The trial was conducted in partnership with Ericsson, and is part of
the companies’ planned 5G demonstration.
According to MTN, the tests will lead to the commercial deployment of
5G technologies in the near future. MTN achieved a throughput of over
20Gbps with less than 5ms latency in the 5G trial, which is “the highest
achieved on a mobile network in Africa”.
for 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band to conduct its 5G trials.
5G offers a new world of potential for Africa.
connected robots could offer world-class surgery in the most remote parts of
the continent and the world. Self-driving cars could change the face of road
safety, along with smart agriculture, smart mining, and smart cities,” he said.
the consumer higher speeds… but to achieve this, we need the capacity that
comes with additional spectrum.”