MTN Launches First 5G Technology in the Whole Africa

MTN said in a statement on Monday that it has achieved the highest download speed on a mobile network which is 20 gigabits per second in its first trial of fifth-generation technology (5G).

He also stated that it could not deploy 5G commercially 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. Whereby, reported to be forcing network operators to reallocate 2G and 3G spectrum.

MTN South Africa chief technology and innovation officer Giovanni Chiarelli, said;

“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 could look forward deploying the first 5G network in the future because it has 4G license in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, MTN has collaborated with Network Equipment Provider, Ericsson on its first 5G trial and he found out that the technology is at least 100 times faster than 4G in speed.

What’s your say?


  1. Fantastic…! Am happy to hear this news, 5G is out! But what about the circulation of 4G in Nigeria, how I wish they put everything in haste.
    Thanks for the info.

  2. Ah.. Very soon now it will be available in Nigeria , they should hasten and strengthen the 4G network, it should be circulated first.

  3. waow! at least a hundred times faster?! I wonder when it would circulate. perhaps 2020…. they haven’t even made the 4G stable. this is goodnews sha

  4. Nice information from MTN! It is a great network! They have launched the 5G! But i wonder why this 4G hasn’t been circulated everywhere in Nigeria…
    Huh! Thanks a lot for the info.

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