NCC has insisted that the much talked about 5G technology is not yet in Nigeria.
As uncertainties mount over the likely negative impact of the 5G technology deployment on lives and the environment, the Federal Government on Monday insisted it had yet to issue licence to any telecom operator to roll out 5G technology in the country.
The government made this clarification in a statement issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
It stated that so far, it only approved test trial for the new technology, but had yet to approve its deployment.
The commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said that the “NCC back in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three (3) months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.”
The trial among others was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present. Relevant stakeholders including members of the security agencies were invited to participate in the trial”, he stated.
He assured that the commission will continue to maintain its policy of technology neutrality and will continue to encourage service providers to deploy the best technology that will meet the needs of the society in a secured and friendly manner.