MTN Group plays down 5G's short-term impact, plans deployments for specific needs

10 August 2018

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MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter has downplayed the short-term impact and potential of 5G, particularly in the markets in which it operates, saying its is a "technology searching for an application", TechCentral reported.

Shuter said 5G will not be rolled out in the same way as developments before it, such as 3G and 4G. Rather, he said, 5G will be deployed in selected areas only and even then, only on a use-case basis to support specific applications, such as robotics, closed-circuit TV cameras, or a factory that has a demand for it. Read the full article on Telecompaper here.