NCC To Deploy 5G Network In Nigeria Soon

• Restates commitment to protecting consumers.

At the ongoing 33rd Enugu International Trade Fair, the Nigerian Communications Communication hosted fair participants on its special day at the fair pavilion.

The special day which featured random air time gifts across the four existing networks also had a ballot session where many persons won smartphones.

In his speech on declaring the special day open, the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof Garba Umar Danbatta, restated the Commission’s commitment to protecting and empowering consumers irrespective of their class, from unfair practices by service providers.

The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta gave the assurance during the NCC day held at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair.

Danbatta, who spoke through the Enugu Zonal Controller, Ogbonnaya Ugama, said the assurance was based on their regulatory mandate of ensuring that consumers of telecommunications services deserve to get value for their money and to be treated right as very important stakeholders.

He disclosed that NCC was on the verge of deployment of the Fifth Generation (5G) network in Nigeria.

The NCC boss said already, spectrum licenses for the companies that will roll out services have been issued.

He said though the deployment will start from the state capital and gradually extends to other areas across the state, it was important to state that unlike 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G, the 5G network will bring substantial network improvements , including higher connection speed, among others.

He assured that as a consumer-focused public sector institution, the NCC shall continue to commit to the provision of a high level playing ground for operators to thrive, promote investment, delivery of innovative services to individual consumers, among others.

He noted that NCC has been a long-standing partner of ECCIMA the fair organizers adding that the commission has continually held it’s special day program at the fair.

Earlier in his address of welcome, the ECCIMA president, Barr Jasper Nduagwuike lauded the NCC on its efforts at making life more amenable through improvements in communication services in the country and thanked them for their continued commitment and support to the fair


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