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Source https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/telecom-regulator-should-look-into-lowering-price-of-5g-at-auction-b81d0bb3-db3e-45f7-8d39-5b7ae432549a By Siphelele Dludla  JOHANNESBURG – World Wide Worx said on Friday that the telecommunications regulator should look into lowering the price of the 5G frequency spectrum auction so that South Africa could enjoy the best quality internet services. In a study released on Friday, World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck said communications...
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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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The auction for the high demand spectrum has been delayed to no later than 31 March 2021. According to research by World Wide Worx, mobile networks have noted that the emergency spectrum they received – particularly in the 700-800 MHz bands – is “dirty spectrum.” This is because this spectrum is degraded by interference, meaning...
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Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has gazetted a new policy on the deployment of communications networks in South Africa. The policy aims to accommodate the accelerated deployment of electronic communications networks, such as LTE and 5G networks. The policy gives mobile networks and other licensees the right to select, enter, and use...
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Source: https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-africa-south-2020-7-this-is-the-butcher-s-bill-for-south-africa-s-science-cuts/ 16 JUL 2020 By Linda Nordling Treasury’s ultimatum to science department: Slash your budgets or we’ll cut them for you Thousands of postgraduate and PhD grants. Hundreds of research grants. The National Science Week. Research chairs and centres of excellence. These are some of the victims of South Africa’s pandemic budget cuts unveiled...
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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://www.itweb.co.za/content/Olx4z7knrQEv56km The ball is now in telecommunications regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA’s) court to release spectrum that will enable the mass rollout of 5G technology in SA. So say analysts, as SA’s big telcos – Vodacom and MTN – have lit up their 5G networks using the emergency spectrum temporarily...
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Source https://mybroadband.co.za/news/5g/358045-mtn-5g-is-here-prices-and-coverage.html?source=newsletter
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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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