Nigerian Government on Wednesday began arrangement for the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) Technology in the telecommunications industry.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Communications Satellite limited (NigComSat) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which is a step towards acquisition of Frequency Spectrum suitable for the deployment of the technology in the country.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta noted that the resources and revenues to be earned from the deployment are huge and cannot be ignored.
He allayed fears and concerns on health and security implications over deployment of 5G, noting that Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind.
Managing Director of NigComSat, Dr Abimbola Alale said the MoU would change the narratives of digital and telecommunications industry in the country.
On his part, Chairman of the NCC board, Prof Adeolu Akande said: “In recent times, precisely from the last quarter of 2019, several administrations have begun to license Spectrum for commercial deployment of 5G.
” As we speak today, 5G services have already been deployed in United States of America, South Korea, United Kingdom, China, South Africa, Kenya and many more.”