Togo becomes the first country to deploy 5G in West Africa

Saturday, 28 November 2020 19:18
Togo becomes the first country to deploy 5G in West Africa

(Togo First) - Togocom, a subsidiary of Axian Group, has activated its 5G network in Togo. It thus makes Togo the first country in West Africa, and the third in Africa, to test the technology commercially.

The achievement was lauded by the operator's managing director in Togo, Paulin Alazard, who observed that the country "rose up to the challenge of launching 5G in one year only, as it was planned in the roadmap."

''5G will facilitate innovative uses by enabling the emergence of new services that meet the needs of various sectors of the economy (energy, health, industry, transportation, etc.),'' said Cina Lawson, Minister of digital economy and digital transformation, while highlighting the State's goal to ''provide mobile coverage to all Togolese people.''

To deploy the technology, Axian teamed up with Nokia (which is one of the leading actors of 5G and a rival of Huawei in this segment). Let's recall that for 3G and 4G services, Togocom covers respectively 96% and 65% of the Togolese population, for more than 4.5 million subscribers.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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