Isa Pantami states deployment of 5G network will help address Nigeria’s security challenges.

Written by on December 14, 2021

Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami has stated that the deployment of 5G network will help to address Nigeria’s security challenges.

This was stated on Monday by the minister at the auction of the 3.5 GHz spectrum organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission in Abuja.

Pantami while speaking at the auction reiterated that 5G has no adverse effect, as confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Telecommunication Union.

He added that 5G would solve some of the security challenges in the country since the technology provides real-time services and platforms.

Meanwhile, The Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) and MAFAB Communications Ltd have emerged winners of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) Fifth Generation (5G) Technology spectrum auction.

The Executive-Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who announced the results, reiterated that the commission followed due process for the bidding adding that the winners were expected to pay on Feb. 24, 2022, with the prevailing Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) exchange rate.

Seun Fakorede

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