Module: Mobile Operators and Networks
The road to 5G in Africa: navigating investment and value creation
The journey to 5G has started in Africa and is gathering pace across the region. There are now commercial 5G networks in 13 countries, while operators and other ecosystem players in many more countries expect commercial 5G to be available by 2025. Africa’s approach to 5G needs to account for the current connectivity landscape and unique market features that could affect 5G rollout and adoption. 5G network ecosystem players in the region must find ways to deliver cost-effective and efficient 5G networks with an implementation strategy that balances investment and value creation.