MTN Zambia rolls out pilot 5G network

MTN Zambia launches pilot 5G network

MTN Zambia has launched a 5G network pilot platform which promises significant improved technology which will enhance faster connectivity speed, ultra – low latency and greater bandwidth.

Speaking at the launch, company Chief Executive Officer, Bart Hofker said, “MTN Zambia will be rolling out 5G pilot demonstration sites in Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces and we are eager to set up specific and relevant use cases together with our Zambian customers and partners to expand social and commercial horizons, alongside the rest of the world.”

Also speaking at the same launch, Minister of Technology and Science, Honourable Felix Mutati said “ The 5G pilot launch by MTN Zambia has the capability to enhance social, cultural and commercial participation amongst the citizens of Zambia and also the global community.”

He added that, “although we are still in the early stages, the rollout of 5G technology has the potential to drive unprecedented inclusive growth in Zambia.”

5G technology has the potential to aggregate much of the capability that currently sits across the different telecommunications archetypes such as 2G, 3G, 4G and fibre.

In the meantime, MTN Zambia says it remains committed to invest in its current network coverage and bringing communication opportunities to all Zambians that, until now, have been left out of the telecommunications revolution.