Ericsson expects 5G network to be deployed in Africa soon

August 27, 2018
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Ericsson has predicted that Africa’s first 5G deployments would appear in a much shorter timescale than previous connectivity technologies had taken to reach the continent.

Ericsson expects 5G network to be deployed in Africa soon

This prediction was made by Ahmad Husseini, Ericssons’s head of network solutions for the Middle East and Africa, this might be true if we look at the trends witnessed across previous generations of mobile technology to illustrate the continent would receive 5G relatively quickly.

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Stating the reason behind his prediction, he said,

So it’s obvious that the pace is happening faster and faster and it’s taking a shorter time to deploy different technologies, so we believe that 5G will come to Africa much faster than other technologies.

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“Looking at technology and focusing on Africa, the first GSM network was deployed in 1994, ten years later we had the first 3G system in Africa and then just seven years later we had the first LTE network, So it’s obvious that the pace is happening faster and faster and it’s taking a shorter time to deploy different technologies, so we believe that 5G will come to Africa much faster than other technologies.”

He also added that the 5G network will be useful for both industry use as much as it is for fast mobile data.

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We heard reports earlier this year where Ericsson and MTN announced what the companies claimed was the first trial of 5G in Africa at the operator’s headquarters in South Africa.

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