The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has on Wednesday announced that the winners of the 5G bid, MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications Limited have set August 24th, 2022 to roll out a 5G network in Nigeria. 

Driving the news 
Nigeria is just about to join Kenya and South Africa as the only three countries in Africa to deploy 5G services. Also, Africa’s most populous nation would from August 24th 2022 join other countries of the world to pride in faster downloads, much lower lag time, and transmitting of data faster and accurately. 

In case you missed it 

  • The Nigerian government earned over $500 million in revenue in an intense bid by mobile networks in Nigeria to get the 5G license, which MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications Limited won
  • Nigeria became the first African country to host a full 5G auction without the services of a mobile technology consultant and the first software auction since 2001.

What they are saying 
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Umar Danbatta in a statement said that the deployment of 5G services in Nigeria would usher the country “into a more robust Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and a more digitized Nigerian economy.”

  • The Vice chairman mentioned higher connection speed, mobility capacity, low-latency capabilities and smart living as the benefits of the 5G network
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