South Africa : Arguably one of the largest economies on the African continent, South Africa is one of the pioneer countries to have introduced 5G. Rain, a data-only mobile network, Liquid Telecom SA, Vodacom SA, and MTN SA have also launched trials for 5G in the country. Lack of the required spectrum has been the biggest bottleneck in the full roll-out of 5G in South Africa.
Nigeria : MTN NG had a trial of its 5G technology with a live 5G network demo in November 2019. It promised to build its 5G network as early as possible, pending the necessary spectrum allocation.
Kenya : Safaricom has access to licensed 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands which are ideal for 5G service. It has completed testing and trials for the upgraded network.
Uganda : MTN Uganda publicly demonstrated the 5G network in January 2020 in collaboration with ZTE.
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