In an effort to begin the next journey of new higher peak data speeds, MTN has launched 100 sites for MTN 5G network on Wednesday, in South Africa.
Brandnewsday gathers that the MTN 5G network covers 100 sites areas which include Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Therefore, it became the first Africa network provider with the launching of its next-generation 5G network, which is delivering higher peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, increased reliability and greater network capacity.
MTN 5G Network
Speaking about the brand network spectrum, MTN South Africa‘s CEO, Godfrey Motsa in his speech at the launching of the 5G network said: “Today, from MTN’s birthplace of South Africa, we are stepping up our digital revolution with the next generation of telecommunication technology, demonstrating to all South Africans that 5G is no longer just an idea – it is here, it works and it has the capacity to bring about exponential improvements to our economy, and to the lives of the people we serve”.
”Today’s launch comes on the back of the government’s allocation of the temporary spectrum but is also the culmination of extensive 5G trials and testing.”
In another development, the network SA Chief Technology and Information Officer, Giovanni Chiarelli said: “For the past two years, we have been actively innovating around the potential of 5G, using different bands and various vendors and across different platforms and devices, to ensure MTN South Africa can maintain leadership in 5G, as we have been able to maintain our leadership in 4G.
“Our 5G strategy has been years in the making and we are confident that we have built a strong foundation to grow and support our 5G ecosystem to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers”.
One of the key innovations driving the broad roll-out by MTN has been a strategic approach to Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), as these deployments overcome the challenges of lack of dedicated 5G spectrum.