MTN has gone ahead and carried out trial for 5G technology and its applications and the first to be done in Africa. It was conducted at the company's head office Johannesburg, South Africa in partnership with Ericsson.
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 was given a temporary licence for 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band to conduct its 5G trials.
According to Giovanni Chiarelli:
4G/LTE will soon be old school,manufacturers are already working on smartphones compatible with 5G network Very soon.