MTN hits 20Gbps in 5G trial

Gaz{M}

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Probably using some temporary test licence of 1000 Mhz of spectrum in a test band that nobody uses, like 40Ghz.
 

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OK, so a 200 gig cap at R3590 can now be consumed in 10 seconds? :crylaugh:
 
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OK, so a 200 gig cap at R3590 can now be consumed in 10 seconds? :crylaugh:
If it were Vodacon, they would be like: "those sucker customers of ours will go through R2980 per second based on our current pricing of R149 per Gb"
 

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WTF **** is this?
“With 5G, remote healthcare through connected robots could offer world-class surgery in the most remote parts of the continent and the world. Self-driving cars could change the face of road safety, along with smart agriculture, smart mining, and smart cities,” he said.
 

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Probably using some temporary test licence of 1000 Mhz of spectrum in a test band that nobody uses, like 40Ghz.
MTN has received a temporary licence for 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band to conduct its 5G trials.
It's a test trial which says zero about real world commercial speeds clients can expect...
 

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Well if they used 800MHz of spectrum they probably used the complete band just for themselves during this test which is a very unlikely situation when 5G actually becomes a thing...
 

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As long as mobile data prices as so exorbitantly high, network speed is a frivolous matter.

This is just MTN saying "look at the size of my d***".
 

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Next will be Vodacom achieving 21Gbps, then Telkom doing 22Gbps, etc etc. while everybody puts out meaningless press releases and get free publicity.

Pointless stunts until ICASA gets their act together and allocate additional spectrum
 

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OK, so a 200 gig cap at R3590 can now be consumed in 10 seconds? :crylaugh:
Quick calculation:
20Gbps is 20,000Mbps is 2,000MBps
MTN OOB data rate is R2/MB.
R40,000 per second.
R2.4m per minute.

Most people would be bankrupt in a few seconds.
 

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Yup, lab conditions.
Still pretty impressive. So I'm not sure how spectrum is devided in the 15GHz band but what I saw on the net from a bit of googling the mention blocks of 100MHz spectrum.

So if MTN achieved this on 800 then a 100MHz block could achieve roughly 2.5Gbps which is still impressive.

Lets halve that and say 1Gbps realistic?

We really don't know how acasa will sell the spectrum and how much if any will be sold and made available.

Also how is the range if 15Ghz?
 
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