NCC to try 5G technology for 3 months

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The Nigerian Communication Commission announced that the new 5G technology will be trialed for 3 months before a full integration into the Nigerian Network space. 5G has come under a series of criticism from nations around the world with the U. S blacklisting Huawei over and banning the Chinese company from selling tech equipment to U. S firms over issues that Huawei will use 5G spying purposes. The concern has created a tread-with-caution aura around a technological advancement that’s supposed to herald the next level of communication and data sharing around the world.

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Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this during the Mobile and Disruptive Technology (MoDITECH) Forum 2019 in Lagos themed ‘The Power of Digital Services.’

Represented by Engr Banko Wakil, a Director at NCCHe said the trial period will be carried out by operators as a proof of concept with the current frequency band and spectrum.

Danbatta said that there were emerging new technologies the commission needed to monitor before their full deployment.

”As such, there is need to put in place the right framework for the technology to rise technically. Very soon there will be the deployment of 4G in every city to make people in the rural area have access to reliable internet services,” he said.



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