Mauritius Rolls Out Its 5G Network

Mauritius Telecom mobile network (MyT Mobile) has become one of the first African countries to launch their 5G network. This is coming one month after it obtained its license for 5G mobile telephony.

Speaking at a press conference, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mauritius Telecom, Sherry Singh, stated that the operator is the first operator to deploy the 5th generation of mobile network in Mauritius and the whole of Africa.

According to the CEO, MyT Mobile subscribers will get a message inviting them to register to connect to the 5G network in the Cybercity regions of Ebene, Trianon, Bagatelle, and Reduit.

The telecommunications company explained in a press release that “with the deployment of its MyT 5G Experience Zones, Mauritius Telecom propels Mauritius on the world map of countries that have deployed 5G and at the same time joins the Top 10 African countries that have launched this technology.”

The CEO of MyT also said that in spite of a challenging business environment, we have to take a step and get our country ready for tomorrow’s Technology today. It is a question of laying the foundations to prepare the country today to face the technological challenges of tomorrow, he add.

The 5G technology is described as a technology that empowers the network of the future. According to the Telecom giant, Ericsson, 5G will take automation to the next level, bringing high speed mobile internet and using IoT to improve road safety – just to name a few use cases.

They predict that 5G will penetrate every region by 2026 and will open up future business opportunities for the region. Statista also stated that 5G is expected to reach 1 billion users in 3.5 years, compared with 4 years for 4G and 12 years for 3G.


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Hafiz Akinde
Hafiz Akinde
Hafiz Akinde is an award-winning writer, author, and experienced content marketer. He is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Tech With Africa, a tech platform that aims to decentralize tech news, build more tech leaders, and localize tech concepts for the African community.

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