NCC approves 5G second trial ahead spectrum auction

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The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has approved a second trial of the fifth generation 5G technology in the country as the deadline for submission of bids and Initial Bid Deposits closes on Tuesday at 5pm.

According to the commission, the trial which is scheduled to hold on Thursday is necessary in order to validate the national policy on 5G for the digital economy.

The commission further added that the supervised trial would be conducted by Airtel Networks Limited and its Original Equipment Manufacturer and six locations across the nation were selected for this trial.

Information shared on the Commission’s website entitled: Second Trial of 5G in Nigeria in order to validate the “National Policy on 5G for Digital Economy” will take place on Thursday December 2, 2021.

“The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to supervise the 2nd 5G PoC trial in Nigeria. This trial will be conducted by Airtel Networks Limited and its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on Thursday, December 2, 2021,” the terse statement said, urging concerned parties to contact Spectrum Administration Department for further details.

The Commission has also slated December 13, 2021 as the final auction date for the 3.5 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum for the deployment of 5G technology in Nigeria while deployment is expected to happen q1 next year, according to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

 

 




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