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.
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