URBAN 5G AND RURAL BROADBAND – Technology Debate

Justifications for Universal Broadband and 5G in Africa

Read the news and you see new items on 5G in Africa on a daily basis. Is 5G a viable reality and a genuine opportunity which regulators should be enabling with effective spectrum policy? Is broadband really necessary in rural Africa where no connectivity at all exists at the moment? Can operators be convinced to make investments into broadband infrastructure in areas where ARPU is surely going to be low and ROI small?