DURBAN – The upcoming rollout out of 5G broadband in South Africa will mean faster communication on mobile devices says MTN senior specialist in Radio Access Network Ryan van den Bergh.
“Individuals could start experiencing high speeds when using things like virtual reality and high-definition video-streaming.”
He said what may not be apparent are the other applications that would start coming about, enabled by the service.
“They will start seeing a lot more smart city applications and other applications carried over 5G, efficient industries at work, more automation, more capabilities and more driverless vehicles eventually. Those will not be directly apparent to them, but will not be possible without 5G.”
The telecoms regulatory body, the Independent Communications Authority of SA, is preparing to license available high-demand spectrum and the government has begun work in preparation for 5G spectrum licensing as part of its efforts to build a smarter digital economy, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa .