Ethio Telecom has been a pioneering telecom service provider in Africa, serving the nation since 1894. The company has continuously introduced the latest technologies to support Ethiopia’s socio-economic development, playing an enabling role in the overall progress of the nation. As part of its commitment to realizing the country’s digital transformation agenda, the company has been deploying the latest technologies and providing digital solutions to positively impact the day-to-day life and business activities of society. The company has announced the official launch of its 5G services in the Jigjiga city, following its earlier official launch in Addis Ababa & Adama.
The customers can now enjoy 5G service in the following areas: Parliament Hall, Hodley (Palace and Airport Road), Sheik Abdusalam School, Old Taiwan, Regional Administration Office, Regional Revenue Office, and Ethio Telecom Regional office. Additionally, 5G service will soon be accessible around Jigjiga University, Jigjiga Sheik Hassen Yabare Referral Hospital, New Taiwan, Kebele 06 (Ahmed Gurey School), and Jelaba.
5G offers the fastest speeds (up to 10 Gbps), low latency (less than 1 ms), and massive communication capability (up to 1 million connections within 1 km2). With such high speeds, superior reliability, and negligible latency, 5G will have a significant impact on industries such as mission-critical services requiring real-time decisions, manufacturing plants, remote healthcare, precision agriculture, self-driving vehicles, Internet of Things /IoT/, and real-time operations, making them a reality.
The commercialization of 5G service will enable the society to obtain best-in-class digital solutions, improving their experience. It will also play a paramount role for the business customers, enhancing their productivity and efficiency, generating new revenues with next-generation applications, improving operations with real-time analytics, adapting quickly to changes in business dynamics, and delivering secure and fast access to mission-critical data.
Furthermore, the 5G service has tremendous significance for smart home, health services, hospital management, smart agriculture, education, industry/mining, manufacturing, smart airports and travel services, smart transportation, broadcasting & entertainment, as well as cloud-based 5G gaming.
The company has now commercialized its 5G service in Jigjiga city and is ready to offer unlimited 5G data, 5G To The Home, and a variety of 5G mobile packages to the customers. To take advantage of these diverse services and mobile packages, the customers are required to have mobile devices and handsets that support 5G.