Firm Boosts 5G Adoption with Phone Launch

In a bid to boost 5G network adoption in the country, OPPO launched a new 5G phone.

The firm’s Reno 11 is set to boost 5G phone options for users.

In a statement, the firm’s marketing manager, Folashade Omonijo, said, “Reno 11 5G is not just your regular product, it welcomes you to a new era of mobile photography, boasting of a new state-of-the-art camera system, capturing life’s moments with breathtaking clarity and precision.

“Your memories deserve nothing less, also in Enhanced Connectivity, Reno 11 5G embraces the latest in connectivity, ensuring that you’re always online, always in touch, and always ahead of the curve. We believe this product is going to break the market as it currently stays ahead of all competition.”

According to OPPO’s Product Training Manager, Stephen Aiyeloja, the smartphone, weighing 182g, has a 120Hz refresh rate, a 6.7-inch borderless display, and offers a 93 per cent screen-to-body ratio, and over one billion colours.

5G adoption has been on the rise in Nigeria; as of August 2023, there were 1.8 million mobile subscriptions on the 5G network based on data obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission portal.

5G’s adoption in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries is expected to hit 226 million by 2030, GSMA recently disclosed.

It said, “5G is also gathering momentum in the region due to operators’ efforts to modernise and prepare their networks. 5G adoption is expected to grow more quickly in the second half of this decade, rising to 17 per cent by 2030.”

Most of that growth, experts predicted, was expected to be driven by the entry of more 5G phones into the market.

As of the end of the third quarter of 2023, there were over 1,000 5G phone models in the market according to Ericsson.

The firm said, “5G’s share of shipped smartphones continues to grow and is expected to account for 62 per cent in 2023, compared to 57 per cent in 2022.2 5G devices capable of supporting new network functionalities will enable services beyond mobile broadband.”