01 July 2019 - NW40
Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
Whether the Government has any plans to assist or take part in the rolling out of 5G; if so, what are the relevant details?
There are no direct plans for Government to take part in the rollout of 5G. Suffice to say, Government has been involved in a global multilateral process under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to identify and allocate radio frequency spectrum for IMT2020 or 5G. This process will be concluded at the ITU World Radio Conference which will take place at the end of 2019.
Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP