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Demand for connectivity push growth of 5G related activities in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 5G-related activities are picking up across the Sub-Saharan Africa region, including 5G spectrum auctions, 5G pilots and commercial trials
  • The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2022 report reveals that the huge demand for connectivity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a growing interest in the role of 5G in the connectivity landscape
  • 2022 marks a turning point as 3G adoption begins to decline for the first time

A new report has revealed that 5G-related activities are picking up across the Sub-Saharan Africa region, including 5G spectrum auctions, 5G pilots and commercial trials, and efforts to develop locally relevant 5G use cases.

According to The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa, 2022 report, the huge demand for connectivity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a growing interest in the role of 5G in the connectivity landscape.

For example, South Africa’s ICASA completed the spectrum auction for …

Kenyans are choosing mobile phone operators based on value for money rather than brands and what they are offering.

In a report by Deloitte, consumers in Kenya are going for price-driven shopping over network reliability and the need for speed.

As the quality and speed of mobile connectivity increases in Kenya, the report says that users are increasingly focusing on affordable offering.

Value for money

When it comes to customer retention, the Global Mobile Consumer Survey report shows that in Kenya, value for money for access to data and the internet trumps everything.

“As consumers become more data-hungry, operators are likely to face pressures to reduce the price of data to remain price competitive.”

Consumers also want a reliable service with good coverage geographically while the internet speed on the network of choice should be high. This is regardless of the fact that higher speeds come with faster data …