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NIGERIA: MTN Unveils First 5G Network In West Africa




MTN Nigeria, while unveiling the 5G network announced that Nigeria is the first west African country where 5G technology has been introduced.

This development is as a result of the collaboration between the Ministry of Communications Technology and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission, MTN and Huawei, ZTE, and Ericsson in Nigeria.

At the tour of the exhibition booths titled “the potential of 5G for sustainable growth,” the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami said;

I believe as long as we are able to handle the potential challenges, the deployment of 5G is very critical to our economy because of so many advantages of 5G, the issue of latency, speed and many more.”

MTN in a statement affirmed that this immersive demo and experience will travel across three Nigerian cities to show the capabilities of 5G and its potential to enable economic growth and social inclusion in Nigeria.

MTN further revealed that by working together with Huawei, they were able to provide a glimpse into a range of 5G use cases and applications at a testing Lab designed to show proof-of-concept in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdi Moolman, while highlighting the importance of partnerships attributed the success of the 5G to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and the NCC who helped in providing the trial spectrum.

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