Zambia and Huawei talk 5G

14 May 2019

The Zambian government has entered into talks with Chinese tech giant Huawei over the possibility of deploying 5G in Zambia.

The move was disclosed by transport and communications minister Brian Mushimba who met Huawei officials.

Mushimba said Huawei, the technology partner for the GRZ Communication Tower Project Phase II, has committed to upgrading all the sites seamlessly to 5G capability.

He was speaking at Zamtel House in Lusaka in April when he officiated at the launch of ZamPay Number Neutral Capability Feature.

He added that Zambia does not want to be left behind in innovation and adoption of internet technologies.

5G is the next generation of mobile internet that is expected to enable everything from instant downloads of movies to connected self-driving cars.