Interview: Ericsson talks 5G

07 April 2020

With 5G the main priority for for vendors and operators worldwide, African Wireless Communications caught up with Mahomed Essof, country manager at Ericsson South Africa to find out what the company's plans are in Africa

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Expert and independent advice for governments and regulators

18 March 2020

By Simon Fletcher, Real Wireless CTO

Simon Fletcher, Real Wireless CTO

As the connectivity demands of business, industry and individuals ramps up, so must government and regulatory policy evolve.

Spectrum demand, end user expectations and the transition to 5G are all presenting a new set of challenges; most of which weren’t even considered a few years ago.

Real Wireless provides informed, independent, up-to-date expert knowledge to enable regulators and governments not only make decisions but to do so quickly, fairly and effectively.

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Talking Satellite

CABSAT 2020: The Satellite Industry’s Summit Agenda

18 February 2020

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

GVF has been a Supporting Association of the Dubai World Trade Centre’s CABSAT exhibition for several years.

2020 brings the 25th event with a Content Distribution section representing the satellite industry ecosystem.

Embedded in the exhibition, the GVF SatExpo Summit, 31 March to 2 April, will feature keynote addresses, themed interactive sessions, and special focus sessions.

 

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5G

Making 5G pay

08 January 2020

Africa will have to wait till 2022 to be introduced to the new generation of 5G cellular mobile technology, poised to offer reliable delivery of much higher data speeds than current data networks, a theoretical 20Gbps download and 10Gbps upload along with enhanced coverage. So does that mean that 5G will stay on the back burner for Africa?

“5G rollout in Africa will be much slower than Asia and Europe,” says Kim Craven, managing director of Lifecycle Software. “There is less demand for high-speed, higher-cost bandwidth, more need for lower cost and accessible mobile services.”

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