The inaugural Africa 5G Summit

The inaugural Africa 5G Summit, with the subject “5G Lighting Up Digital Africa,” took place in Bangkok, Thailand. The Arab ICT Organization (AICTO), located in Tunisia, funded the summit and served as its host. AICTO wants to provide a forum for communication between Africa and the world’s top 5G markets. To support the steady development of 5G and quicken the release of the digital economy’s potential, ICT industry organizations, government regulators, and carriers were invited to come together at this summit to share experiences and exchange opinions on important subjects like “National 5G Strategic Planning, Carriers’ 5G Business Practices, and the Strategy of 4G/5G Collaborative Network Evolution.”

Bangkok, Thailand hosted the first Africa 5G Summit, with the theme “5G Lighting Up Digital Africa.” The summit was sponsored by and hosted by the Tunisian-based Arab ICT Organization (AICTO). Africa and the top 5G markets in the world may communicate on a forum provided by AICTO. ICT industry organizations, government regulators, and carriers were invited to participate in this summit to share experiences and opinions on critical issues like “National 5G Strategic Planning, Carriers’ 5G Business Practices, and the Strategy of 4G/5G Collaborative Network Evolution” to support the steady development of 5G and hasten the release of the digital economy’s potential.

The digital economy has grown to be a significant pillar of regional economic development, according to Mr. Mohamed Ben Amor, the Secretary General of the AICTO. As the cornerstone of the country’s digital revolution, 5G is playing an ever-more-important role in advancing social and economic growth. To successfully promote regional digital transformation while addressing the potential and difficulties of 5G development, AICTO will maintain its partnerships with ICT industry partners in the Arab and African areas.

The CEO of the Cote d’Ivoire Spectrum Authority, Mr. Coulibaly Yacouba, stated in his keynote address that Cote d’Ivoire is actively embracing the arrival of the 5G era. The national commercial launch of 5G is now being thoroughly prepared for by the government and local operators. During the next Africa Cup of Nations, which will be hosted in Cote d’Ivoire, attendees may expect to receive the best possible service.

The third wave of the global 5G market, Africa will usher in the 5G era in 2023, said Benjamin Hou, President of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business. To promote the steady advancement of 5G and assist the region’s digital transformation, Huawei will further enhance its investment in Africa. To assist clients’ commercial success in the 5G future, Huawei will keep expanding its partnership with sector partners in Africa, for Africa.

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