Federal Executive Council okays National Policies on 5G Network deployment

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the national policy on fifth generational (5G) networks for deployment in the Nigeria’s digital economy.

Isa Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami explained that the benefits to be attained through the deployment of 5G in Nigeria and in any part of the world which includes lower latency, larger capacity, and higher data rate. The Minister however recalled that during 5G network trials in Nigeria in 2020, some citizens had complained about its alleged link to COVID-19, which he said had been dispelled.

He disclosed that the 5G spectrum would soon be released by the National Frequency Management Council to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the mobile network operators to deploy 5G network services. Dr. Pantami, added that the federal government shut down telecommunication activities in Zamfara State over banditry at the instance of security agencies. 

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