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Telecoms operators in Nigeria yesterday allayed fears over alarm raised by airline operators in the United States of possible disruption in aircraft operations by the rollout of 5G network. Recall that Chief Executive Officers of some of the largest airlines in the United States’ had raised the alarm over what they described as potential catastrophic...

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MTN Zambia has today announced the launch of its 5G network pilot platform in the country which the company claims “promises significant improved technology which will enhance faster connectivity speed, ultra – low latency and greater bandwidth.” According to the telco, 5G cellular networks are at least ten times faster than 4G “which creates never-before-seen...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday announced that three telecoms companies have qualified as approved bidders in the upcoming 3.5GHz spectrum auction for the deployment of 5G networks, namely MTN Nigeria, Airtel Networks (Airtel Nigeria) and Mafab Communications, having met the criteria for participation including payment of an Intention to Bid Deposit (IBD). The NCC reaffirmed that the licence...

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Nigeria has set aside US$500,000 for continued research and development in order to drive innovation within its telecommunications industry. The focus is on preparation for 5G deployment said Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). “We are emphasising enhanced broadband both in the wholesale and retail segments;...

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Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s readiness to deploy 5G, indicating that the technology transcends the telecom and ICT sector and will embrace every facet of human life. Speaking during a webinar, titled: ‘Unlocking 5G Potential in Africa’, held on StreamYard, a live streaming studio, jointly...

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The Covid-19 has increased the social and economic interest of the Internet around the world. Anticipating the continued growth in consumer demand for connectivity, Ooredoo Group is also preparing the telecoms networks in its African markets to respond effectively. Ooredoo Algeria and Ooredoo Tunisia will see their telecoms network evolve towards 5G by 2026. Like the...