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NCC Has Set To Auction Spectrum For The Deployment 5G Broadband

NCC Has Set To Auction Spectrum For The Deployment  5G Broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) plans for the Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country has continues to gather momentum. The Commission in a statement confirmed that its readiness to begin the full implementation is at 97 per cent completion.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, re-affirmed the status of the Commission’s 5G technology deployment at the annual African Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTech 2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with the overarching theme: “Embracing Changes and Digital Transformation in the New Normal.”

This is according to a statement titled NCC upbeat on plans for 5G deployment issued on Thursday by the NCC’s Deputy Manager, Public Affairs, Kunle Azeez. Danbatta who was represented by the commission’s Director, Spectrum Administration, Oluwatoyin Asaju, said.

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Already, we are set for the auction of some spectrum slots in the 3.5GHz band. The other day I was at the National assembly, I informed the senate that we were 95 per cent ready for 5G.

Today as we speak, I am delighted to tell you that we are already at 97 per cent completion. The committee set up to auction the spectrum has already developed an Information Memorandum which is already published for inputs and comments from all industry stakeholders.

Prior to this, a 5G deployment plan was developed and we have since secured the Federal Government’s approval. Earlier, he had said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every means of communication became virtual.

5G is the fifth generation of wireless network technology. It offers faster download and upload speeds and allows for more connected devices at the same time. READ MORE...

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