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The report by Mr J. C. Lech has been submitted to Mr Leon du Toit, Deputy Director Radiation Control, Department of Health South Africa and the DoH Information Officer, Mr Gerrit Wissing for inclusion in the annual EMF report to the World Health Organization. (The South African Department of Health is required to submit an annual EMF health report...
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Source: My Broadband https://mybroadband.co.za/news/wireless/302408-mtn-launches-live-indoor-5g-network-at-kyalami.html?source=newsletter Excerpts: MTN South Africa has launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. This is the first time that MTN has deployed a trial 5G network as an indoor business solution, and the company stated that commercial-grade 5G network equipment and devices were used in...
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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). They were able to launch the 5G service in Johannesburg by using the 3.6 GHz spectrum already licensed to them. Rain spokesperson...
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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: 702.c0.za ZTE South Africa, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, has disclosed that ZTE, the major international provider of telecommunications, mobile internet and consumer Technology company, has taken the leadership position in China’s third phase 5G research and development testing. ZTE is the first telecommunications company in South Africa to complete standalone test at 3.5GHz...
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Re-posted from jameslech.co.za The Govt. of South Africa and Govt. of Netherlands have a joint initiative to fund my doctoral research further into nnEMF. After a scientific panel review by the National Research Foundation (NRF) (SA) and NUFFIC (Netherlands), my research proposal was awarded a full scholarship. The research is in the domain of sub-molecular...
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President Cyril Ramaposa endorses rapid deployment of 5G in order to boost the economy, (1) but where are we at in South Africa? 5G is being trialed in Soweto with much fanfare: (2) and “rolled out in Lesotho”: (3) However, Growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan presents a more sobering view: (4) There is still...
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Background: FCCUp- WT Docket No. 17-79; WC Docket No. 17-84 (September 5, 2018) (1): To meet rapidly increasing demand for wireless services and prepare our national infrastructure for 5G, providers must deploy infrastructure at significantly more locations using small cell facilities. Building upon streamlining actions already taken by state and local governments, this Declaratory Ruling...
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[1 September 2018] The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2018 and its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum were published in the Government Gazette on 31 August 2018. Electronic-Communications-Amendment-Bill-2018 Explanatory-Summary-Electronic-Communications-Amendment-Bill-2018
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            Comments by EMFSA: The 5G service that is being rolled out in Lesotho ( for what appears to be two customers so far) is using 3,5 GHz which is the part of the spectrum between the two Wi-Fi frequencies of 2,4 GHz and 5GHz bands. In other words not millimeter wave...
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