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Hormuud Telecom
  • Hormuud Telecom has launched the 5G network across Somalia, enhancing the speed of internet and communication.
  • This marks a significant leap towards a digitally inclusive society with reliable internet connectivity in the country.
  • A 5G networks is set to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and revolutionize public services such as healthcare and education.

Hormuud Telecom has unveiled its 5G network, marking a historic moment for its main market Somalia, which now enters into the elite group of African nations such as Kenya and Ethiopia that have embraced this cutting-edge technology.

Hormuud Telecom 5G signal is now present across 30 cities and towns, promising to revolutionize the speed of the internet and communication and transform Somalia’s digital economy.

Enhancing Communication with 5G Technology

The introduction of the 5G network by Hormuud Telecom signifies a monumental leap in improving internet connectivity’s speed and reliability across Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, along …

5G Tech Spaces
  • 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. …

5G network Africa
  • The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2022 report by GMSA has revealed that 214 mobile operators in 81 markets globally had launched commercial 5G services in September 2022
  • 5G now accounts for nearly half of all mobile connections in South Korea while the network makes up a third of all connections in the US
  • The adoption of 5G in Sub-Saharan Africa is, however, not as quick with full commercial 5G services only available in fewer than five countries across the region as of September 2022 

A new report now shows that 214 mobile operators in 81 markets globally had launched commercial 5G services as of September 2022.

According to the Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2022 report by GMSA, the popularity of 5G is steadily growing and becoming mainstream in pioneer markets.

The report noted that developed economies such as South Korea have witnessed high usage of the network. In fact, in …

5G-related activities are picking up across the Sub-Saharan Africa region, including 5G spectrum auctions,
  • 5G is the world’s fifth generation of wireless technology
  • The network is superior to other networks and is up to 100 times faster than 4G
  • There have been no adverse health effects linked to exposure to wireless technologies 

Kenya and many other countries around the world are currently working on availing the 5G network for their citizens.

The network, which is the fifth generation of cellular networks, is already being implemented in the East African nation, even though slowly.

So what exactly is 5G, and why should people care?

The Exchange Africa spoke exclusively with Oppo Kenya Product Manager Ernest Teigut to understand what exactly 5G is and why it is important as below:

What is 5G?   

5G is the world’s fifth generation of wireless technology.

The network is superior to other networks and is up to 100 times faster than 4G. 5G provides higher speed, lower latency and greater …

The Digital Silk Road is viewed by the Chinese Communist Party as a key sector to prevent global digital connections from being dominated by any Western countries.

Huawei puts China in a data superiority position in its involvement in countries’ sensitive information. 

China is establishing dominance in digital models. In June, Nigeria banned and dumped Twitter in the country, and has drawn parallels with China in their censorship model development. 

According to Abishek, the data centre in Senegal is one of the many being built by Chinese firms to help Africa keep up with social and economic changes that are pressuring the infrastructure on the continent. …

5G Network to enhance development in Africa

The 5th Generation mobile network launched in Madagascar by Telma Madagascar and Ericsson’s collaboration in 2020 was a landmark moment for technology advancement not only on the Indian Ocean island but for Africa too.

The launch on the 26th of June 2020 put Telma among the first operators in Africa to commercially go live with  5G, proving, yet again, that Telma is one of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) pioneers in Africa.

The precedent set in nurturing partnerships between Ericsson and telecommunications service providers like Telma Madagascar has critical implications for the digital transformation that will propel Africa’s economy.

In the 20th edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, the industry-leading projections and analyses of the latest trends in the mobile industry, the outlook for connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa is bright. According to the report, mobile subscriptions will continue to grow through till 2026 and in the first quarter …