How Urban-Ready Open RAN Will Benefit Sub-Saharan Africa

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Christoph Fitih, Sales Director West Africa

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Urbanization is transforming the world. According to the 2017 Drivers of Migration and Urbanization in Africa report by the United Nations, more than half of the global population now lives in urban areas. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is often regarded as the world's fastest urbanizing region. The continent’s population is quickly approaching one billion people with 60% of its inhabitants under the age of 30. It is an exciting time as technology has begun to extend its reach to all people on the continent. At the dawn of the 21st century, Africa had roughly 17 million mobile subscriptions; today, more than 380 million Sub-Saharan African inhabitants own a mobile phone. The telecommunications revolution has also sparked transformation in other sectors such as financial services, healthcare, energy and many more. MNOs are looking to upgrade their networks and cost, coverage, and service delivery, are among the highest priorities for telecoms operators in Africa. Parallel Wireless’s Open RAN solution has been trialed and proven in rural deployments, which is a natural and necessary pre-requisite for enabling the superset of features required for urban network scenarios. The Parallel Wireless solution is built on 3GPP and O-RAN Alliance standards and is now an urban-ready, innovative, cost-efficient, cloud-native, 2G, 3G, and 4G Open RAN solution which provides a smooth migration path to 5G and beyond and delivers the features and capabilities necessary for strong network performance in high-capacity urban environments. Join this session to learn more about our Parallel Wireless Urban Macro Open RAN Solution!

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