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Jan 11, 2021  |  Safaricom Prioritises 4G over 5G

Kenyan leading mobile network operator Safaricom has put its plans to launch the fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet service on hold; instead, it will focus on 4G expansion. The CEO of the company Peter Ndengwa said that there are no plans ...


May 13, 2020  |  NCC Says 5G Is Not Yet In Use In Nigeria - Reports

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied the recent rumours about the use of 5G technology in many parts of the country, according to CommunicationsWeek. The regulator said that false information had been doing the rounds on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ...


May 06, 2020  |  Vodacom Rolls Out 5G Mobile Network In South Africa

The mobile operator Vodacom announced on Monday that it had switched on Africa’s first-ever live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with more rollouts scheduled for other parts of the country. Vodacom was recently allocated temporary spectrum ...


Nigeria Completes 5G Trial Amidst Conspiracy Theories - Reports

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that Nigeria has successfully completed its 5G trials. While reiterating that 5G is not yet operational in Nigeria, the communications industry regulator said that it had approved the trialling of the technology in ...

Rain Increases 5G Coverage Across South Africa - Reports

The South African mobile data network operator Rain, which recently rolled out its 5G transport network, continues to invest in 5G network across the country, according to investors, African Rainbow Capital (ARC). In an investment update that was published earlier ...

Poor Power Supply Hinders Nigeria’s 5G Development - NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fingered issues of power infrastructure as a significant challenge hindering the development of the fifth-generation network (5G) in Nigeria. Bako Wakil, the Director of Technical Standards and Network Integrity (DTSNI) at NCC, revealed this ...

Liquid Telecom Collaborates With Internet Solutions For 5G

Liquid Telecom has announced that it has partnered with Internet Solutions to develop high-speed connectivity for businesses in an effort to fuel digital transformation. Through the collaboration, the two companies will provide wholesale 5G connectivity targeted at offering enterprise services ...

Vodacom Collaborates With Liquid Telecom To Deliver 5G In South Africa

Vodacom Group is aiming to leverage the 5G network of rival Liquid Telecom in order to roll out 5G mobile services in South Africa later this year. Liquid Telecom announced last month that it is building a wholesale 5G network ...

Uganda: MTN And ZTE Unveil First 5G Network In East Africa

The telecoms group MTN Uganda and the telecoms technology solutions provider ZTE Corporation have joined forces to roll out the very first fifth-generation (5G) service in Uganda. The partnership showcased a high-speed 5G network in the 60 MHz spectrum bandwidth ...

NCC Clears Key Radio Spectrum Frequencies For 5G Licencing

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced it is reserving the 26, 38 and 42 GigaHertz (GHz) spectrum frequencies for the mobile broadband licencing of fifth-generation (5G).   5G is the latest form of cellular technology, engineered to increase the ...

Nigerian Communications Commission Approves 5G Spectrum For Trial-Run

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced its approval for the spectrum that will be used for the trial of 5G services in Nigeria, according to the Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta. Danbatta, who announced this recently ...