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MTN starts process to develop 5G technology

MTN has begun the process of developing 5G technology as part of an evolution plan across its operations.

Speaking at a joint C-Band 5G trial launch at the AfricaCom meeting in South Africa, MTN Group chief technology officer, Mr Giovanni Chiarelli said the future (technology) had arrived as the world innovates amid a revolutionised ICT space.

During the C-Band 5G trial launch, MTN signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Huawei Technologies. The MoU will allow the two companies to research and innovate towards developing 5G technology.

“Three years ago, this was unheard of. There was no infrastructure to support 5G. However, with research, we have moved greatly. With this technology, you do not need fibre and more people will be keen to use 5G. The future is here,” Mr Chiarelli said.

The MTN and Huawei partnership will establish a Joint 5G Innovation Programme, which will assess and work …