Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Ready to Deploy 5G across Nigeria
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that Nigeria is now ready for the rollout of 5G services across the nation. This was made known by the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) Prof. Umar Danbatta during a public inquiry on the draft frequency spectrum (fees and pricing, and annual operating levy regulations) held in Abuja during the week.
The NCC’s green light for the 5G rollout according to Prof. Danbatta is part of the fulfillment of its commitment to establish Nigeria as a tech-driven economy.
Recall that in May 2021, Nigeria signed an understanding with satellite firm NigcomSat, to permit 5G administrations to ride on its C-band frequency range.
According to Danbatta, the Commission had finally completed its preparations, crossed all the Ts, and dotted all the Is, and is currently awaiting approval from the Federal Government to begin rolling out 5G services.
According to the NCC, the tech guarantees quicker speed, improved limit, and decreased dormancy that goes with the fifth era of cell innovation, and this assertion has been justified after a series of pre-trial 5G rollout exercises conducted by Airtel and MTN Nigeria.
Danbatta also said that, since the three frequency bands required for 5G coverage had already been assigned for deployment, Nigeria could no longer afford to be left behind by other nations who had already begun their 5G rollout and demand for emerging technologies across the globe.
The Senate had agreed that the technological impact that was promised with 5G would improve the way Nigerians live and work.