Africa cannot leapfrog to 5G without first making cities fit for 4G

Urban African telecoms is still full of challenges and opportunities, but discussion of leapfrogging to 5G is short-sighted when so many challenges remain in Africa’s cities

Read this article to learn:

  • How are cell sites evolving in urban areas?
  • What supporting investment is still required for 4G?
  • Options for municipality/towerco collaboration
  • How in building solutions might evolve in Africa
  • How 5G will change life for towercos in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s fastest urbanising region. Urban areas currently contain 472mn people, a figure which will double over the next 25 years (Centre for Strategic & International Studies, 2019). TowerXchange Meetup Africa featured a panel discussion and a number of roundtables looking at how urban infrastructure would evolve in Africa with the introduction…

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