Mauritian full-service operator Emtel officially launched its 5G mobile network on 31 July, enabling subscribers with a compatible handset to access download speeds of up to 1.87Gbps. The company claims a population footprint of 60% at launch, with plans to achieve full coverage in 2024. ‘With the widest 5G network in Mauritius – and most probably the widest 5G network in Africa, considering the population and the area that we cover – we are proud to be the first company to launch 5G across such a significant portion of the island. And we will not stop here,’ Emtel CEO Kresh Goomany said at a press event on Monday. The launch of 5G mobile service follows the company’s rollout of a 5G broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) service last year.

Emtel has also signed a new agreement with Tecnotree that will see the Finnish firm deliver its BSS stack solution to replace the operator’s legacy business processes, products and services. Tecnotree’s 5G-ready BSS suite with analytical capabilities comprises a full range of business processes that support customer lifecycle and revenue management. The solution provides an improved customer experience as well as advanced monetisation opportunities, meeting the escalating need for new and future services for both retail and enterprise customers.

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