Commercial 5G Services in Nigeria: The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has come out to share that they approve of the use of commercial 5G services in the country.
According to their statement on Twitter, NCC have signed a Memorandum of understanding on the use of C-Band Spectrum for 5G services in Nigeria.
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NCC is responsible for regulating network providers and telecom companies in Nigeria agree to seen the great potential of 5G.
The signing of the memorandum of understand between NCC and NicomSat paves the way for other telecommunication companies to bring commercial 5G services to their customers.
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Prof Akande, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the NCC said; “Today, we are glad that the Management of NigComSat and NCC have taken a bold step in the right direction to release contagious quantum of Spectrum in the 3.5GHz band for early deployment of 5G”.
We reported in the past that MTN Nigeria was among the first to test 5G services in the country. Then a further report also stated that 5G test was also conducted in several West Africa countries.
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Among the Frequency Spectrum bands allocated to 5G by the International Telecommunications Union, the C-band (3.4GHz – 3.9GHz) stands out.
According to Prof Danbatta, the C-band (3.4GHz – 3.9GHz) stands out because its balancing point between coverage and capacity provides the perfect environment for 5G connectivity.
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News have it that the likes of Kenya already have plans for commercial 5G services. The Indian government also recently gave green light for the test of 5G services in it’s urban and rural areas.
Which makes sense that Nigeria is now jumping in the boat of 5G along with other countries.
Although we’ve seen 5G devices debut in the country, with this update we’ll see more 5G devices launched.
There is no news as to which telecom company will launch the first 5G services yet. And we still don’t know how the 5G plans will look like. But know that NCC have approved the use of commercial 5G services in Nigeria.