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NCC approves spectrum for 5G deployment trial


The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says the commission has approved dedicated spectrums for the trial of Fifth Generation services.

Danbatta said this in his opening remarks at the first Digital African Week organised by the International Telecommunications Union in Abuja on Tuesday.

He emphasised that the commission was prepared to jump-start the trial of 5G deployment in the country.

“In this regard, we have approved spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country,” he was quoted as saying.

The NCC boss had in 2018 said that the commission had begun work on the regulatory and policy framework that would enable the deployment of 5G network in the country by 2020.

He added that three spectrums – 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz – had been assigned for operators to use in the rollout of the advanced technology.

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