Globally, and in South Africa, 5G is a vital foundation for key digital platform ecosystems that will drive the fourth industrial revolution in the country. Mobile network operators such as MTN, Vodacom, Rain and Telkom have already deployed 5G networks, and this step is done to meet South Africa’s significant growth in traffic for broadband services.

Read more: South Africa shows strong market power for 5G development

Huawei has sealed numerous successful partnerships throughout its journey in the ICT industry. One of them is the partnership with Iceland’s leading mobile operator Nova. CTO Benedikt Ragnarsson gave a keynote speech at Huawei’s OTF 2022 at MWC22 to highlight the operator’s journey to OCS SaaS.

Read more: Transition to SaaS requires the right partner, according to Nova CTO

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index rankings for Q1 2022 are out, putting the Middle East region, particularly GCC countries, at the top. This exemplifies the ongoing efforts of telecom players in these countries in boosting connectivity and digital transformation.

Read more: Four GCC countries among top 10 mobile speeds globally

In its recently concluded virtual panel titled “The 5G trail: What is next?”, Telecom Review, the Middle East’s leading ICT media platform, gathered top industry experts to explore where we stand today from a 5G perspective, and what is next for this evolving technology.

Read more: Industry leaders gather to discuss the 5G trail

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