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Rain had 5,500 active 4G and 447 active 5G sites in South Africa as of the end of April 2020, with plans to increase its footprint to 1,500 sites by December 2021. Ultimately more than 2,000 5G towers in larger metro areas throughout South Africa are planned. Source: Rain’s extraordinary valuation https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/367418-rains-extraordinary-valuation.html?utm_source=newsletter
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On 11 February 2019, the Voice of America website published a summary of the corruption allegations and charges against Huawei. •In 2012 (Huawei), along with ZTE, was found guilty of bribery in Algeria and fined $39,000 and excluded from public contracts for two years. Local French language news site Presse-DZ reported that international arrest warrants...
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Watchdog rules that internet provider Rain can’t substantiate its claim of providing ‘unlimited data 24/7’ https://t.co/iygsgeIIAS— Times Select (@TimesSelect) July 21, 2020 More on the topic: https://www.law360.com/articles/1292654
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Included in this coverage is the tower below, located next to a primary school. This tower is equipped with both MTN and Rain 5G antennas. Image: EMFSA Rain 5G launched in Cape Town – Here is where you can get it
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadband/355821-temporary-spectrum-what-vodacom-mtn-telkom-and-rain-are-doing.html?source=newsletter Staff Writer 12 June 2020 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) licensed temporary spectrum to Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Rain, and Liquid Telecom in April. The temporary spectrum is aimed at easing network congestion and help mobile operators to maintain the quality of their broadband services and lower the cost of access to consumers....
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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....
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EMFSA QUESTIONS Are the emergency spectrum allocations being used to promote the sale of 5G enabled smartphones? MTN’s 5G enabled phones are not cheap. Who will be able to afford these phones? Who will really benefit from 5G? We refer to our post from 2019: Who Will Benefit? South Africa, 4IR, Smart Cities, 5G (For...
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  Rain is partly owned by Patrice Motsepe, Paul Harris and Michael Jordaan. Investors African Rainbow Capital (ARC) is owned by Motsepe. According to ARC: -Mobile operator Rain will significantly expand its infrastructure in 2020. -By the end of November 2019 Rain had rolled out 250 5G towers. -Rain aims to roll out 700 5G towers...
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[Johannesburg, South Africa, November 27, 2019] South African mobile data network operator, Rain has launched its intelligent 5G transport network in partnership with Huawei. Transport networks can be thought of as the “neural networks” that connect core networks to services. Rain’s CTO Gustav Schoeman says, “With Huawei’s E2E solutions and new products, our first 5G...
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  Source: Rain’s big plans to expand its 5G network Jamie McKane 7 October 2019 https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/322452-rains-big-plans-to-expand-its-5g-network.html Rain CEO Willem Roos: “Currently Rain has 3,200 4G sites, and we have 250 5G sites.  By the end of 2020, Rain plans to have 5,000 4G sites and 700 5G sites in South Africa. Our initial 5G network of 250...
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