Namibia prepares for 5G technology implementation

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-27 20:29:51|Editor: Zhou Xin
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WINDHOEK, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's Communication regulator, CRAN engaged with telecommunications service providers to give an insight into 5G technology.

Chief Technical Officer at CRAN, Jochen Traut on Tuesday said a workshop conducted in conjunction with German company LS Telcom, has jointly crafted strategies that will ensure the speedy and effective implementation of 5G in Namibia.

"We gave an overview of the current trials being conducted around the world for 5G, as well as the regulatory frameworks required to allow for the effective implementation of 5G technologies in the country," he said.

"The success of 5G in Namibia is dependant on the collaboration and innovation of all telecommunications industry players. Investment in 5G will, in the long haul, enable mobile application and telecommunications service provider to connect simultaneously at any time," he added.

According to Traut, 5G also achieves more efficient spectrum use, higher data rates, lower latency and ubiquitous connectivity.

Last year, China's Huawei Technologies and Namibia telecommunications firm launched the 4.5G demo for the first time ever in Africa.