09/01/2018

MTN Conducted First 5G Trial and Hits 20Gbps



MTN has conducted the first “5G technology and applications trial in Africa” at its head office in Johannesburg.


The trial was conducted in partnership with Ericsson, and is part of the companies’ planned 5G demonstration.

According to MTN, the tests will lead to the commercial deployment of 5G technologies in the near future. MTN achieved a throughput of over 20Gbps with less than 5ms latency in the 5G trial, which is “the highest achieved on a mobile network in Africa”.


MTN has received a temporary licence for 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band to conduct its 5G trials.

MTN CTIO, Giovanni Chiarelli, said 5G offers a new world of potential for  Africa.
“With 5G, remote healthcare through connected robots could offer world-class surgery in the most remote parts of the continent and the world. Self-driving cars could change the face of road safety, along with smart agriculture, smart mining, and smart cities,” he said.


There is no doubt that 5G will offer the consumer higher speeds… but to achieve this, we need the capacity that comes with additional spectrum.”

4G is on the way out… 5G is on the way inn.



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15 comments :

  1. When am still here struggling with 3G and I can already here the 5G trumpet blowing. This is gonna be amazing

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  2. What a crazy speed. That's great.

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  3. no matter what we say about Mtn, they are still the best.

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  4. Informative post. But this 5G, I don't think Nigeria will be part of it anytime soon. Even the 4G and 3G in Nigeria is not in full scale.

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  5. When we have not even enjoyed 4g yet. I wonder how long it will take them to deploy it in Nigeria.

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  6. I have not even enjoyed the 4g yet talkless of the 5g

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  7. By the time they installed it in Nigeria u will get 10Gbps. Anyway That's good and for MTN. We are still struggling with 4g in Nigeria. Even some 4g is the same as 3g.

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  8. Time is ripped for mtn 4g tentacles to spread nationwide

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  9. I believe mtn most especially in my location. Yesterday night,my download peak reached 12mb/s. Megabyte/second and not megabit/second.

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  10. Mtn is scam..not everyone in Nigeria is enjoying 4g they r talking about 5gb,y can't they make 4gb stable and circulate it first before introducing 5gb..am nt comfortable with dis mrn 5gb to me I see it has absolute nonsense

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  11. No matter of much hates for them they Still top that list......5G when 4G in Nigeria still a ghost even some locations still lacks 3G hope not its takes forever to have this... Lol

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  12. Meanwhile, Glo can't even boast of stable 3G and now there's 5G.. .. Too pathetic for GLO

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  13. Hahaha
    People never use 3g finish
    4g set never go anywhere
    Now na 5g

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  14. 5G..... Lol let the speed of 4g spread Na... Asheju. Lol

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