB will be reduced with the 4G compared to 2G/3G.” Abdelrehim says that if this is delayed, all the segments relating to telecommunications will be held back from ... ( read original story ...)

MTN experiences a drop in subscriber numbers

In the quarter, we have accelerated our network investment programme, rolling out 1 641 3G and 2 102 4G sites (including co-located sites), supporting the demand for data services. In South Africa and Nigeria the network investments are showing encouraging ... ( read original story ...)

Currency volatility hits MTN revenue

The South African subscriber numbers were down by 1% to 30.9 million ... "MTN SA continued to make good progress in improving the quality and capacity of its 3G and 4G network in the quarter with leading network metrics in three of the four metros in ... ( read original story ...)

Cell C will build SA’s best LTE network: Brett Levy

Although Cell C will avoid getting involved in a capital expenditure war with rivals MTN and Vodacom, it will build South Africa’s best urban 4G/LTE network, Blue Label Telecoms co-CEO Brett Levy said on Tuesday. Levy, who was speaking at an investment ... ( read original story ...)