MTN’s network in South Africa is 50% Huawei

MTN uses equipment from multiple manufacturers in its mobile network, namely ZTE, Ericsson, and Huawei.

The mobile operator has been growing its network infrastructure rapidly in recent years, recently raising its 4G population coverage in South Africa to above 80%.

The company also recently conducted indoor and outdoor 5G trials with Ericsson and Huawei respectively.

MTN’s live trail with Huawei made use of Huawei’s new outdoor 5G terminal, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018 and aims to provide fixed-wireless access to businesses and homes.

Huawei equipment comprises a major share of MTN’s network infrastructure in South Africa, said the company.

During the live outdoor 5G trial, the mobile operator told MyBroadband that Huawei hardware makes up around 50% of its total network infrastructure.

ZTE ban

The statement from the operator follows MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter commenting on the  ZTE trade ban  by US officials.

ZTE has been banned

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