MTN South Africa trials 5G using 28GHz spectrum at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

11 Apr 2019

MTN South Africa has initiated a trial indoor 5G network at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The company noted that the launch represents the first time it has deployed a trial 5G network in an indoor business environment with standards-based, commercial-grade 5G network equipment and devices. The telco said that the initiative will allow for a ‘collective evaluation regarding the benefits that 5G connectivity can provide to corporate customers, while laying the foundation to test more advanced 5G use cases’. The 5G network used a 100MHz block of spectrum in the 28GHz band, and generated transmission speeds of 630Mbps/130Mbps (down/uplink).

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