MTN Introduces First Ever 5G Network Technology in Africa

MTN says it has achieved download speeds of more than 20 gigabits per second in its first trial of fifth-generation (5G) technology.

“This is the highest achieved on a mobile network in Africa‚” the service provider said in a statement on Monday.
Mtn 5g network
It said it was ready to deploy the technology commercially but could not do so until it had access to additional frequency spectrum.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa‚ which regulates spectrum‚ has not yet allocated spectrum for 4G infrastructure‚ TechCentral reported‚ forcing operators to reallocate 2G and 3G spectrum.

Said MTN South Africa chief technology and innovation officer Giovanni Chiarelli: “There is no doubt that 5G will offer the consumer higher speeds and lower latency‚ but to achieve this we need the capacity that comes with additional spectrum.

MTN has a 4G license in Nigeria and could look forward deploying the technology in the country in the near future.

MTN has collaborated with network equipment provider Ericsson on its 5G trial and found that the technology is at least 100 times faster than 4G.
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  1. Yeye, there 4G download self never reach the peak they are talking of 5G, empty hen

  2. good for them, when their 4glte is still struggling to cover some areas.
    I hope they also make the 5g phones and mifis abi na air go dey use am?

  3. Mtchew! Shit.. 4g dey use less than 15mb per seconds dem con dey showcase 5g trial..

  4. liers, whilst we suffer less than 1mbp/s with their 3g