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Tizeti is set to offer affordable internet access in Nigeria's Edo State starting from 1 April 2021. The company with solar-powered Wi-Fi towers will be rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State starting in Benin City.
During the first week of 2021, at least 3 Vodacom and MTN towers were vandalized by "protesters" who believed they are 5G towers. They falsely claimed that 5G towers cause the spread of COVID-19, a false claim being made worse by more 5G fake news going viral in South Africa.
Internet is a ‘lifeline not a luxury’ in the COVID-19 era. Strong policies on broadband infrastructure and access are needed to drive down prices
Conflict arising from the South African government’s ownership of Telkom and its regulatory role contributed to the failure to achieve digital transformation. A number of other factors have also got in the way of digital transformation.
At the moment, the dominant form of internet access across Africa is through mobile networks which offer a metered internet. The ideal situation would be where people have a fiber connection.