ZTE and MTN showcase the first 5G SA network in East Africa

ZTE Corporation and MTN Uganda have jointly showcased the first 5G SA network in East Africa.
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ZTE and MTN Uganda have showcased a high-speed 5G SA network under the 60 MHz spectrum bandwidth with an actual rate of more than 1.494 Gbps, which can support a variety of applications, such as Gigabit without Fiber Connectivity, Cloud XR, ultra-HD live broadcast, automatic driving and remote surgery.

The first 5G SA network in East Africa adopts ZTE’s end-to-end 5G equipment, including Common Core, to achieve the complete separation of the signaling plane and the data plane without relying on the existing LTE core network EPC.

In addition, ZTE also presented its end-to-end commercialized 5G solutions, including the 5G Common Core, Beyond 100G Transmission, 5G Flexhaul, 5G New Radio and Big Video, as well as its 5G terminal devices, such as Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphones, 5G indoor and outdoor routers.

“We have been enhancing our 5G capabilities and have become a core supplier of end-to-end solutions in the global ICT industry,” Bill Yi, vice president at ZTE, said.

ZTE has been a partner of MTN since 2009 supporting in the fields of wireless, core network, transmission, energy infrastructure, terminals, and O&M services. ZTE partnered with the 11 branches of MTN in different projects. MTN Group is operating in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has 230 million subscribers.