//We’ve not issued 5G license to any operator in the country – NCC

We’ve not issued 5G license to any operator in the country – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has maintained that it has not issued 5G license to any operator in the country.

The Commission in a statement on Monday  signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Henry Nkemadu  was reacting to a statement making rounds in the social media sites that the Nigerian Telecoms industry is going to switch on 5G in Lagos this Sunday 10th, Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th May 2020.

The Commission, while dismissing the report insisted that the statement which came from faceless sponsors cannot be further from the truth, wondering why people would continue to misinform the public after it had provided clarification on the lying of fibre optic cables within Lagos and other parts of the country

Recall that the NCC had in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three (3) months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.

The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said that ‘’the trial among others was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present.Relevant stakeholders including members of the security agencies were present to participate during the trial.

The statement reads in part: ‘‘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 5G in Lagos this Sunday 10th, Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th May 2020.

‘‘The statement from the faceless individuals or groups cannot be further from the truth. The Commission has unequivocally stated that there is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment.

The NCC back in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three (3) months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.

(Vanguard)