During the lockdown in 2020, I found a video of a well-known religious leader in Nigeria saying that 5G technology was part of a bigger plan to set up a new world order.
The movie got many people talking on social media about what 5G technology can do. Most of the conspiracy ideas were busted, which is good.
In Nigeria, the technology was still in its early stages, and telecom firms were still constructing the requisite infrastructure. But now, 5G is finally gaining traction in Africa, with South Africa leading the way.
Techloy Weekly’s lead story talks about a report that tracked 5G deployments in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The report found that as of March 2023, 18 countries in the MEA region now offer commercial 5G services, with 10 in Africa. South Africa is expected to have the most 5G subscriptions on the continent by the end of 2022, with an estimated 5 million users.
Without a doubt, the spread of 5G technology in Africa is a story of fear and conspiracy ideas being put to rest.