Liquid Telecoms reveals 5G network plans

Liquid Telecoms has plans to launch a wholesale 5G network in early 2020 – according to a statement published by the South African network provider – making it the first network of its kind in the country.

“Liquid Telecom is to launch the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa,’ said the company. “Available from early 2020 in all major South African cities, this latest fifth-generation of mobile Internet connectivity will enable wholesale operators to create innovative, ultra-fast, and scalable digital services for their customers.”

In a report from My BroadBand, Liquid Telecom CEO, Nic Rudnick says ” mobile network operators and ISPs will have open access to the 5G mobile network”. He adds that “Liquid Telecom will use its 3.5GHz spectrum to build the 5G network”.

“The 5G wholesale network will also help accelerate the evolution of the fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa. Reliable connectivity up to 10 times faster than 4G will allow businesses to harness trends such as the Internet of things, robotics and artificial intelligence to innovate transformative new services, increase productivity and deliver more connected customer experiences.”

“This is a milestone moment for Liquid Telecom South Africa,” continues Rudnick. “Our wholesale operating partners can exploit our new, ultrafast 5G roaming network to build the next generation of communications and make innovation possible, anytime, anywhere. 5G will facilitate real-time remote collaboration, improved business efficiency and lower costs — ultimately driving growth in the South African economy.”

Edited by Jenna Delport

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