Liquid Telecom's big 5G plans for SA

Bradley Prior

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Liquid Telecom's big 5G plans for SA

Liquid Telecom is one of only a few networks in South Africa that have radio frequency spectrum available to roll out 5G, and it plans to use it.

“Only three companies have spectrum: Rain, Telkom, and Liquid,” the head of strategy for Liquid Telecom South Africa, Willie Oosthuizen, told MyBroadband in an interview.
 

gerasmus

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The color of your skin will defenitely be the determining factor when it comes to access to spectrum.
 

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Good, my experience with Rain and service levels has been terrible.
 

Swa

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Can people not read the article? They still have to roll out.
 

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If Telkom and Liquid finalize their Infrastructure deals now with the supplier before 30 Nov 2019.

Then they start rollout from Jan 2020 and work the heaviest traffic areas first with 5G and drop prices.

We may have a surprise result in the end for Data hungry people like me :)
 
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Swa

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So they were awarded spectrum and they don't even have towers? How long have they been sitting on this spectrum?
Telkom, Rain (WBS) and Liquid all have extra spectrum they don't use. Liquid (then Neotel) had a fixed LTE service but the towers were so few and far between. Oh and they had that horribly incompatible CDMA that didn't go anywhere. Don't think they really have any towers of their own left.
 
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