Rain plans big 5G expansion in South Africa

Jamie McKane 12 June 2020

Rain aims to greatly accelerate the rollout of its 5G network in South Africa, according to an investment update issued by African Rainbow Capital (ARC).

In its update, ARC said that Rain has been making good progress with its network rollout and has shown continued growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more at: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/wireless/355963-rain-plans-big-5g-expansion-in-south-africa.html


ARC said that Rain had 5,500 active 4G sites in South Africa as of the end of April 2020, enabled by its infrastructure agreement with Vodacom.

As of the end of April 2020, Rain had 447 5G towers in South Africa – a number which it aims to increase to 1,500 by December 2021.

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