Everything you need to know about the 5G network in Nigeria with MTN CMO, Adia Sowho

Episode 121 September 01, 2022 00:36:12
Everything you need to know about the 5G network in Nigeria with MTN CMO, Adia Sowho
Techpoint Africa Podcast
Everything you need to know about the 5G network in Nigeria with MTN CMO, Adia Sowho
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Emmanuel Paul Oluwanifemi Kolawole Chimgozirim Nwokoma

Show Notes

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV_uNYz6GTY

As you might have noticed, today's Techpoint Africa Podcast is a little — well more like a lot — different. Last Thursday in the studio, we discussed MTN launching the 5G network in Nigeria. This week, we travelled down to the company's headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria to talk with Adia Sowho, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria.

If you have questions like whether you'll pay more for data or be able to exchange your 4G router for the 5G router then you should listen to/watch this. We also talked about the potential use cases for 5G and how it could be a gateway for more financial inclusion.

Timestamps
00:00 - Intro
01:07 - We meet Adia
02:44 - What 5G is
04:27 - What you can expect with 5G
05:36 - Betting big on 5G in Nigeria
07:13 - Usecases for 5G
10:59 - Where you can get 5G
13:15 - Why those specific locations?
14:08 - Dealing with vandals and protecting infrastructure
16:13 - Would 5G help increase Nigeria's broadband penetration?
16:52 - Can you exchange your 4G router for a 5G router?
17:27 - Will you pay more for data?
20:36 - The 5G rollout does not affect your 4G network
21:16 - Does 5G have a negative health impact?
24:04 - MTN's plans to "own the home"
27:10 - Can the average Nigerian afford this realistically?
28:15 - Will you get unlimited Internet?
30:13 - How does this tie in with MTN's overall strategy?
34:48 - Final words

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This episode was produced and edited by Damola Olubajo

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