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MTN Ghana has shelved its plans to pilot 5G services this year, News Ghana reports. Speaking at a recent virtual stakeholder and media forum, CEO Selorm Adadevoh revealed the planned 5G pilot phase would not be possible in 2022 as the authorities are not ready to award the necessary permits this year. The executive stopped short of outlining...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will roll out the Fifth Generation (5G) technology in August. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this at the 90th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) held on Thursday in Lagos. Danbatta said that NCC, through the support of the Federal Ministry of Communications...

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Tanzania wants to give more capacity to telecom operators as demand for broadband connectivity accelerates in the country. The government, which aims to connect 80% of the population by 2025, recently authorized investment in ultra-high speed. Tanzania will benefit from China’s support in promoting the distribution of information and communication technologies. The two parties signed, on Wednesday,...

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Free Senegal has announced the deployment of a 5G pilot network in Dakar. Speaking at an event held last Thursday to demonstrate the potential of fifth generation services to drive digital transformation, Free Senegal CEO Mamadou Mbengue revealed five sites have been activated in the capital and another 20 will be rolled out in other regions of...

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MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita said on Tuesday that he expects consolidation of mobile network operators in the markets in which the group operates as high capital investment requirements make it increasingly difficult for smaller operators to keep up. Mupita, speaking during a PSG webinar hosted by broadcaster Bruce Whitfield, said MTN spends more than US$2-billion/year...

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Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) has carried out what it described as a pre-commercial launch of 5G technology in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. At an opening event held in conjunction with equipment partner Huawei, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Manuela Rebelo said that 5G will bring great changes to public and private services, boosting the country’s economic...

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MTN South Africa is aiming to reach 25% coverage of South Africa’s population with next-generation 5G infrastructure by the end of the year, and 60% by 2025. This is according to the company’s CEO, Charles Molapisi, who was speaking on a conference call with investors on Friday following the conclusion of communications regulator Icasa’s auction of spectrum...