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5G Network and benefits to Zambia

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The fifth-generation cellular technology (5G) will be accessible to half of the globe’s population in five years’ time. It will connect over 120 billion devices in cars, homes, streets, offices and IoT sensors by 2030. It will help betway users to wager on different markets. We present to you four ways in which 5G network will improve the lives of Zambians.

1. Reduced Digital Gap
Most governments struggle to provide equal opportunities to all citizens. Also, it is essential to offer quality services including broadband, healthcare, and education to facilitate rapid urbanization. Mobile phone firms such as Huawei partner with dominant mobile operator networks to offer 5G services to people living in rural areas. They provide training programs to improve the literacy levels in such regions.

5G technology will improve the quality of health care the Zambian government provides. Telecommunications technology will help patients access quality medical services. For instance, in America, Columbia University is partnering with Verizon to offer remote physical therapy and surgery.

2. Increased Mobility in Congested Areas
Many people struggle to move in highly populated Zambian towns and cities. However, the 5G network can power various devices and sensors that support mobility networks in urban areas. It will result in efficient transportation networks and autonomous cars.
They will reduce the amount of traffic on major highways. Some nations have already incorporated the network into their transport networks. For example, Shanghai used 5G to develop an intelligent car network that will cover 100 square kilometers. Some crowded cities such as Phoenix have created automated taxi fleets. It is crucial for the government to redesign busy avenues and streets to allow pedestrians to move with ease.

3. Efficient City Operations
The 5G network can rapidly transmit data from numerous IoT networks and sensors. It will enable Zambian cities to re-calibrate their services on time to conserve the environment. Also, it will enable bookies such as betway to offer better gambling services to punters.

The state can pilot such a project on a small scale. It may start by collecting real-time data on pollution, traffic, and weather. Local authorities can collaborate with civic groups, businesses and learning institutions to use the data to synchronize various city operations.

4. Improved Emergency Service and Public Safety
Established mobile operators in Zambia will develop airborne safety and disaster management platforms. They require advance robots and drone surveillance to properly execute search and rescue missions. Rescuers can directly connect reality glasses to doctors to provide the right emergency treatment on-site.

Advanced sensor technologies create other possibilities including prompt infrastructure networks maintenance. It is useful in redirecting traffic when grisly accidents occur. Zambian cities can improve their public safety by using 5G to connect rapid responses and quick analysis.

5G technology offers numerous benefits to countries that adopt it. It enables enterprises to create sophisticated applications to improve their services. It will enable punters to play online games in bookmakers such as betway. The government needs to partner with telecom firms to make 5G accessible to all Zambian citizens.

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Will Nigeria Receive Full 5G Deployment in 2023?

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According to reports, the deployment of 5G (the fifth-generation wireless mobile network) is close to happening in several more major Nigerian states, which means users will be able to start benefiting from the technology in 2023. Further 5G rollout will occur in other states from 2025.

Where is 5G currently available in Nigeria?

The 5G wireless mobile network is available in Abuja and Lagos. According to the Federal Government, throughout 2023, it will also soon be rolled out in Anambra, Rivers, Gombe, and Kaduna. This was revealed in the country’s National Policy on Fifth Generation Networks For Nigeria’s Digital Economy. The main cities where 5G is most likely to be rolled out over the coming months are Ibadan, Kano, Maiduguri, Owerri, and Port Harcourt.

What is 5G?

5G is the world’s newest and most advanced wireless mobile network after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. The new global wireless standard was developed to connect today’s modern 5G-enabled devices, objects, robots and machines together like never before. It’s known for being up to 100 times faster than the current 4G wireless network, which is still prevalent in many parts of the world. 5G also comes with many benefits for the user.

5G cellular networks are creating new opportunities for individuals and businesses. In a nutshell, it’s a super-fast internet signal designed to meet the large growth in data and connectivity and improve the world as we know it.

What are the main benefits of 5G?

Some of the main benefits of 5G are the following:

  • 5G comes with extremely low latency (basically zero)
  • It provides a much more efficient and consistent user experience
  • It’s also a more reliable network
  • It can deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds
  • 5G has a much broader network capacity
  • It will allow for the development of smart cities
  • It will improve autonomous car capabilities
  • More devices can connect to the 5G network
  • It brings with it the potential for new technologies
  • It’s a far more secure network

 

In other words, you will be able to do things like watch hours of your favourite ultra 4K high-definition Netflix shows without any annoying buffering. Additionally, you will be able to play your favourite casino games uninterrupted at any top online casino in ZM without having to worry about getting disconnected mid-way through placing a bet.

There’s nothing worse than trying to place a bet you know will win, only to lose connection just as you’re about to confirm the bet. This will no longer be a problem when you’re connected to the 5G wireless mobile network.

You will be able to download multiple files at the same time (big files) in a fraction of the time. Additionally, you will be able to play high-end, more graphically demanding mobile games, such as Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, without suffering sticky animated sequences, all thanks to 5G. In short, it will improve almost everything you do from a smartphone or tablet device.

Which are the best 5G-ready mobile devices in 2023?

If you’re looking for a relatively affordable 5G-ready smartphone in 2023, you may want to consider investing in one of the following reliable devices before spending money on anything else. Some of today’s best 5G mobile devices include the following:

  • Motorola One 5G Ace – which has a great camera and impressive battery life
  • Apple iPhone SE 5G – One of the best 5G-ready mobile devices on the market today
  • Samsung Galaxy A14 5G – great all-round device and one of the best Samsung 5G-ready smartphones
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G – Samsung’s best 5G smartphone, which has amazing battery life, an awesome camera, and a fantastic screen
  • Google Pixel 6a – One of the best things about this 5G mobile device is its state-of-the-art camera
  • OnePlus Nord N200 5G – One of the most affordable 5G-ready mobile phones on the market today, which performs well on all levels
  • AT&T Fusion 5G – one of the cheapest 5G smartphones money can buy, and great for beginners who are new to smartphones

 

Which other African nations have already started rolling out 5G?

Tanzania was one of the latest African nations to have rolled out 5G in certain regions. 5G has also been rolled out in several other African countries, such as South Africa, Egypt, Botswana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Gabon, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe.

It’s also expected to be rolled out in more African countries over the coming years. Some of the major mobile phone companies currently helping to expand 5G network coverage on the continent are MTN, Vodacom, Orange, and MTN.

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Yango makes contribution to road safety in Zambia: New technology launched

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Yango, an international ride-hailing service, has today launched in Zambia, a new safety technology in the service — driving style monitoring. The algorithm aggregates feedback from Yango users about rides in real time with a progressive impact scale. If users inform about the dangerous driving style of a particular driver regularly, this is considered as a violation of the service standards and the driver receives a warning notification in a driver app about it. If the situation doesn’t change after several notifications, the algorithm restricts the driver’s access to Yango. Thus, the technology helps to warn drivers who cooperate with the service from dangerous maneuvers and possible accidents.

‘Safety is of high priority in our service and we constantly invest in our own safety technologies to contribute to the safety of the cities we operate in. We are pleased to roll out this feature in Lusaka, Kitwe and Ndola. We remain committed to bringing to the Zambian market more of our safety technologies that have already proved their efficiency in other markets.’ – Kabanda Chewe, Country Manager for Yango in Zambia.

The Yango app already has a number of functions that increase the level of safety of all rides. For example the safety tab in the app allows users to share their ride with trusted contacts so that they follow the route, users can report any personal belongings left in a vehicle, contact the customer service if the driver has violated the traffic rules, etc. Furthermore, with each order, users can see the license plate number and the name of a partner driver who is coming to the ride.

About Yango
Yango is an international online service for ordering rides. It already operates in more than 20 countries across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Unlike other ride-hailing services, Yango app uses its own mapping, routing, and navigation as well as smart order distribution.

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Zambia Tech Startup Wins International Award

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Zambia is winning internationally again. Bosso, a construction tech startup took to Cape Town and pitched at Africa Arena and where they walked away with Saint Gobain’s top award, an award that recognizes promising startups in the construction sector in Africa.

Bosso launched in June 2022 with a mission to change the construction industry for the better. To make building a home and supplying hardware stores easier, faster and cheaper. No more price shopping as Bosso makes building material prices as low as possible.

In a few months, when we look back at the progress of Bosso, 2022 will be remembered as the year Bosso established itself as a force to be reckoned with in both the construction and tech sectors. So it’s probably no surprise that Bosso has won this year’s Saint-Gobain challenge six months after launching on the market.

Two weeks ago, Bosso CEO, Chisepo Chirwa and CFO, Salwa Shamapande were on hand to receive the award presented by Saint Gobain, a world leader in building material manufacturing, at the 6th annual AFRICARENA Summit held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Perhaps more important than the recognition the award brings is what Bosso has done and continues to do so far in mending the fragmented supply chain of construction material. Over the past six months, Bosso has quickly expanded to make affordable, reliable sourcing and transportation of construction materials available for more than 400 hardware stores in Lusaka alone. The company last month launched a new partnership with Solid Green Investments that will see the construction of 100 affordable housing units in Lusaka’s New Kasama suburb valued at over 100 million Kwacha.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

31 Jan 2023, 10:31 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

340,582 Total Cases
4,046 Deaths
334,991 Recovered

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