The Federal Government has officially handed over the 5G spectrum allocation deployment in the country to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Thhis presentation was mede by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to the commission management during a public event in Abuja on Thursday.
Pantami presented the 5G spectrum allocation document to the Chairman, NCC Board of Commissioners, Prof. Adeolu Akande, and the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.
The minister, who is also the Chairman; National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), also made the presentation of the National Policy on 5G Networks available to the public.
Pantami applauded the NCC leadership for being transparent; fair and credible during the 3.5GHz spectrum auction’ which was conducted on December 13, 2021. Adding that Nigeria had taken proactive and meticulous steps to be among the top players in the global digital economy.
He also stated that when the 5G network is deployed; it will bring a lot of benefits and opportunities that will enhance the accelerated growth and smart living in the country.
The minister pointed out that the technology will bring substantial network improvements; including higher connection speed, mobility and capacity, as well as low-latency capabilities.
In his reaction, NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Danbatta expressed his appreciation to the minister and all stakeholders for the role they played in the emerging 5G network policy implementation initiatives, maintaining that the expected transformation will be greater than what the nation has been witnessing with the 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G.
Danbatta said the collective efforts of the private sector and government support will make the deployment of 5G network transform every aspect of the nation’s economy.
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