FG To Deploy 5G Network As Active Mobile Subscribers Hit 198 million 

KOREDE FOGO
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Tuesday, announced the agency’s readiness to deploy the 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria soon.
Speaking during the NCC Day at the 33rd Enugu International Trade Fair complex, Enugu, the executive vice chairman/chief executive officer, NCC, Prof. Umar Dambatta, said the deployment followed the successful issuance of spectrum licenses to the companies that will roll out the services.
Dambatta who was represented by, Enugu Zonal Controller, Ogbonnaya Ugama, disclosed that active mobile subscriptions have reached 197.5 million and internet subscribers exceeding 143.7 million as at January, 2022.
He stated further that the protection of interest of telecom consumers in the country would continue to be its priority of the commission
“Although, the deployment will start from the state capital and gradually extends to other areas across the state, it is important to state that, unlike 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G, the 5G network will bring substantial network improvements, including higher connection speed, mobility and capacity, as well as low-latency capabilities to communications services in Nigeria for business and help to further open up Nigeria in the merging global market.”
“the number of telecom consumers has continued to increase impressively over the last few years with active mobile subscriptions reaching 197.5 million as at January, 2022 and internet subscribers exceeding 143.7 million, while broadband penetration stood at 41.61 per cent.”
The NCC boss said the commission would continue to drive the remarkable digital transformation being witnessed in the economy today even as it would also pay greater priority to how consumers are treated by the service providers.

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