NCC declares 97 per cent readiness for 5G deployment

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.

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