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  • For African universities, governments and businesses, 5G Tech Spaces are part of the solution to enable Africa to leapfrog with clean innovation.
  • Africa’s climate finance inflows remain very low, at 3 percent of global climate finance.
  • The continent requires as much as $2.8 trillion through 2030 to implement its climate commitments.

Africa’s most renowned universities are keen to be at the forefront of Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) of technologies, products, services and operating models that reduce CO2 emissions and help attain Net Zero Emissions (NZE).

To achieve this, the gap between rhetoric and action needs to be reduced, if we are to have a fighting chance of reaching Net Zero by 2050 and capping the rise in global temperature at 1.5 °C in full attainment of the Paris Agreement.

Africa produces only about 4 percent of the world’s emissions, but is disproportionately vulnerable to the impact of climate change. …

  • 2Africa Submarine Cable ushers in unprecedented internet speeds of 180 terabytes per second.
  • The cable is a success story of partnership between Tanzania, Airtel Tanzania and 2Africa Submarine Cable.
  • The cable comes at a time Tanzania is rolling out 5G internet WIFI in business parks, and public transport centres.

In a historic development, 2Africa Submarine Cable, the world’s longest submarine communication fibre link, has successfully reached the shores of Tanzania. Spanning 45,000 kilometers and interconnecting over 33 countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe, this cable will benefit more than three billion individuals worldwide.

2Africa Submarine Cable a success story of PPP

Spearheaded through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the government and Airtel Tanzania, the 2Africa Submarine Cable marks the dawning of a new era in the realm of communication. Tanzania’s Minister for Information, Communication, and Information Technology, Nape Nnauye, expressed his optimism about the transformative potential of this project, …

Scaling new frontiers - the potential of 5G for Africa

The dawn of 5G in Africa is here with us and what was once seen as a dream has turned to reality, albeit with revised expectations. South Africa became the first country in Africa to offer commercial 5G services with Rain, Vodacom and MTN piloting it in various cities and using different methods to reach their clients.  

Rain launched the country’s first commercial 5G network in partnership with China’s Huawei Technologies in 2019 in Johannesburg and Tshwane, offering subscribers unlimited data at speeds of up to 700Mbps for R1,000 per month. Since launch Rain has doubled its 5G coverage,  achieving it by adding more sites and providing a new 5G router to users. 

Vodacom’s launch to the mobile market covered three cities: Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. It was able to fast track the launch by using a temporary spectrum assigned by the South African telecommunications regulator