The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is leaving anything to chance as it has sustained plans to commence the roll-out of fifth-generation (5G) services across the country.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, gave the indication on Friday, July 30, at a public inquiry on the instruments necessary for the deployment of the technology.
The instruments are the annual operating levy regulations and the frequency spectrum regulations.
Danbatta explained that the Commission has already made a proposal to the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy and is awaiting approval from the Federal Government to roll out the services and that the Commission is also discussing the fees and pricing for the technology.
Also, speaking, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the NCC, Professor Adeolu Akande, noted that in recent times; precisely from the last quarter of 2019, several administrations have begun to license spectrum for commercial deployment of 5G.
He stated that 5G services have already been deployed in the United States and South Korea among many more countries in the world.
“Telecommunication evolution from inception to date has led to improvement in user experience witnessed from 2G, 3G and later 4G. The global impact of 4G brought about increases in mobile usage and network performance.
“5G will build on this momentum, bringing substantial network improvements; including higher connection speeds; mobility; and capacity; as well as low-latency capabilities,” said Akande.
He said the 5G does not only offer enhanced broadband and ultra-reliable latency communications; but also provides massive machine-type communications; where a lot of devices will seamlessly connect and independently interact with the internet without human intervention.