The Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) on Monday said that the trial of 5G, the fifth-generation network technology, would be on trial for three months in the country before it is been approved and set to roll out in Nigeria.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this on the sideline of the Mobile and Disruptive Technology (MoDITECH) Forum 2019 in Lagos.
The theme of the forum is ‘The Power of Digital Services.”
Danbatta said that the trial of the 5G technology would enable the commission to see the key attributes it attained before approval.
The Executive vice-chairman, represented by Engr Banko Wakil, a director at NCC, said: “5G was like a proof of concept to be carried out by operators with the existing frequency and spectrum.”
He said that as usual, the proof of concept would pass through some tests by all NCC major vendors in the country before approval.
He added that the commission was part and parcel of the digital revolution in the country and had taken steps on the digital revolution and the major beneficiaries were the financial sector.
Danbatta said that there were emerging new technologies the commission needed to monitor before it is been deployed fully.
“As such, there is a need to put in place the right framework for technology to rise technically.
“Very soon there will be the deployment of 4G in every city to make people in the rural area have access to reliable internet services,” he added.
Mobile and Disruptive Technology (MoDITECH) was organized by TechEconomy.ng.