We Have Commenced The Process For Deployment Of 5G – Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission has commenced the process for deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) Technology in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta during the Public Inquiry on the draft Frequency Spectrum (fees and pricing and annual operating levy) Regulations held on Thursday, 29th July, 2021 in Abuja.

Danbatta said the Commission has doned all the necessary procedures while waiting for the Federal Government to give final approval to roll out the 5G services.

He said the roll out followed series of pre-trial roll exercise earlier carried out by MTN networks. He informed the audience that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has given approval for Airtel networks to conduct pre-trial roll exercise as well.

Since the three frequency bands required for 5G coverage had been assigned for the deployment, Danbatta said that Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind by some other countries that have rolled out the services in line with the dynamics in the sector and demand for emerging technologies across the globe.

In her opening remarks, the Director of Legal and Regulatory Services of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Ms. Josephine Amuwa said in order to ensure that the regulatory instruments issued by the Commission are abreast with developments in the industry, the Commission has decided to review the Annual Operating Regulations 2014 and the Frequency Pricing Regulations 2004.

“The objective of this Public Inquiry is to secure the buy-in of all Stakeholders and ensure the efficacy of the regulatory instruments when implemented, Ms. Amuwa said.

She further said that the Commission, through the Legal and Regulatory Services (LRS) Department, will continue reviewing legislations and ensure they align with changing realities and further ensure that the Industry is rooted in strong regulations and policies.

Present at the event are Prof. Adeolu Akande, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission, the Executive Commissioner, Technical Standards, Engr. Ubale Maska, the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, Mr. Adeleke Adewolu, Directors, Deputy and Assistant Directors as well as External Stakeholders.

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