The Fifth Generation (5G) technology will be implemented this year, according to Umar Danbatta, the chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Danbatta said this at the 90th Telecom Consumer Parliament, which was held in Lagos. He also said that the commission would begin rolling out 5G technology on August 23 with help from the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
According to him, the rollout of the 5G spectrum would hasten the expansion of Nigeria’s broadband services.
The NCC chief also mentioned in his speech that MTN and Mafab Communications, who won the 3.5GHz spectrum auction held on December 13, 2021, have received their final letters of the award.
“In line with the information memorandum, the licensees are expected to commence the rollout of 5G services effective from August 24, 2022.”
“The successful completion of the process leading to the final letters is confirmation that the rollout of 5G technology services in Nigeria is on course. ”
“The potential for expansion is a great opportunity for 5G deployment as operators are certain of recouping their investment. ” The technology is associated with exceptionally high speeds. ”
How to check if your phone is 5G compatible.
Step 1: Open network settings
First, go to “Settings” and open the “Preferred network type.”
In case you’re using Redmi Note 5 Pro (Dual SIM), Go to: “Settings” > “SIM cards & mobile networks” > select a SIM > “Preferred network type”. If 5G is listed among them, then your phone supports 5G.
Here are some of the 5G compatible phone
The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G, Google Pixel 6, OnePlus 8 Pro, Motorola Moto G 5G, Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Realme V3, and Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra are just a few examples of 5G-capable Android devices.
Only the iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 devices are 5G suitable for iPhone users.
Togo becomes the first African country to get Google’s 5G network cable
The first stop on the African continent for Google’s much-heralded Equiano underwater cable was Togo.
The submarine cable was supposed to connect Europe to Togo, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, and Saint Helena by traveling from Portugal around the coast of West Africa.
On March 18, 2022, the Togolese government, Google, and CSSquared collaborated to bring open-access broadband and the fifth-generation (5G) mobile service to the country.
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