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By PYMNTS Posted on February 5, 2020 After a significant partnership last year that expanded its business, Vodacom Group Chief Executive Shameel Joosub announced on Tuesday (Feb. 4) that the company will collaborate with Liquid Telecom to bring 5G mobile services to South Africa. Starting this year, the two companies will offer customers joint 5G mobile services. Mobile consumers...
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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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            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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