Free launches 5G test network

7 Jun 2022

Free Senegal has announced the deployment of a 5G pilot network in Dakar. Speaking at an event held last Thursday to demonstrate the potential of fifth generation services to drive digital transformation, Free Senegal CEO Mamadou Mbengue revealed five sites have been activated in the capital and another 20 will be rolled out in other regions of the country in the coming weeks, enabling customers to test the technology and learn more about its practical applications.

Highlighting the operator has already deployed more than 1,000 LTE/LTE-A cell sites since launching its 4G network in October 2019, Mbengue commented: ‘These new products are an illustration of Free’s culture of innovation and its ability to adapt to changing usage patterns to offer the best possible customer experience. This is in line with our goal to improve the user experience through advanced mobile communications and efficient services.’

Senegal, Free Senegal (formerly Tigo)