NCC Chairman Board Applauds NCC and NigComSat managements for efforts to foster the deployment of 5G

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Professor Adeolu Akande in his speech Delivered at the event saying permit me to commend the efforts of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC)/CEO of NCC Professor Umar Danbatta and his counterpart the Managing Director (MD) of NigComSat Ms.Abimbola Alale for taking an informed decision in national interest which will consequently foster the deployment of 5G and enable Nigeria tap its full potential.The Chairman Board of Commissioners, Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Adeolu Akande stated at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony between Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited that 5G will build on this momentum, bringing substantial network improvements, including higher connection speeds, mobility and capacity, as well as low-latency capabilities. In doing so, it enables new use cases and applications that will positively impact different sectors and improve efforts towards achieving Digital Economies, he stressed.

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According to the Chairman, It does not only offer enhanced broadband and ultra-low, ultra-reliable latency communications but also provide massive machine type communications, where a lot of devices will seamlessly connect and independently interact with the internet without human intervention. Thus, enabling several Smart City initiatives, he added.

 

Prof Akande pointed out that Spectrum plays a critical role in realising the full extent of these new capabilities adding that 5G’s full socio-economic impact is dependent on access to a variety of spectrum resources. This Spectrum, he said will play a key role in meeting the demand for many enhanced mobile data services as well as new wireless broadband use cases such as remote object manipulation, industrial automation, virtual and augmented reality and next-generation connectivity for vehicles. These use cases will continue to increase the impact that mobile services have on societies and economies, he added.

“In China, UAE, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil and Australia, the 3.5GHz band glaringly featured amongst the spectrum that has been prioritized for 5G with prospects for early deployment.

“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. This type of collaboration seeks to ensure synergy amongst agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, he noted.

 

The Captioned Photo: The Chairman Board of Commissioners, Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Adeolu Akande


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