Comsol launches 5G network in Soweto
14 September 2018
Comsol Networks, a telecommunications business backed by Andile Ngcaba’s Convergence Partners, has launched the first 5G network in Soweto.
Using the company’s spectrum in the 28GHz radio spectrum frequency band, Comsol on Friday took the wraps off the trial network, built in partnership with Samsung Electronics, showcasing download speeds of up to 1.8Gbit/s.
The fixed-wireless (as opposed to mobile) 5G network will provide free Internet access to a range of facilities and businesses, including restaurants, on Soweto’s famous Vilakazi Street. People can visit the area and test the technology at least until the end of the year.