Stakeholders welcome 5G government’plans

Dar es Salaam. Stakeholders yesterday welcomed the government’s afoot plans on the 5G technology-the fastest ever, saying the future holds great potential with the rapid technology progress.

Those who aired their views in an exclusive interview with The Citizen, were reacting to the government’s announcement that it was opening the doors for the investment in the 5G technology, the network that offers data speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G.

Tabling his budget for the 2022/23 financial year on Friday, the Minister for Information, Communications and Information Technology, Mr Nape Nnauye, said the government through Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) was ready to offer spectrum for service providers who were ready for 5G trials.

Reacting to the new development, Vodacom Tanzania managing director Sitholizwe Mdlalose said prompt spectrum allocation, by way of transparent and competitive bidding, will enable them to champion transformative innovations in agriculture, health and other sectors.

This, he added, will propel Tanzania further towards its digital economy ambition.
“As a communications technology company, we readily welcome the move by the government that accelerates a move into 5G trials,” stressed Mr Mdlalose.

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