5G

Ericsson steps up its focus on the MEA region, landing 7 5G launch deals in 2019
Ericsson believes that 5G is a key opportunity for operators in the region to diversify their service offering and boost revenues
Sri Lanka Telecom appoints new chairman, as company prepares to launch 5G
Rohan Fernando brings a wealth of international experience to the role and has previously served as the president of Sri Lanka’s National Chamber of Exports
MTN and ZTE launch East Africa’s first Standalone 5G network
The pair achieved download speeds in excess of 1.4Gbps in testing
5G smartphone sales will drive growth, as total device shipments nudge up in 2020
The report suggests that demand for 5G smartphones will continue to grow for at least the next 2 years
EU will not ban Huawei on 5G
The European Union has said that no operators will be singled out and banned from participating in the group’s 5G networks
Liquid Telecom to launch 5G roaming network in South Africa
The company says that the launch of the 5G roaming network will allow providers to create innovative, reliable and scalable digital services for their customers, as South Africa continues its journey towards the launch of commercial 5G services
Korean operators band together to bolster 4G and 5G connectivity over Lunar New Year
SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus all anticipate a spike in capacity demand on their networks over the holiday period
Viettel to launch 5G in June, using its own network equipment
Viettel has produced its own 5G network equipment, shunning tech from Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE.
Vodafone and BT to back Huawei for 5G in the UK
The UK is coming under significant pressure from the US to ban the world’s biggest 5G vendor from its next generation mobile networks