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NCC declares 97 per cent readiness for 5G deployment

By Adeyemi Adepetun
15 October 2021   |   3:31 am
The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) plan for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continues to gather momentum with the agency confirming a 97 per cent readiness.

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) plan for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continues to gather momentum with the agency confirming a 97 per cent readiness.

Its Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, re-affirmed the preparedness, yesterday, at the yearly African Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTech 2021) in Lagos with the theme: “Embracing Changes and Digital Transformation in the New Normal.”

Focusing his presentation on “NCC as a Digital Transformation Crusader and Nigeria’s in-Road to 5G Deployment,” Danbatta, who was represented by Director, Spectrum Administration, Oluwatoyin Asaju, stated that following the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, there had been a change in the dynamics of people’s interaction, especially on the Internet.

He added that almost every means of communication has become virtual in one way or the other.