5G network rollout advice to Kenya

Kenya has been urged to lay out network spectrum and infrastructure in readiness for the take-off of 5G network in Africa. Mr. Joachim Wuilmet, Nokia head of marketing Africa and Middle East, said any revolutionary technology needs supportive infrastructure, favorable ecosystem and the right policies to succeed. 5G is a fifth-generation of mobile internet connectivity that is expected to support faster high volume data download and upload on a wider geographical coverage, and on a frequency of between 3.5 to 90 Gigahertz (GHz) and beyond.

The technology’s speeds are set at 1,000 Megabytes per second (MBps) and could increase in future standalone 5G networks. It’s currently being built alongside existing 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks to ensure consistency in service delivery to customers. The new network will be through a new radio spectrum and will allow for connection of billions of devices, live streaming of heavy video content, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented Artificial Intelligence (AI), human-machine interaction, online gaming, customer analytics, cloud computing, robotics and social trust economics, all in real time.

Almost all sectors of the economy shall feel the positive effect of the anticipated technology. It is on the same network that agriculture-as-a-service (AaaS) will be actualized, an effort that will see food security levels being boosted and a better approach towards the green economy. Local Telecommunication companies like Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom will look to further push up sales and volumes on their internet services considering that 5G will also make mobile videos instantaneous with video calls getting far clearer and less jerky across long distances. Due to its lower latency and higher capacity, healthcare systems will be able to offer remote monitoring for more patients. Healthcare providers can then be confident that they will receive the data they need in real time and can provide the care their patients need and expect.

In March this year, a hospital in China successfully performed the first remote operation using 5G technology, where a doctor implanted a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) device in a patient’s brain to help control Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

Be sure to check out the multiple unlimited internet service providers in Kenya from the largest local business directory to be in a position to make an informed choice of which one best suits your needs with potential of adopting the 5G technology as it makes its debut across the globe.

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