Nigeria mulls 5G direction as Huawei, ZTE ban sees $62b losses
The direction that will define Nigeria’s 5G transition, a fifth generation cellular network technology that provides broadband access, is currently been worked on, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said. The NCC disclosed this at the 10th edition of the eWorld Forum, in Lagos, where it pointed out that the country would do everything…
How 5G will affect human rights in Africa
Digital rights advocates Wednesday said the introduction of 5th generation mobile network in Africa will change the landscape around user privacy and internet accessibility. These advocates stated this during Paradigm Initiative’s 2019 Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum held at Radisson Blu hotel Ikeja, Lagos. Legal officer Media Rights Agenda Morisola Alaba said 5G will have…
British PM approves Huawei role in 5G network
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
South Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks
South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks Friday, a transformational leap that already has superpowers sparring for control of an innovation that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people.
GSMA research reveals consumer views on 5G, the future of devices
GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA, has published the initial results of its latest Consumer Survey, providing a wealth of insight...
Telecoms body seeks communication of 5G benefits to populace
A New intelligence report has revealed that innovative services that can be delivered over 5G technology is yet to resonate with majority of consumers across the globe. According to a survey carried out by the Global System of Mobile Telecommunications Association Intelligence (GSMAi), revealed that while most end users expect 5G to deliver faster…
China's Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia's 5G network
Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE have effectively been banned from rolling out Australia's 5G network after Canberra warned of security risks with companies beholden to foreign governments, prompting Beijing to denounce "ideological biases".
Telcos invest in VRAR to tap revenue streams beyond 5G
Global data Telcos are becoming interested in the potential revenue streams related to virtual and augmented reality (VRAR), since it is not only a vehicle for 5G monetization, but can also bring growth opportunities in connectivity, content innovation and service platforms, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData. The company’s report, ‘Telcos and Virtual and…
Huawei to spend $600million on 5G research, innovation
HUAWEI Technologies has disclosed that it would be investing $600million on 5G research and innovation in 2018. This is coming as the company, alongside Deutsche Telekom, and Intel, achieved the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) as part of efforts to accelerate the 5G ecosystem. The 5G NR interoperability test is based on…