from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – ERICSSON’s participation at the upcoming Mobile World Congress reiterates its commitment to digital acceleration and driving sustainable growth in Africa, it said.
The event is scheduled for Kigali, the Rwandan capital city, from October 17 to October 19.
Ericsson will discuss the power of leveraging connectivity to support sustainable digital and economic growth in the continent, empowering people through digital and financial inclusion, and promoting industrial progress through digitalization and sustainability for a connected future for Africa.
Reiterating its commitment to drive sustainable growth in Africa with 4G and 5G uptake, Ericsson will also highlight how its technology and digital solutions are addressing the continent’s connectivity needs and will showcase the latest portfolio offerings and solutions that will accelerate Africa’s digitalization journey.
According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2023, Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to be the region with the highest growth in total mobile data traffic, rising by 37 percent annually between 2022 and 2028 as service providers across the continent continue to invest in 4G networks and migrate customers from 2G and 3G.
This increase in data traffic will primarily be driven by a four-fold increase in smartphone traffic in the period, with average data per active smartphone settling at 19 GB per month in 2028.
Ericsson has been connecting Africa for over a century.
It reports that it has built wireless networks for every generation, from the early 1G networks to the first advanced 5G networks.
“Working closely with its telecom partners across the continent, Ericsson brings endless opportunities via limitless connectivity in line with its #AfricaInMotion vision,” it stated.
– CAJ News