Ugandan cellco MTN has teamed up with equipment vendor ZTE of China to demonstrate 5G mobile technology in Kampala. South African-owned MTN says it wants to be the first to bring a Standalone 5G network to East Africa. MTN Uganda’s CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte, commented: ‘5G will make our life better, drive incremental capacity and open up new business [opportunities]. MTN as a company is constantly making efforts to break barriers by democratising voice and data connectivity in order to improve subscriber experience.’ A report from PML Daily cites Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director of the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC), as saying that, as a regulator of the communications sector, it is working to ensure that there is an appropriate infrastructure that supports 5G. MTN hopes to launch a live 5G network in Uganda by the end of this year.