Eskom could deal blow to 5G in South Africa

Hanno Labuschagne

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Eskom could deal blow to 5G in South Africa

Regular load-shedding could have an even bigger impact on mobile network connectivity with the rollout of 5G in South Africa.

Eskom’s load-shedding has often left mobile network users frustrated as they were left with slower or no connectivity.

This is because the mobile towers which provide reception are run on the utility’s grid.
 

ProvoZA

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The big boys - Vodacom, Mtn and Cell C have backup batteries (except when someone steals them), but Rain has not got a backup solution. Every time we had load shedding, my Rain connection was gone. That is the reason I left them.
 

Rocket-Boy

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Unless I missed it, the article doesnt show what period that power usage is for, an hour, a day, monthly or annually?
 

CommonSense

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I constantly read that MTN and Vodacom are so expensive becuase they constantly invest capital in their networks.

So invest in batteries, generators and armed response (via whoever is local to that area) to secure the towers and equipment.

Then you can again claim why you need to be so expensive and that you are the best network on this flat earth.
 

Jakarta

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In short, SA is not and probably will never be ready for 5g. Trying to force progress onto people that mostly don't understand/ want/ appreciate it/ sounds like a dumb idea. Progress is for normal societies, this is anything but...
 

Benedict A55h0le

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I constantly read that MTN and Vodacom are so expensive becuase they constantly invest capital in their networks.

So invest in batteries, generators and armed response (via whoever is local to that area) to secure the towers and equipment.

Then you can again claim why you need to be so expensive and that you are the best network on this flat earth.
Seriously, who still uses MTN and Vodascum? Telkom is bad but still way better.
 

CommonSense

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Seriously, who still uses MTN and Vodascum? Telkom is bad but still way better.

Millions. Complain about pricing, but keeps on subscribing.
Kinda makes me think about how many still keep on voting for a party which is breaking everything.

"We want change, but we don't want to change ourselves".
 

AlphaJohn

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In short, SA is not and probably will never be ready for 5g. Trying to force progress onto people that mostly don't understand/ want/ appreciate it/ sounds like a dumb idea. Progress is for normal societies, this is anything but...

If you try to explain to someone why he has to pay more for power when his mother gets it for free and he still doesn't get it you will know how true this is.
 
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