The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones.  According to Joachim Wuilmet, Head of […]

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Nokia partners with rain to roll out 5G in South Africa

Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018. The launch and subsequent rollout are well aligned with the government’s strategy to connect the unconnected and improve the lives of citizens, and match rain’s main objective to provide affordable […]

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IT & Leadership: Deon Geyser – The 5G imperative

It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion. Its potential extends into driving economic growth through technological progress and collaboration. It is […]

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NGMN Announces New Chairman and Board Members

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – which drives and guides the development of future mobile broadband technology with strong focus on 5G – has announced its new Chairman and additions to its Board alongside the prioritisation of several key projects leading into 2019.  “We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon as our […]

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Broadband Forum CEO on 5G: “What’s fixed got to do with it?”

The 28 billion devices expected to be connected to 5G will never achieve full functionality through wireless networks alone and must be backed by a world-class fixed network, according to Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh. Speaking during Mobile World Congress 2018, Mersh warned that the transport network is in danger of being overlooked, with industry talk and innovation […]

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72 network operators across the globe already testing 5G

As mobile operators race to deliver next-generation services for subscribers and IoT connectivity, the pace of 5G field trials and deployments has rapidly accelerated during the past six months. According to new new industry data on the State of 5G Trials around the globe released by VIAVI Solutions, a total of 72 network operators are […]

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Nokia to supply 5G equipment to NTT DOCOMO in support of launch of commercial 5G service

Nokia has signed an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile operator, to supply 5G baseband products for aiming to deploy in a 5G mobile network planned to be in commercial service by 2020. Under this agreement, Nokia will support NTT DOCOMO’s commercial 5G operation in Japan by further enhancing existing baseband units and integrating […]

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CES Announces it has added 5G Keynote to CES 2018

Ahead of CES 2018, to be held from January 9-12 in Las Vegas, The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES®, today announced its 5G Mobile Innovation keynote for the event. The keynote will be moderated by SDxCentral Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek and feature Baidu Vice Chairman, Group President and COO Dr. Qi Lu; […]

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Major operators and vendors commit to promote unified global 5G standards

  Major telecommunication operators and vendors in the world have committed to a unified 5G ecosystem. The companies made the announcement at the Global 5G  Test Summit during the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. They jointly declared to promote a unified, global 5G standards achieved through 5G testing, trials, and cooperation between telecom operators, vendors […]

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MediaTek and Nokia Collaborate to Enable First Wave of 5G Networks and Devices

MediaTek and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the design of a next-generation mobile communication system for 5G technology. The partnership bridges MediaTek’s broad customer base for connected devices with Nokia’s network expertise, to bring to market a 5G-ready ecosystem for network operators and end users. Both companies are contributing actively to 5G standardization […]

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AT&T partners with Ericsson and Intel to begin First 5G trials this year

5G remains one of the most buzzed about topics in the wireless world right now. It is probably something most internet users are waiting for, and now they won’t need to wait for long. AT&T in collaboration with Ericsson and Intel have announced plans to unveil the 5G roadmap this year, to customers this next-generation […]

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