Recent circulating rumors pertaining the utilization of 5G technology across some parts of the country, has attracted the attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
It is a misleading information all over the internet, about the intention of the telecommunication service providers adopt 5G by May 12, 2020 as contained in a statement signed by Henry Nkemmadu, the Spokesman of the commission.
“The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a mischievous statement making the rounds on social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites that the Nigerian telecoms industry is going to switch on Fifth Generation (5G) in Lagos this Sunday 10th, Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th May 2020,” as gathered.
Also, in the statement, the commission blankly established that there is no implementation of 5G in Nigeria for now. The 5G innovation, oriented from 4G technology as a fifth generation of mobile technology with upgraded features.
Following an approved trial test of the technology which lasted for three months (3) months., conclusions were reached on the trial as well as installation subsequently decommissioned.
From documented research, the efficiency of novel technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data would be fostered using the technology, improving the human way of life,
Umar Danbata, the executive Vice Chairman, also expressed in the statement, that the trial besides others, aimed at observing any possible health, security or any other issue-related implications associated with the 5G network.
“Relevant stakeholders, including members of the security agencies, were invited to participate during the trial,” according to him.
“The NCC will continue to maintain its policy of technology neutrality and will continue to encourage service providers to deploy the best technology that will meet the needs of the society in a secured and friendly manner.”
The NCC also created links through ‘Frequently Asked Questions on 5G’ as it became necessary.