MTN says 5G vital for Africa growth, development

The Chief Executive Officer and President of MTN Group, Mr Ralph Mupita, says 5G is important for Africa’s economic growth and development.

Mupita said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

“It is important that we emphasise how using 5G for business-to-business applications and margination would be the catalyst for Africa’s growth.

“I think we will find in five years, maybe even sooner, that on the African continent, 5G is what would enable economies to accelerate their industrial development across the educational, agriculture, mining, or transportation industries.

“There has been quite a bit of investment into national 5G coverage where citizens and businesses of Nigeria are leading.

“If we get to 50 per cent population coverage by 2025, Nigeria will lead many nation-states in the developed markets through the extent of national coverage,” Mupita said.

He added that 5G technology would be a critical infrastructure in the country, enabling Nigeria to meet its promise and capabilities.

Mupita said that the MTN Group remains committed to ensuring subscribers access and deploy cutting-edge technology that allows them to stay connected in a fast-changing world.

“The desire to provide more than 280 million customers access to a modern connected life drives the leading technology organisation to consistently provide diverse digital solutions that cut across telecommunications, financial technology and enterprise,” he said.

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