5G Network Launched in KZN

Written by on 14 December, 2020

By: Mfundo Mabaso

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says government plans to develop and transform townships and rural areas, through digital economy.

Zikalala says this during the launch of 5G network in Umlazi, south of Durban.

The launch is part of the extension of the super fast fifth generation digital capacity to include underprivileged and poor areas, and to bring residents of the province into the latest wave of technology.

The areas to benefit first from this roll-out include eThekwini , Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay, Howick, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu and Umlazi.

Zikalala says they hope that this will contribute to skills development and also unlock more opportunities for SMMEs.

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The roll-out of this network was spearheaded by telecommunications company, Vodacom.

The 5G network is currently available on 156 live 5G sites across the KwaZulu-Natal province and supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services.

Vodacom’s KZN Managing Executive Chris Lazarus says the enrollment of the 5G network will bare practical fruits to communities.

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