Rain Decided to Launch New 5G Wireless Network in South Africa

Rain Decided to Launch New 5G Wireless Network in South Africa

Rain chairman, Paul Harris has announced the launch of a new 5G wireless network. Rain Decided to Launch New 5G Wireless Network in South Africa

Furthermore, according to the company, it has for the past 18 months started 4G LTE Advanced network in the metro areas in South Africa. The company is planning to expand its network by increasing its towers to 5,000 more towers over the next two years. Currently, the company has more than 25, 000 towers. Rain iss also aimed to start 5G network in conjunction with Huawei and Nokia.

Rain Decided to Launch New 5G Wireless Network in South Africa

The company said:

Rain will support the objectives listed above by also rolling out a 5G broadband fixed-wireless network in conjunction with its partners Huawei and Nokia.

The spectrum is a key driver of 5G and the efficient use of these scarce resources is of paramount importance. Rain will use its current allocated spectrum and LTE network to design 5G network using 3.6GHz spectrum. Additionally, the first application of its 5G network will be provided by the company is ultra-broadband services and SME’s.

Rain further said:

This approach of sharing facilities and leveraging existing infrastructure will enable rain to rollout the 5G network in a quick and cost-effective manner. The technology has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of ultra-broadband internet access for a broad section of South Africans.

By using 5G network, it will offer fibre-like speeds in under serviced areas. It will provide a new start to existing South African technology industry to become a leader in applications.

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