5G: Nigerian Government Expresses Excitement about Smart Cities, Self-Driving Cars Coming into Nigeria

5G: Nigerian Government Expresses Excitement about Smart Cities, Self-Driving Cars Coming into Nigeria

  • The Nigerian government has expressed excitement over the deployment of 5G network and the possibility it brings
  • NCC in a note indicated that the technology transcends the telecom and ICT sector and will embrace every facet of human life
  • The Nigerian Communications Commission announced recently, that the 5G spectrum auction will hold by December 13, 2021

The Nigerian Communications Commission has asked Nigerians to expect smart cities, self-driving cars, robust telemedicine, and others after the deployment of the fifth-generation technology in Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, reveals this why making his speech at a summit titled: “Unlocking 5G potential in Africa”, held on StreamYard, on Monday.

According to Punch, NCC reveals that training, sensitising stakeholders, and collaborating is currently taking place to deploy 5G effectively

5G: Nigerian Government Excited About Smart Cities, Self-Driving Cars Coming into Nigeria in the Future
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What NCC boss is saying

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Danbatta emphasised Nigeria’s readiness to deploy 5G and highlighted some of the steps taken by the commission towards deploying the technology in the country.

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The NCC boss said:

“Trainings are ongoing and we are expanding the spectrum of beneficiaries, especially engineers and others who will extend knowledge to others.
“We are emphasising enhanced broadband both in the wholesale and retail segments. We will also continue to sensitise people about the usefulness of 5G and we will continue existing collaborations with sub-regional, continental and global partners to ensure we deploy 5G with effectiveness.”

The Guardian also reports that Danbatta emphasized Nigeria’s readiness to deploy 5G and highlighted some of the steps taken by the commission towards deploying the technology in the country.

“Nigeria continued to receive visitations by countries who wished to benchmark their operations, just as Nigeria has also visited other countries to explore how 5G and associated technologies can be deployed effectively because 5G technologies are not just valuable, they are so significant due to their derivable social and economic benefits.”

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According to the NCC Chief Executive, some of the benefits of 5G include powerful voice and real-time digital social mediation, a huge internet of things like smart cities and smart homes (connectedness of appliances and home security), widespread 3D films, and Ultra High Definition TVs.

Others include augmented reality, self-driving vehicles, industrial automation, high-speed trains, lifelines, and ultra-reliable communications in telemedicine and natural disasters, all of which will provide effective services through the use of critical applications.

He added:

“The EVC explicated how to unlock the potential of 5G, using a triangulated framework pivoted on Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Massive Machine Type Communication, and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications."

MTN, 9mobile loses 1.37million data users

In another report, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) has announced its unaudited results for the nine months ended 30 September 2021.

According to the document published on the website of the Nigerian Exchange, the telecom giant continues with strong earnings recorded in the 1st and 2nd quarter of this year where it posted N385.3 billion and N405.9 billion respectively which comes to N1.2 trillion (January to September).

To put MTN's impressive result in context, the revenue posted implies that monthly the company makes N133 billion from Nigerians.

Source: Legit.ng

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