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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/314627-bad-news-for-5g-in-south-africa.html Communication Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has released the policy on high demand spectrum and policy direction on the licensing of a wireless open-access network (WOAN). The policy document punts the benefits and the need for the open-access wireless network for South Africa to increase competition and benefit consumers. While there is a strong focus on...
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Source: https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/mtns-zakhele-futhi-inconsistent-bee-act Thursday, July 11, 2019 Telecommunications network provider MTN’s Zakhele Futhi’s scheme has been found to be inconsistent with South Africa’s Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act. The BBBEE Commission on Thursday announced that the scheme, which was announced by MTN on 12 September 2016, is inconsistent with the act that provides a legislative framework for...
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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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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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