FG set to deploy 5G network across Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy said its will soon deploy the Five Generation network (5G) in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, while in an interview with News Agency f Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, August 22.

Pantami revealed that the decision to deploy the 5G network followed an outcome of thorough investigations, research and trial absolving it of posing security or health threat.

He mentioned COVID-19 as one of the reason for the deployment of 5G network adding that the national policy on 5G stands at 95 per cent done and will be presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in due course.

“I want to give you the assurance that 5G communication network is in the pipeline.”

Pantami added that the ministry had started discussions with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) concerning spectrum for commercial purposes and will soon give it to mobile operators to start deployment.

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