Telma Madagascar has switched on its 5G network — powered by Ericsson — in the capital of Antananarivo and the city of Toamasina.
Two key 5G use cases for the Madagascar market are enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA).
Telma has selected Ericsson in October 2019 to upgrade its core and radio network in Madagascar.
Telma activated the 5G network on 3.6-3.7 GHz mid-band using the latest radio access and transport products from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, Patrick Pisal Hamida, CEO, Telma Madagascar, said.
With Telma’s launch, Ericsson currently has 41 live 5G networks in 24 countries. Ericsson said its live networks are part of the 95 commercial 5G agreements or contracts the company has with unique operators globally, of which 55 are publicly announced 5G deals.