Nokia and Togo Telecom deployed West Africa’s first commercial 5G network

Nokia and Togo Telecom have deployed the first commercial 5G network in West Africa. The 5G network was rolled out in Togo and the project is part of Nokia’s three-year deal with Togo Telecom.

Nokia stated that this breakthrough was attained in Lomé, the capital of Togo. In the bid of Togo Telecom to build a “future-oriented” next-generation digital service infrastructure, the traditional 2G, 3G, and 4G networks will also be improved.

Nokia said that in addition to its AirScale product portfolio including base stations, adaptive antennas, RRHs, etc., it will also deploy products that cover data management and digital operation software so that Togo Communications “can seize new 5G revenue opportunities, improve business speed and agility” and simplify network operations.

The CEO of Togo Communications, Paulin Alazard, stated that he is proud of Togo being a pioneer in providing “unbelievable 5G connectivity” in West Africa, calling it “a game of new services and opportunities for Togolese citizens and a rule changer”.

Nokia is a long-term partner of Togo Communications and recently provided it with 3G and 4G equipment. On its part, Togo Telecom is the largest operator in Togo.