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Econet — Goes live with 5G

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Econet Goes Live With 5G
Network, Ushering in a New
Era of Connectivity in Lesotho
Econet Telecom Lesotho’s journey towards delivering Lesotho’s Best Data Network experience
marked a significant milestone today with the launch of its next generation 5G network which
delivers blazing-fast download and upload speeds, virtually instantaneous response times,
real-time interactions, immersive experiences as well as a robust and resilient network i
nfrastructure designed to deliver consistent performance even in high-demand environments.
Econet is set to revolutionize the digital landscape in the mountainous kingdom and redefine the
way Basotho experience connectivity with the deployment of 5G in Lesotho. The rollout has
begun with sites in the Maseru CBD, allowing Econet customers in the area to access 5G.
Speaking of this important milestone, Mr. Dennis Plaatjies – Econet Telecom Lesotho’s Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) expressed his excitement, stating; “We are incredibly proud to be live with
a 5G network in Lesotho, and we firmly believe that this cutting-edge network service will play a
pivotal role in driving ICT solutions for economic growth and fostering unparalleled digital
experiences for everyone across the Mountain Kingdom.”
“For the past couple of months, we have been actively innovating around the potential of 5G with
our partners and we are confident that we have built a strong foundation to grow and support our
5G ecosystem to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers”, reiterated Mr. Plaatjies.
He further pointed out, “This momentous occasion represents a leap forward for Lesotho’s
technological landscape. Econet Telecom Lesotho is committed to bringing the latest network
services to Lesotho to ensure that together, we grow to greater heights.”
By embracing 5G, Econet Telecom Lesotho seeks to open doors to more investments and foster
innovation, while also striving to position Lesotho as a digital hub in the region.
This new generation technology will unlock the full capabilities of the next generation services
such as ultra-high-definition video streaming, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of
Things (IoT).
These milestones are expected to fuel growth in the ICT sector and solidify Econet Telecom
Lesotho’s devotion to driving digital solutions for Lesotho’s progress.
Mr. Plaatjies went on to reveal that plans are under way to fully expand the new technologies to
the country’s major towns in the coming months.
He said: “Today, we are demonstrating to all Basotho that 5G is no longer just an idea – it is here,
and most importantly, it works. It has the capacity to bring about exponential improvements to
our economy, and to the lives of all our customers.”
“As we roll out 5G network services, customers can expect to see the 5G icon on their compatible
smartphones and devices, ushering in an era of unparalleled connectivity and digital experiences.”
Mr. Plaatjies further highlighted the transformative impact of 5G network service on businesses in
Lesotho, bringing greater efficiency, information security and productivity to industries. He
pointed out that the 5G network services will complement Econet Telecom Lesotho’s growing
Fibre and 4G network.
Econet Telecom Lesotho continues to invest in infrastructure and partnerships to remain at the
forefront of the telecommunications industry, providing faster, more reliable connections to its
customers and revolutionizing the way businesses operate in Lesotho.

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