Telkom South Africa says 5G rollout on course

Monday 30 August 2021 | 08:49 CET | News
Telkom South Africa said the rollout of 5G is picking up pace, with plans to increase its testing footprint six-fold in 2022, Mybroadband reported. Telkom said in February that it deployed 5G sites in selected areas and was optimising the user experience ahead of a commercial rollout. In more recent feedback, Telkom confirmed that a total of ten 5G sites were deployed nationally to test market propositions and performance. The operator said it anticipates the deployment of 50 more sites in the next year.

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