Nokia has announced in a press release on March 26th  that it is driving East Africa’s first 5G business connectivity with Safaricom, the main telecoms administrator in the country.

Nokia’s 5G Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) innovation and 5G FastMile entryways empower super quick Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) administrations to Safaricom’s supporters across Kisumu and the Western Province of Kenya. 

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5G innovation will empower new applications in regions like computer-generated experience, expanded reality and man-made reasoning for Safaricom endorsers.

It will likewise profit endeavors across significant energy, medical care, training, transport  and diversion applications. 

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During the unveiling in Nairobi, Safaricom exhibited the capacities of the 5G organization with three use cases — 5G 3D image, Ultra-HD video correspondence and virtual design shopping. In the 3D image grandstand, the live 5G organization was utilized to transport Safaricom’s chiefs from the Safaricom office in Kisumu to the launch occasion in Nairobi.

What’s more, in the subsequent feature, Ultra-HD video correspondence was made utilizing the 5G Fixed Wireless Access availability controlled by WiFi-6 with Nokia Beacon 6.

The third feature of virtual shopping will change the shopping experience permitting clients to wear clothes in a virtual sense.

The story so far

Nokia has utilized its AirScale SRAN stage to empower super-low latency colossal network and outrageous ability to help the requests of today and tomorrow.

The 5G organization uses monstrous Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radio to improve unearthly productivity and throughput limit, expanding the profit from Safaricom’s RAN venture.

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Likewise, Nokia’s FastMile 5G passage gives fiber-like velocities to fixed remote administrations to endorsers. Additionally, the’s organization arranging, arrangement and incorporation administrations guaranteed opportune rollout of the organization. 

As a feature of the organization, Nokia 5G Cloud Mobility Manager conveys the versatility, adaptability, high accessibility and speed expected to help the development of portable and seamless operations. Nokia’s NetAct network management system assists Safaricom to effectively manage and improve network view.

 What they are saying

Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom, said: “. We are proud to be the first operator in East Africa to launch 5G services, bringing the benefits of 5G technology to our customers. 5G capabilities will change a lot of things in unimaginable ways for people and enterprises, playing a key role in fulfilling our vision to transform lives.

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Our long-term partner Nokia’s technologies and services expertise helped us achieve this milestone in our journey to provide world-class broadband services to our customers” 

With over 200 commercial 5G agreements with leading customers across the globe, Nokia has been bringing 5G network to every part of the world. Our 5G network for Safaricom is a key part of this journey and we are committed to working with the operator to transform the communications landscape in the country.

This will open new business opportunities for Safaricom” added Amr K. El Leithy, SVP, Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia.


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