In the November issue of African Business “Going viral inside Africa’s telecoms revolution” Kenechi Okeleke, Director of Social and Regional research at GSMA Intelligence, outlines the impact of 5G on the African continent.
The 5G era in Africa formally began in 2020, following the temporary assignment of spectrum by the South African government, triggering the launch of commercial 5G mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) services by two of the continent’s biggest mobile service providers; Vodacom and MTN.
Despite high expectations for the benefits that 5G will bring to the continent, key challenges remain to be tackled to unlock the power of 5G connectivity, such as allocating more spectrum at affordable prices.
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