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Ethio Telecom launches Ethiopia's 5G network, one of few in Africa

Local media reported that the launch befell Monday May 9, following deployment of the service by China-based Huawei Technologies Co. The undertaking value Ethiopia a whooping $40 million.

For now, the 5G community service will solely be out there at designated hotspots throughout Addis Ababa, together with Bole International Airport and Ethio Telecom’s headquarters.

Business Insider Africa understands that enlargement to different components of the nation would occur in the approaching months. Ethio Telecom’s Chief Executive Officer, Frehiwot Tamru, was quoted by The East African to have stated this:

“The 5G service is launched in selected places in Addis Ababa. In the coming 12 months, we will have 150 5G sites in Addis Ababa and in major cities outside the capital.”

With the launch, Ethiopia has develop into one of a handful of African nations which have launched the fifth era community. These nations are: South Africa, Seychelles, Botswana, Mauritius and Zimbabwe.

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Also word that the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) had final week granted ultimate approval to 2 community carriers to additionally launch 5G community in Africa’s most populous nation.

In the meantime, the adoption charge for 5G community throughout Africa stays low. This is even if telecoms operators in different components of the world have been deploying the fifth-generation expertise commonplace for broadband mobile community since 2019.

As a matter of reality, 5G community penetration in Africa is so abysmally low such that ICT consultants have projected that in the subsequent 4-5 years, solely about 20 million Africans would have subscribed to it.

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