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Vodacom Tanzania launches 5G Fixed Wireless Access Routers, Enabling Offices and Homes To Access 5G Internet Services.   

Vodacom Tanzania has unveiled 5G Fixed Wireless Access routers that will connect homes and businesses to the company’s 5G network that promises seamless and fast connections.

In September 2022, Vodacom Tanzania launched the country’s first 5G network, marking a significant step forward in innovation and technology. Through 5G, customers will not only benefit from faster speeds and lower latency but also support emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things. It recently acquired spectrum portfolios that it intends to use for network expansions and investments, including 5G deployments.

Vodacom Tanzania Director Enterprise Business Unit Director, Arjun Dhillon said at a press conference, “Although 5G was launched in the country, it has not been accessible to many of our customers and businesses due to mobile device limitations in terms of capabilities to latch onto 5G, so today we are excited to launch our 5G routers which will enable allow our customers to enjoy 5G internet.”

With 5G internet, businesses and consumers are promised greater capacity, and low latency that will support further innovations such as the internet of things (IoT) and network slicing, creating a smarter, more connected Tanzania with the rest of the world.

“5G Home and Business Internet, powered by the only 5G network in the country is ideal for anyone who wants ultra-fast connectivity to stream, game, or work flexibly. For businesses, 5G adoption means higher productivity, efficiency, and more connections while for homes it means smarter homes and better internet experience.”  

According to Arjun the 5G Routers for business are already in the market marking a unique intersection of flexibility and fiber-fast performance, enabling Wireless WAN connectivity and forward-thinking innovation for fixed and temporary locations, vehicles, and beyond.

With the expansion of 5G coverage nationally, our 5G routers offer businesses a more reliable wireless solution than before. Companies can expect to see faster time-to-value from their IoT initiatives, greater opportunity to eliminate costly-wired installation, and maintenance, increased network uptime, and resilience associated with wired options.

On her part, Vodacom’s Head of Brand and Communication Warda Kimaro said 5G will greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks and expand them to enable hundreds of thousands of connections.

She went on to call on customers and businesses to reach out to Vodacom to order the 5 G routers which are already available.

“To experience the transformative power of 5G to their home and businesses, our customers can reach us through our various access points such as emails, calling, shops or websites”

Different 5G tariffs are available to customers offering speeds of up to 350Mbps and a monthly data charge to suit their specific needs. At present, the 5G network has coverage in Dar es salaam only with plans to expand 5G technology to approximately 230 locations in the country, including Arusha, Dodoma, Mwanza, Iringa, Kagera, Zanzibar, Mbeya and more.

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