Telecommunications provider, ZTE and MTN Uganda have launched the first 5G SA network in East Africa after demonstrating 5G use cases at an event in Uganda.

The duo showcased a high-speed 5G SA network under the 60 MHz spectrum bandwidth with an actual rate of more than 1.494 Gbps, which can support a variety of applications, such as Cloud XR, ultra-HD live broadcast, automatic driving and remote surgery.

The network supports typical 5G applications, including uRLLC and mMTC, through smooth upgrade.

Its deployment and operation adopts ZTE’s end-to-end 5G equipment, including Common Core, to achieve the complete separation of the signaling plane and the data plane without relying on the existing LTE core network EPC.

The demonstration also featured the real-time communication of an on-site fixed-wireless access network, bionic robot, Cloud VR and other vertical industries, fully showcasing the 5G network’s capability as the foundation of an intelligent society as well as ZTE and MTN’s commitment to exploring 5G development in Africa .