The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta recently says that Nigeria is now set to roll out 5G services across the country.
This NCC’s push for the 5G rollout is part of the fulfillment of its commitment to “put Nigeria on the frontline as a technology-driven economy,” as highlighted by Vanguard Nigeria.
Nigeria cannot afford to fall behind some other countries that have implemented services in line with the sector’s dynamics and global demand for emerging technology.” Danbatta remarked.
He continued that the Commission had finally completed its preparations – “crossed all the Ts and dotted all the Is” – and is currently awaiting approval from the Federal Government to begin rolling out 5G services.
Prof. Danbatta made this announcement during a public inquiry on the draft frequency spectrum (fees and pricing, and annual operating levy regulations) held on Thursday in Abuja.
The justifications for this NCC’s decision commenced as rollout plans across the country were sealed after series of pre-trial 5G rollout exercises were conducted by Airtel and MTN Nigeria. The NCC point man furthered that the Commission is now ready for the rollout and had already submitted a proposal to the Federal Government for approval.