5G has become a global buzzword that has elicited mixed emotions within global economic and socio economic spheres. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic did not make it easier for this nascent technology. Many myths have arisen linking the novel virus to the new technology. It is for this reason that the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) In partnership with Huawei, organized a Webinar on 4th May 2020, to debunk some of the myths that have arisen around the yet to be understood technology.
The Webinar was moderated by Mr. Ali Hussein the CEO of Kipochi and Chairman of the Kenya Fintech Association. Featured panelists included Mr. John Walubengo, Lecturer Multimedia University, Mr. Adam Lane, Deputy CEO Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Musa Bello, Innovation Manager Huawei Southern Africa, Mrs Ann Kinyanjui, Acting Manager Frequency planning, Communication Authority of Kenya and Engineer Daniel Obam, a Spectrum expert.
188 participants registered for the Webinar which was also streamed on the KICTAnet Youtube Channel. At the end of the Webinar the total number of users was 220, unique viewers 114 and concurrent views 85.
- 5G is in Reach – Huawei Presentation, Adam Lane
- 5G Realities and Myths, Daniel Obam Presentation
- 5G Basic Terminologies, Historical Development, John Walubengo Presentation.
- 5G Regulatory Perspectives, Communications Authority of Kenya presentation, Anne Kinyanjui