MTN And Ericsson Working Together On 5G Deployment For Across Africa
MTN, Africa’s largest mobile telecommunications network, has hinted that part of the agreement it has signed with Ericsson for commercial 5G launch would see it roll out across 20 of its operations in Africa, starting in Nigeria.
Disclosing this after a recent ‘successful’ switch-on of its 5G network in the South African cities of Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth, Giovanni Chiarelli, chief technology and information office, MTN SA, acknowledged the vital importance of 5G networks, it’s applications and ancillary services to MTN strategic growth plans.
The MTN’s Memorandum of Understanding with Ericsson commits the company to provide MTN with radio access networks equipment for 5G services on both the low and mid bands.
Commenting, Fadi Pharaon, president of Ericsson Middle East and Africa said: With many live commercial 5G networks across the globe, we look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with MTN, jointly leading and driving innovation to ensure the digitalisation of Africa.”