Ten Good Reasons why mobile operators in Africa do not need 100MHz of contiguous C-band

The mobile industry is pushing for at least 80 to 100 MHz of contiguous C-band spectrum per MNO for 5G services across Africa. In Africa, unlike other parts of the world such as Europe, the C-Band is heavily used for broadcasting, backhaul, government, and mission-critical communications, the need for which results fro Africa’s unique, size, weather, topography, and population distribution.

As a fact, C-band is not unused. It is a busy and vital satellite communications band as evidenced by the more than 50 satellites that have C-band payloads over Africa.