Since 5G’s inception, there has been a global race to see who would be the first to market. Fifth-generation cellular networks are no longer a distant concept; operators are rolling out their networks in select cities across the world as quickly as they can. In the United States alone, the four major carriers have expanded to benchmark cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and many more. Africa got its first taste of the faster network with Rain’s commercial 5G launch in South Africa this past September. In May 2019, UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat became the first to commercially deploy a 5G service and device in the Middle East and the North African region.