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MTN launches live 5G Indoor solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre

April 10, 2019 / MTN

MTN South Africa has launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. This is the first time that MTN SA has deployed a trial 5G network in an indoor business environment with standards-based commercial-grade 5G network equipment and devices. This joint project between MTN SA and Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre will enable collective evaluation regarding the benefits that 5G connectivity can provide to corporate customers, while laying the foundation to test more advanced 5G use cases. The 5G indoor solution consists of an end-to-end dedicated 5G network operating in 100MHz of 28GHz licensed spectrum and achieves downlink throughputs exceeding 630Mbps and uplink throughputs exceeding 130Mbps. The 5G solution includes a 5G Router to enable Kyalami employees and conference attendees to access the fibre-like 5G service via Wi-Fi connectivity on their mobile devices during the test period. Once 5G mobile te...