QuatzAfrica (source )
Mobile network operator Safaricom has launched a 5G network in Kenya. This makes it the second country in Africa to roll out the technology to customers, according to GSMA, an organization representing mobile network operators worldwide. The company is trialling the technology in four towns, and expects to expand it to nine over the next year.GSMA defines the rollout of a commercial 5G network as one in which a customer can purchase a 5G subscription.
Its revealed that MTN and Vodafone launched 5G in South Africa last year. Telecommunications companies in several other African countries are conducting trials for 5G, but they are not yet widely available for public use.According to Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa he described the launch last week as “a major achievement for the country.” The telco is implementing the project using technology from the Finnish company Nokia and the Chinese company Huawei.The network has now moved from 3g-4g-5g which is more faster than the two(3&4).