Live 5G Networks in Africa (June 2022)

As of June 2022, 7 African countries have live commercial 5G networks with a few more planned. Most of the live 5G networks are in Southern African countries.

  1. South Africa: rain (Sept 2019), Vodacom (May 2020), MTN (June 2020)
  2. Madagascar: Telma Madagascar (June 2020)
  3. Seychelles: Cable & Wireless (July 2020)
  4. Togo: Togocom (Nov 2020)
  5. Mauritius: Mauritius Telecom / MyT Mobile (July 2021)
  6. Botswana: Mascom (Feb 2022)
  7. Zimbabwe: Econet Wireless (Feb 2022)

Honourable mention: Vodacom Lesotho launched a 5G network back in August 2018 but it is not open to the general public as a mobile service. It is deployed as a fixed wireless service currently being used by large enterprises.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.

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