Here it is – the spectrum breakdown for MTN and Vodacom in African countries

Swa

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Is mobile data dirt cheap in Lesotho then?
It's cheaper but really it's more market conditions than spectrum related as we can see. It's not like there's actually 10 times the spectrum to assign like they keep giving the impression.
 

sajunky

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Smaller spectrum, as there are also other services, not only cellular.

No mention of WOAN? More efficient spectrum utilisation.
All new spectrum should go to WOAN.
 

ZuluKing

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Great article.
Regulators must make available 80-100 MHz of contiguous spectrum per operator in prime 5G mid-bands (e.g. 3.5 GHz) and around 1 GHz per operator in millimetre wave bands (i.e. above 24 GHz).
If South Africa wants to take a lead on 5G rollouts regulators should make the spectrum available to all operators as soon as possible.
The benefits mmWave 5G helps realise over a 15-year period, from 2020 to 2034. By the end of this period, $565 billion in global GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue will come from mmWave 5G services.
 
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sajunky

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If South Africa wants to take a lead on 5G rollouts should make the spectrum available to operators as soon as possible.
Give away spectrum now, tomorrow it will be much more expensive. .LOL.
 
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