Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT), has called for a collective adoption of 2.6 GHz for cost-effective 4G Fixed Wireless Access for home broadband, in order to raise penetration from the currently low level. Yao Hongjie, VP of Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa ICT Solutions, told delegates at the recent Annual Africa Spectrum Roundtable in Maputo that a number of initiatives are required to boost home internet penetration.
Such initiatives include full allocation of the entire sub-3 GHz band, Yao said. Full utilisation of 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands are needed for more mobile broadband improvement, he added.
The roundtable event in Mozambique brought together regulators, operators and spectrum industry leaders from all over Africa. The meeting agreed that for home internet access to achieve a formidable leap, it will be crucial for the country to adopt defragmentation practices with win-win cooperation between internet service providers, regional and large mobile network operators.