Angola is now the 5G connectivity leader in sub-Saharan Africa thanks to Africell, a reputable mobile network provider, activating 5G network there for the first time.
With a download speed of more than 1 gigabit per second (GBPS), the technology promises to alter mobile users’ experiences and significantly boost productivity in Angola’s digitally connected businesses.
The 5G network for Africell Angola was launched on July 16, 2022, at the FILDA trade show in Luanda. The test showed an unheard-of download speed that was about 15 times faster than the average 4G download speed. The network of Africell Angola operates at a speed of about 80 mbps, which is already far quicker than that of other operators in the nation.
Africell Angola’s 5G network is anticipated to record download rates up to five times quicker than conventional 4G services, even after the imminent public debut of 5G services.
Because it provides to optimise digital connectivity despite present infrastructure challenges, 5G is a viable technology for sub-Saharan Africa.
In a location where installing fiber lines is sometimes challenging and expensive, 5G can provide ultra-fast data to households and businesses without the need for significant civil construction.
One of the most developed economies in sub-Saharan Africa is that of Angola, and the eventual rollout of 5G has the potential to further increase activity and performance.
Additionally, 5G provides an incredibly robust foundation for data-hungry activities like streaming, computing, and analytics, all of which are becoming more and more popular in Angola’s educated and globally oriented society.
In April 2022, Africell began offering services in Angola with the aim of upending the telecom industry and guiding the country’s digital revolution. With technology from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio, Africell Angola’s 5G-capable network is constructed, ensuring fast speeds and high capacity in addition to security and dependability.
Since its debut, Africell Angola has acquired more than 4 million users drawn in by its excellent customer service and pricing that are much lower than those offered by competing carriers.
Currently, there are more than 200 direct employees working at Africell Angola, and 95% of them are locals. More than 2,000 jobs have already been established through Africell Angola’s collaboration with subcontractors, agents, and distributors, and more team expansion is anticipated as the network grows.
The introduction of Africell as the nation’s first brand-new mobile operator in nearly 20 years is a component of a comprehensive and ambitious economic reform initiative.
It has already resulted in lower costs and increased consumption in Angola’s telecommunications industry, and it is anticipated that this would have a positive ripple effect on associated activities and industries including education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Africell is the only US-owned mobile network operator in Africa, and the company’s investment in Angola shows that US and other foreign investors are becoming more optimistic about the country.
It was singled out by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman during a May visit to the company’s office in Luanda as the representative of a new wave of US companies making investments in Angola.
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