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MTN, Huawei launch C-band 5G trial

November 12, 2019 3:41 pm0 comments
On the left is Huawei Carrier Business Vice President for Southern Africa, Dean Yu signing partnership agreement with MTN CTIO Giovanni Chiarelli.

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN – MTN has taken a giant step in its network evolution plan towards fifth-generation cellular technology (5G) with the launch of a C-band 5G trial with Huawei. C-band, also called ‘golden band’ for 5G spectrum, is a valuable segment of spectrum and comprises […]

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Africa’s female innovator of the year shortlist out

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AfricaCom 2019

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN – THE shortlist for the inaugural Female Innovator of the Year award, an accolade that recognises the contribution made by women in the telecommunications and technology in the industry, has been released. Twelve women are contesting the award. They are Amanda Louw Bester (Founder and CEO, […]

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South Africa celebrates 28 years of the internet

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South African Central Registry

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG – THE South African Central Registry (ZACR) is marking the 28th birthday of the internet in the country on Tuesday (today). It was on November 12, 1991 that the first local internet protocol (IP) connection was made. Three years earlier, Mike Lawrie led the Rhodes University team that […]

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