5G is the fifth generation of cellular network technology. 5G can support up to a million devices per square kilometre, while 4G supports only up to 100,000 devices per square kilometre. Even though talks about it has begun in certain countries, it has come with a lot of controversies.

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Organizations like the Institute for ICT professionals Ghana have issued statements allaying the fears of Ghanaians about the 5G.


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However, CEO of the telecoms chamber Ken Ashigbe has indicated that it will take some time before 5G is introduced into Ghana. According to him “In Ghana, it will take a little while in having 5G. We’ll need to move the 4G to about 80% before we can move to 5G. 4G in Ghana has only about 6% investment as we speak. 5G requires a lot and so it might take a little more time”.

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For MTN Ghana customers and others who are eager to experience 5G, they may have to wait a while.

 


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