Mining companies Nkwe Platinum and South Africa Zijin Platinum have partnered with MTN and Huawei to launch South Africa’s first 5G-enabled smart metal mine.
Vodacom told MyBroadband that its 5G rollout is driven by customer and corporate demands.
Spectrum constraints on mobile networks mean that operators can’t offer truly uncapped wireless broadband products without degrading network performance.
MTN South Africa told MyBroadband that it hopes for its 5G network to cover 25% of the population by the end of the year.
MyBroadband compared the 5G performance on a Samsung S22+ smartphone and a Huawei H112-370 router with interesting results.
A Rain spokesperson told MyBroadband that the network operator has managed to provide 5G coverage to 6 million homes in South Africa.