“We’re ready to deploy 5G network across the country – NCC

The Executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has disclosed that the federal government is ready to deploy fifth-generation (5-G) network across the country.

This was made known by Danbatta while responding to questions from Bitrus Bako Nabasu, the new permanent secretary of the ministry of communications and digital economy, during a presentation in Abuja on Wednesday.

5-G mobile technology is an improvement on the current 4G technology, and it is already deployed in some countries like China, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, had announced that the Federal Government will soon deploy a 5-G network in the country to increase connectivity.

Pantami said that the decision to deploy the 5-G network followed an outcome of thorough investigations, research and trial absolving it of posing a security or health threat.

He explained that the work on the national policy on 5-G stands at 95 percent done and will be presented to the federal executive council (FEC) in due course.

Danbatta added that the NCC is ready for the implementation of the government’s decision.

The NCC boss also lauded the thriving healthy competition in the telecommunications industry, which he said has driven down the prices of data in the country.

He said the NCC is requesting for an additional spectrum to be allocated by the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) to facilitate adequate deployment.

He said the commission will continue to deploy its mandate to boost the economy and ensure national development.

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