Ericsson to deliver SoftBank’s 5G Core

Ericsson has been selected by SoftBank to deliver cloud native 5G Core for the bank's 5G standalone network. The solution, which includes Ericsson Cloud Packet Core, Ericsson Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy, as well as Ericsson NFVI, will play a key role in...

Creating a 5G future: the role of connectivity during a pandemic

The new normal is digital, and digital is the only direction we can expect consumers to go in the foreseeable future. By Rakesh Lakhani: head of networks solutions at Ericsson Middle East and Africa Meeting this challenge will mean optimising efficiency of ICT...

What’s the best alternative to ADSL?

While ADSL has long been a staple for South Africans wanting to connect to the internet - especially the early adopters - they will have to start thinking about alternatives, with news that the discontinuation of copper lines in several areas countrywide is set to...

MTN, Ericsson launch 5G in Bloemfontein, PE

MTN South Africa has announced the availability of its 5G commercial offering using Ericsson products in the cities of Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Under a 2019 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Ericsson committed to provide MTN with radio access network...

What does 5G mean for SA?

5G has certainly been a hot topic during the Covid pandemic – and not always for the right reasons. Network Configurations (Netconfig) technical director Wayne Erradu explains that on one hand it has been seen as a blessing as the blistering speeds have allowed...

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ITU launches the G5 Benchmark

ICT is becoming more prevalent, embedded in many sectors and systems beyond the ICT sector itself. In response, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched the 2020 Global ICT Regulatory Outlook which includes the Benchmark of Fifth Generation...

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