The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Garba Danbatta, has made known the Nigerian government’s readiness to deploy 5G network in nigeria . ayokinews.com reports
Mr. Danbatta made this known during a presentation in Abuja on Wednesday, while responding to a question thrown at him by the new Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Bitrus Bako Nabasu.
He further praised the positive progress made in the telecommunications industry, a move he said has helped in making the prices of data affordable to Nigerians.
Danbatta said, “On the 5G network in Nigeria, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has spoken about the Federal Government’s position to deploy as soon as possible. Our state of readiness is very high.”
“There’s an auction committee for 5G with a deployment plan ready. As you know, without a plan you cannot have a successful deployment.
“All we are asking is additional spectrum to be allocated by the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC). Of course some of these spectrums are ready but we have to get the Federal Government’s approval to go ahead with the auctions.”