ZTE and MTN Uganda have jointly launched the first 5G SA network in East Africa.
The companies 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 Fibre Connectivity, Cloud XR, ultra-HD live broadcast, automatic driving and remote surgery.
The network uses ZTE’s end-to-end 5G equipment, including Common Core, to achieve the complete separation of the signalling plane and the data plane without relying on the existing LTE core network EPC. Furthermore, the network will be able to support typical 5G applications, including uRLLC and mMTC.
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.
MTN Group is currently operating in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, with over 230 million subscribers across its operations. ZTE has been a partner of MTN since 2009, involving the fields of wireless, core network, transmission, energy infrastructure, terminals, and O&M services.