KICTANet publishes 5G Policy Brief for Kenya

KICTANet has published the 5G Policy Brief for Kenya.
The objective of this study is to establish Kenya’s preparedness to deploy
fifth-generation wireless networks (5G). The study reviews the historical
progression of mobile networks through to the current 5G mobile
technologies. It then highlights the technical properties and use-cases
that 5G technologies have under the three categories, namely, the enhanced
Mobile BroadBand (eMMB), the massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC),
and the ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC).
The study reviews the global 5G state of play and contrasts that with a
situational analysis for Kenya. It finds that whereas the Kenyan legal,
policy, and regulatory frameworks are quite advanced, there is no specific,
national 5G Strategy in place. This disadvantages Kenya’s ability to
attract 5G investments while hampering its ability to stake a claim within
the new digital value chain commonly known as the Fourth Industrial
Revolution (4IR).
The study which can be accessed via the following link
has established that the country is still not ready to effectively deploy
5G technologies

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