ICT Minister Dr Jenfan Muswere, says Zimbabwe is set to roll out 250 base stations and some of them will include 5G.
Speaking to Sundaymail , Minister said “We are also pursuing various initiatives around smart solutions as outlined in our Smart Zimbabwe 2030 masterplan for smart agriculture, smart cities, smart health, smart learning among others which will enhance our thrust towards achieving the goals of the digital economy as set out in NDS1.”
“We are also finalising the e-government platforms and the roll out of the NetOne MBB (Mobile Broad Band) phase 3, which will see the deployment of more than 250 base stations including 5G.Econet and other private sector companies are also involved in various ways.” He added
Looking at the ‘long-term benefits’ that 5G technology will bring to India, it needs to be looked at as critical infrastructure and the foundation on which the Digital vision can be realised.
The market is witnessing strong data growth, and 5G is needed to cater to this demand.
5G is a platform for innovation, and because of its socio-economic multiplier effect, it will serve as the critical infrastructure that will open new possibilities for consumers and industries alike thus, leading to new revenue streams for operators.
While 5G services at present primarily address consumer use cases like enhanced mobile broadband, 5G network capabilities are expected to go far beyond previous generations of mobile communications with lower latency, high reliability, higher capacity, and security.
So far Zimbabwe telcom players have entered into an agreement to share 400 base stations.