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5G Network  |  Nigeria Prepares To Rollout 5G Mobile Networks Across The Country

Nigeria is expected to begin auctioning spectrum for 5G in the fourth quarter of 2021, as the continent's largest economy accelerates plans to establish the next-generation network. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and NigcomSat, a communications satellite company, signed an ...
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5G  |  Nigeria: Telcom Regulator Establishes 5G Spectrum Auction Committee

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has established a committee to draft the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band, which would be used for the country's early deployment of 5G services. In a statement ...
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5G Growing In Africa, 3G Still Dominant - Ericsson Mobility Report

5G subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa were still less than 1 per cent of overall subscriptions at the end of 2020; Ericsson forecasts "discernible quantities of 5G subscriptions" by 2022, rising to around 7 per cent in 2026. According to the ...

5G Networks Under Testing Regimes In 18 African Countries

According to new information from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), there are now eighteen African nations currently testing out or at the initial stage of deployment of the 5G networks infrastructure.   Reporting from Connecting Africa say that as ...

Telecom: Industry In South Africa Concerned About 5G Misinformation

There is growing concern and apprehension in the South African telecommunications industry about the rapid growth of misinformation and conspiracy theories linked to the 5G network.   This distortion of truth and the 'fake news' that has been spreading has ...

Gabon And Congo Commence With 5G Testing

Gabon Telecom, a subsidiary of the Maroc Telecom Group, has officially started its 5G testing in Gabon, while the Republic of Congo is scheduled to commence its 5G trial in December 2019. Gabon Telecom's 5G trials kicked off in Libreville ...

ICASA Declares That It Will License 4G And 5G Spectrum Without ECA Amendment Bill

A spokesperson for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently announced to Mybroadband that the regulator “can and will proceed” to assign 4G and 5G spectrum in South Africa, even though the amendment bill to the Electronic Communication ...

Analysts Reveal That South Africa’s 5G Rollout Will Take Longer Than Expected

In South Africa, the commercial rollout of 5G network technology might take longer than anticipated. This is according to an observation made by Saurabh Verma, the Head of ICT at Frost & Sullivan Middle East and Africa, in the business ...

South Africa: Intelsat SA Joins GSMA To Encourage Integration of Satellite And Terrestrial Solutions

Intelsat SA, the operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and frontrunner in integrated satellite communications, has announced its recent collaboration with GSMA, the organisation that represents mobile operators globally, to further strengthen the merger of satellite and terrestrial technologies ...

Nigeria: NCC Temporarily Stops Allocation of Frequency Spectrum In Preparation For 5G

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made the decision to suspend the allocation of frequency spectrum that was likely to be approved by the International Telecommunications Union for 5G services.   The NCC had been planning to offer frequencies in ...

South Africa: Vodacom And MTN Will Share The Much Anticipated 5G spectrum

The South African government has decided that when radio frequency spectrum earmarked for 5G networks becomes licensed in South Africa, the cellular network operators will have to share it. Siyabonga Cwele, South Africa’s  Minister of Telecommunications, revealed this in a ...