MTN Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that it would roll out 5G network by August 24.
The mobile Operator disclosed this at the 90th edition of the telecom consumer parliament organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in Lagos.
The theme of the meeting was '5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges'.
NCC gave the winners of the December 3.5GHz spectrum auctions the final letters of award for their 5G spectrum licenses in May.
They were mandated to roll out services in August by NCC.
Reacting to the mandate during a panel discussion, the representative of MTN Nigeria, Chinedu Ezeigweneme, said MTN had put plans in place and worked with all relevant stakeholders to ensure a smooth rollout.
“We have put all plans in place. We have discussed with relevant stakeholders and I can assure you that come Aug. 24, MTN will roll out 5G services,” Ezeigweneme said.
NCC, during the parliament discussion, stakeholders dispelled the fears that the 5G network had health implications.
Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity at NCC, Dr Bako Wakil who presented a paper on the theme of the parliament, said there was no relevant health and safety authority that had confirmed any health hazards arising from the 5G network.
Wakil however said Industry collaboration was key to the successful deployment of 5G Services in Nigeria and urged industry stakeholders to stand with the Commission to explore the prospects and potentials of the new technology, which was enormous.
Wakil said 5G would provide many benefits and opportunities that would accelerate growth and smart living in the country.
He said the technology is expected to bring substantial network improvements, including higher connection speed, mobility and capacity, as well as low-latency capabilities.
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