uth Africa in the past, including the completion of a 5G trial with MTN in November 2019.
However, the company believes South Africa needs to streamline its 5G site approval processes to allow 5G coverage to expand.
David Chen, VP of Huawei’s Southern African Region, previously said that South Africa’s current site approval systems might not be able to cope with the expected large volumes of 5G site applications.
Chen also said he believes the site application process will need to be automated, and this should be done as soon as possible.
“Cities must start preparing themselves now for a drastic increase in site applications to use city furniture like street lights to install connectivity sites,” said Chen.
“It is within the power of cities to ensure that the policy environment for the approval of sites and their construction in the cities are supportive and enabling.”
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