MTN NG just commenced its 5G network trial in Abuja, Nigeria, making the country the first to do so in West Africa.
The launch of the 5G network is in line with the telco’s decision to roll out 5G in other major cities in Nigeria before 2020. This is coming immediately after the telco successfully ran a trial of the Network in South Africa, achieving 20 Gigabyte per second (Gbps) with less than five minutes latency which is a good speed.
Earlier in 2018, MTN Nigeria said it would start the commercial deployment of 5G technology before 2020. Now, the first official 5G trial has been launched in Nigeria, in partnership with Telco giant Huawei.
The test run of the fifth-generation cellular network by MTN is indeed the biggest achievement any telco would naturally boast of in Africa. 5G is better than 4G in a number of ways. 5G technology has 1,000-times the capacity, 100-times the connected device, 100-times the speed, 10-times reliability, and 10-times lower latency than 4G. With this, you can have good speed when accessing NetBet Nigeria.
The Effect on Sport Betting
During the last decade, IT had a big burst. The introduction of smartphones and tablets that are always connected to the Internet changed our way of “consuming” it. All that leads to the digitalization of betting services and moving them to the Internet. In their early days, online betting services had an easy job to do regarding positioning, they only needed to exist on the Internet and that attracted customers. But, times have changed and online betting services face new challenges. They must find a clear positioning and have a competitive advantage over their competitors, but that is not an easy task to do. Therefore, this study concentrated on the investigation of the positioning for these services.
Online betting services had an easy task when they were first introduced on the Internet. They were something new and there were not so many competitors around. However, the times have changed, the online betting services industry grew and there are many competitors. Moreover, nowadays the online betting service can’t be successful just because they exist on the Internet, they must have a clear position and competitive advantage. The position that companies take does not always correspond to the customers’ actual expectations/needs.
With this test run of 5G in Nigeria, betting online will be easier and faster compared to the speed when using either 3G or 4G. So, it a welcome development as it will make the online betting experience more favorable.