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Federal Executive Council Approves National Policy On 5G Deployment In Nigeria



5G Deployment In Nigeria



The Federal Authorities Council has accepted the Nationwide Protection on Fifth Know-how (5G) Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Monetary system. The 5G Protection was accepted on the Council meeting proper now, Wednesday, eighth September 2021, following the presentation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Monetary system, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami). The implementation of the Nationwide Protection is with speedy impression.

The Nationwide Protection has been developed over a interval of two years, due to the need for intensive stakeholder engagement and the need to ensure passable public consciousness and sensitization. The stakeholder engagement was thorough and multi-sectoral in nature. It moreover took into consideration the report of the 3-month 5G trials that commenced on the twenty fifth of November 2019. The report critically reviewed and studied the properly being and security implications of deploying 5G in Nigeria.

Principal worldwide organisations such as a result of the World Properly being Organisation (WHO) and the Worldwide Telecommunications Union (ITU), an organ of the United Nations, have confirmed that the deployment of 5G networks go away no adversarial properly being impression and are safe.
5G networks provide very important advantages over the current utilized sciences. A couple of of its advantages embrace loads lower latency, elevated bandwidth, higher gadget density, longer battery life for nodes and higher group flexibility. A lot of worldwide areas have already commenced the deployment of 5G and are having enjoyable with its benefits. These worldwide areas embrace the USA, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, South Africa and Lesotho, to say nonetheless only a few.

The Nationwide Frequency Administration Council (NFMC), chaired by Minister Pantami, will rapidly launch spectrum to the Nigerian Communications Charge (NCC) for the Mobile Group Operators (MNOs) that meet all the required circumstances.

The NCC, as a result of the regulator of the telecommunications sector, will proceed taking part stakeholders with a view to rising the regulatory gadgets required for the worthwhile deployment of the know-how in Nigeria.

Dr Femi Adeluyi
Technical Assistant (on Information Experience) to the
Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Monetary system
eighth of September 2021