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31 global facts on 5G everybody must know

5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines,…

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NCC gives insights on policy for deployment of 5G in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (the Commission) is mandated by Section 4(q) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (the NCA), to prepare and implement programmes and plans that promote and ensure the development of the communications industry and the provision of…

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No 5G Licences Issued Yet, Says NCC

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a mischievous statement making the rounds on social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites that the Nigerian telecoms industry is going to switch on Fifth…


DEMS Volunteers’ cautions pastor, purveyors of fake news on 5G in Nigeria

Digital Economy Media Support Volunteers’ (DEMS Volunteers’), a non-governmental Advocacy group of media and telecoms practitioners creating awareness on digital economy, has described it as strange, the resent social media onslaught on the telecommunications infrastructure deployment in parts of Lagos….

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5G to kickoff in US, China, EU with deploying cost of $900bn by 2030—Report

Latest report of leading global digital intelligence and research group, McKinsey, has disclosed that whereas global efforts are on to deploy 5G networks, the exorbitant cost will only allow its takeoff in wealthy regions of the world by 2030. These…


Chronicling NCC’s performance since 2015 to date (1)

On August 4, 2015, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the regulatory authority for telecommunications in Nigeria. He was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on…


DTC Jo’Burg 2018 to discuss AI, IoT, blockchain, IT security, 5G, robotics, others

The city of Johannesburg, Gauteng in South Africa is getting ready for the global summit on the Digital Transformation Congress, to be hosted by IT News Africa on 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. A statement from…


Nigeria in danger of being left behind in 5G disruptions—ITU boss

Secretary General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao has challenged African nations and Nigeria in particular to speed up nationwide broadband penetration which is currently at 21 per cent so as to key into the emerging 5G that will take…

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Networks circumventing international calls termination rates due to high forex—Teniola

Contrary to news reports that the planned review of termination rates by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will lead to rise in the cost of voice services provided by GSM networks across the country, the President of Association of telecoms…