Vodacom doing things right on 5G levels in Tanzania

Vodacom showing they have big plans for Tanzania and Africa at large...


Talk about a telecom organization setting the pace in Tanzania, and it is Vodacom, who becomes the first to launch 5G services in the country, starting with the beginning of September.

With Vodacom setting the pace in Africa, it promises to continue spreading its wings across African markets in hopes of bringing the continent much closer with a vision of becoming a global digital economy using the tech principles the current generation presents it.

Of course, this came from a statement made by the Vodacom Group CEO, Shameel Joosub.

It’s quite interesting to know that in 2020, the Group was able to switch on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in South Africa.

Vodacom doing things right on 5G levels in Tanzania Vodacom doing things right on 5G levels in Tanzania

The aim of the new 5G service is to offer consumers faster speed and much lower latency while also helping out emerging tech start ups in the country to develop.

Vodacom’s intents are to expand the technology to an estimated number of 230 locations within the country such as Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Zanzibar, Mbeya, Mwanza, and more.

For the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Tanzania, Nape Nnauye, it was a welcome development, with the minister promising the country’s government’s full support.

Nnauye also acknowledges how technology can also help transform the lives of the citizens of Tanzania such as the health and agriculture sector.

Vodacom doing things right on 5G levels in Tanzania

Vodacom hopes to make the network available for fixed network consumers through its 5G routers and on 5G capable devices for smartphone users. The expectation is that the network can push up to the speeds of 1 Gigabit per second once it becomes fully operational or available.

Tanzania joins the likes of other African countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Botswana, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles in carrying out tests or deploying the technology.

The prediction is that the 5G service will force into the African economy the sum of $2.2 trillion by the turn of 2034.

According to the Nokia MEA Broadband Index Report, the 5G technology being adopted in Africa, will grow steadily which will be driven by the evolution of the device ecosystem and the 5G spectrum allocations in many countries.

Vodacom doing things right on 5G levels in Tanzania

Interesting tech times for Africa it would seem as future forecasts would go.

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