MTN First to Showcase 20Gbps in 5G Trial in South Africa

MTN First to Showcase 20Gbps in 5G Trial in South Africa Image Credit: Ericsson

MTN on Monday showcased downlink speeds of 20Gbps with less than 5ms latency in a 5G trial that was conducted in partnership with Ericsson.

MTN has tested a range of 5G use cases and applications in its Test Lab proof of concept at its head office in Johannesburg.

Recently, the two companies signed a MOU to collaborate on 5G and to work together to identify 5G use cases and applications for the digital transformation of industry verticals such as mining, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and utilities.

Ericsson provides end-to-end 5G capabilities in support of MTN South Africa’s growth, 5G and enterprise monetization ambitions.

MTN and Ericsson will collaborate to demonstrate the true potential of 5G in South Africa.

Giovanni Chiarelli, CTIO, MTN South Africa
5G gives us the opportunity to rethink our business and address previously untapped value chains. The new technology opens up new opportunities in new ecosystems.

Seckin Arikan, VP and Head of Global Customer Unit MTN, Ericsson Middle East and Africa 
Not only does Ericsson have the most signed telecom operator MoUs in the industry, but we are now the first to launch a 5G initiative with MTN in Africa.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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