Mount Kilimanjaro gets high speed internet


It’s great to see the Tanzanian government investing in high-speed internet on Mount Kilimanjaro. The news will be welcomed by both tourists and locals; broadband connectivity plays a crucial role as an enabler of economic growth and prosperity across communities. Internet access will not only improve safety by making it possible to conduct emergency calls in the event of an accident but also allow climbers to stay connected in their quest for the summit.

Addressing the lack of connectivity in these hard -to-reach areas is certainly a promising step forward in facilitating the delivery of a wide range of services and applications. As global connectivity improves, we must ensure that certain areas are not left behind and have the necessary fibre and wireless infrastructure. And as we move into a world where 5G underpins how use the internet, access to speedy and reliable wireless connectivity will only become more important.