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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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Rain’s commercial 5G-based fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband service is currently only available in certain areas in Johannesburg and Tshwane, where it has close to 250 towers with an estimated 500,000 households in the coverage area. Rain is using its licensed 3.6GHz spectrum.  The company said it hopes to expand this network over metropolitan South...
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High-demand radio frequency spectrum: Cabinet has approved the text of the long-awaited spectrum policy direction: https://www.greengazette.co.za/notices/electronic-communications-act-36-2005-lifting-of-the-moratorium-of-the-moratorium-on-community-sound-broadcasting-licence-applications_20190726-GGN-42599-00397 B. Cabinet decisions    1. Policy and Policy Direction for the Licensing of the High Demand Spectrum 1.1. Cabinet approved the Policy and Policy Direction for the Licensing of the High Demand Spectrum after extensive consultations with the sector and the...
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6 June 2019, Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/308291-spectrum-breakdown-vodacom-mtn-telkom-cell-c-and-rain.html?source=newsletter An overview of spectrum which the main mobile operators have access to: Table credit: mybroadband.co.za
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Vodacom and MTN are still waiting on ICASA to assign radio frequency spectrum for 5G networks. Rain is the only company in South Africa to have launched its 5G commercial network ( February 2019). In the first phase of Rain’s 5G roll out, Rain has deployed 20 new base stations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, covering...
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Image: Paul Harris, Rain Chairman and Ms. Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line, jointly launched the first 5G commercial network of South Africa.  Image credit: www.huawei.com As previously reported Rain is rolling out a 5G network in Johannesburg and Cape Town in partnership with Huawei and Nokia. MyBroadband asked to test Rain’s...
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Image: Paul Harris, Rain Chairman and Ms. Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line, jointly launched the first 5G commercial network of South Africa.  Image credit: www.huawei.com Rain says that full commercial rollout is only planned for mid-2019 but that its 5G network is actually already live in Johannesburg at the moment....
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