NCC Gives Time For 5G Network Rollout in Nigeria

A few weeks ago, many Nigerians expressed their frustration about the epileptic and poor network service in some locations in the country and now 5G network will be rolling out come 2020.

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) chairman said while the country is working towards achieving a perfect 3G and 4G,

“we shouldn’t be left behind, as other countries are already in tune with 5G. We must also make efforts to get ourselves ready for the next generation network.”

The country has earmarked three spectrum bands 26 GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz bands for trial in Lagos and other parts of the country. That was also as the umbrella body of Global System for Mobile communications companies, GSM Association, GSMA highlighted modalities that would help the country achieve a robust 5G platform by 2020.

The Head of sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA, Akinwale Goodluck, said there is nothing stopping Nigeria from meeting up with 5G standards.

All that is needed, according to him is to improve her infrastructure and enthrone good policies.

Starting from 2019 we should start seeing 5G smartphones, and 2020 Nigeria will other countries to roll out 5G network.



Andre is a network engineer with a solid technical background and a proven record in building and troubleshooting computer systems, networking, website design and blogging with broad knowledge on call center operations and administration. Above all, a man with great desire in sharing his knowledge and views, cutting across technology, social and politics.

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