Nigeria takes step to auction 3.5 gigahertz spectrum for 5G deployment

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Nigeria takes step to auction 3.5 gigahertz spectrum for 5G deployment     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band which will be used for early deployment of 5G services in the country. The major regulatory step by the commission followed a Senate investigative hearing which gave the Fifth Generation (5G) technology a clean bill of health to clear the air on early controversies that greeted the technology in the country. The Executive…

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Nigeria closer to 5G deployment as NCC, NIGCOMSAT ink MoU on C-Band Spectrum

ITU: Nigeria faces $14bn investment gap for universal broadband access

Nigeria closer to 5G deployment as NCC, NIGCOMSAT ink MoU on C-Band Spectrum     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited for the deployment of 5G services across Nigeria. In his opening remark, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. U. G. Danbatta, said that the MoU will facilitate the release of contiguous bandwidth in one of the most suitable Frequency Spectrum band(s) for early deployment of fifth Generation Network (5G) services in the largest market in…

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5G to add $8trn to global GDP by 2030

ITU: Nigeria faces $14bn investment gap for universal broadband access

5G-enabled industries have the potential to deliver $8 trillion in value to the global economy by 2030, a new research from Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs has projected. The 5G Business Readiness Report surveys 5G adoption among businesses around the world, providing a cross-sector view of the path to full 5G deployment. This landmark report from Nokia underlines the potential for 5G to drive sustainable economic growth and define the next decade of innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to further increase the value creation potential of 5G in the medium and…

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5G to drive $860bn mobile content market by 2025

5G to drive $860bn mobile content market by 2025

Strategy Analytics predicted the global mobile media revenue market to reach $857 billion by 2025, pointing to increased 5G penetration as a key driver for growth. A report by the company stated the next-generation technology will have a positive impact on data traffic and data revenue for operators. “The increased capacity, greater bandwidth and lower latency benefits of 5G will enable digital media companies to deliver evolved rich media experiences” at a greater scale, including 360-degree videos, virtual and augmented reality, and cloud gaming, senior VP at Strategy Analytics David…

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5G Mobile Subscriptions To Reach 2.8 Billion By 2025

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The fifth-generation (5G) revolution is on course with different leading players setting up the relevant infrastructure. With the promise of faster speeds and lower latency, the number of 5G subscriptions is projected to keep rising in the next few years. Data presented by Buy Shares indicates that in 2025, the global 5G mobile subscriptions will hit approximately 2.79 billion, accounting for about 35.8 per cent of the current world population. From the data, the North East Asia region will lead the way by about 1.3 billion subscriptions. The 2025 subscriptions represent a…

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Opportunities ahead: Benchmark measurements in 5G networks

Opportunities ahead: Benchmark measurements in 5G networks

By Zoran Lazarevic The evolution of 4G into 5G has the potential to be a powerful economic growth engine, particularly as this advanced mobile technology is deployed looking into improving productivity in key vertical industrial sectors. Regulators across the Gulf countries have done an excellent job in supporting Communication Service Providers (CSPs) with an efficient spectrum allocations process for 5G deployments. As a result of regulators’ work on 5G spectrum allocations, some of the first 5G deployments globally were executed by CSPs in the Gulf countries and these CSPs are…

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NCC sustains sensitisation of Nigerians on 5G benefits (I)

NCC remits N362.34bn, economic economic diversification

As Nigeria prepares to welcome commercial rollout of the fifth Internet generation (5G) network, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to acquaint Nigerians with the socio-economic benefits of the technology. Recall that the Commission had already taken progressive steps by commencing the development of a framework within which the new technology will work in Nigeri. The commission deems this necessary in view of misinformation and conspiracy theories earlier raised on 5G and its connection with Coronavirus pandemic, which were however dismissed by authorities. In another sensitizing material, the commission…

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MTN to roll out commercial 5G in South Africa next week

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Africa’s largest telecommunications operator, MTN has said it is ready to launch its fifth-generation (5G) network on a commercial scale in South Africa next week. With the development, the network would be joining Vodacom Group and Rain in the race to expand fifth-generation technology in the country. The firm said on Wednesday it is hosting a virtual launch event on June 30, where MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa will be present with other officials. Last November, Swedish mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson announced that it had been selected by…

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NCC: Giving digital boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level Agenda

FG restates commitment to hasten Nigeria’s digital economy

By Dr. Henry Nkemadu On June 12, Nigeria will be celebrating “Democracy Day” and Twenty-one (21) years of uninterrupted democratic rule. And the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) riding on its mandate to connect Nigeria and create an information rich society, remains on the driver’s seat. Provision of the necessary digital impetus to the actualization of the economic diversification of Mr. President, tailored towards a free market economy which is not tied to oil and gas is on NCC’s priority list. This push is in tandem with the administration’s “Next Level…

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NCC moves to develop policy framework for 5G deployment

NCC, FIRS sign MoU for ascertaining VAT elements of telcos’ transactions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced the process to developing policy for deployment of 5G technologies in Nigeria. Towards this end, the commission has called for stakeholders’ participations in putting the policy framework in place. According to the commission in document signed Thursday by Henry Nkemadu, its Director of Public Affairs, the commission is doing this in line with the provisions of by the Section 4(q) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (the NCA). The section empowers the NCC to prepare and implement programmes and plans that promote and…

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