Tmcel soft launches 5G in Maputo

30 Mar 2022

Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) has carried out what it described as a pre-commercial launch of 5G technology in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. At an opening event held in conjunction with equipment partner Huawei, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Manuela Rebelo said that 5G will bring great changes to public and private services, boosting the country’s economic development. Local newspaper Verdade quotes her as saying: ‘5G … will initially operate together with the 4G network, before its fully autonomous development over time.’

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that state-backed Tmcel lies in third place in Mozambique’s mobile market in subscription terms, behind Vodacom and Movitel.