More Africa NewsOrange successfully tests 5G in Mali

July 9, 2021by myles1

Last January, Stéphane Richard, CEO of the Orange group unveiled the company’s ambition to launch 5G in its African markets between 2021 and 2022. The first markets targeted by the telecoms operator are specify. They are all in West Africa for now.   

The mobile operator Orange Mali has successfully tested the fifth generation technology in Bamako and in the regions. The experiment was carried out on Wednesday July 7 at the Sheraton hotel, in the presence of Harouna Mamadou Toureh, the Minister of Communication, Digital Economy and Modernization of the Administration, accompanied by Manga Dembélé, the representative of Prime Minister.

On this occasion, Brelotte BA, CEO of Orange Mali, declared that “  the 5th generation of mobile or 5G technology represents a real revolution thanks to its technical performances and promises important innovations for both companies and individuals. . It will allow us to respond to the explosion in mobile traffic as well as to the growing demand for our customers’ needs in terms of quality of connectivity […] thanks to its speed, responsiveness and connectivity capacity, 5G is launching l ’emergence of new uses of digital technology such as virtual reality, new digital formats and content and new functionalities for both professionals and individuals  ”.

Orange is testing 5G in Mali seven months after doing it in Senegal. The National Telecommunications Company (Sonatel), Senegalese subsidiary of the French telecoms group, had surveyed the capacity of its telecoms network to support the provision of very high speed services on November 24, 2020. These preparations are in line with the ambition displayed last January. by Stéphane Richard, CEO of the Orange group, to launch 5G in African markets in the second half of 2021 or in 2022.

Currently, the 5G market is growing rapidly in Africa. Many telecom operators have already taken the plunge. The adoption of mobile technology is going faster than many studies predict. In its Mobility Report of November 2020, Ericsson estimated at 5% the perceptible volume of 5G subscriptions expected on the continent from 2026. In its Mobility Report of June 2021, the technology company revised its forecast to 7%. It is a new market rich in financial opportunities that the Orange group does not want to miss. 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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