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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure faster development of broadband infrastructure technologies in the country.

NCC Executive Vice President (EVC) Professor Umar Danbatta assured Thursday at the Industry Consumer Advisory Form (ICAF) Q2 2021 second quarter meeting / open forum in Lagos.

Danbatta was represented at the event by NCC, Director of Consumer Affairs, Mr. Efosa Idehen.

The theme of the meeting was: “Deploying New Technologies for Better Customer Experience, 5G Misconceptions and Conspiracy Theories”.

He said the commission would also ensure compliance with existing policy documents as part of the transition to a fully digital economy.

“As a precursor to the start of commercial deployment of the fifth generation (5G) network in the country, NCC has submitted a 5G plan to the federal government for final approval with a view to efficient deployment of the technology to cover major urban areas. by 2025.

“The plan is to ensure efficient allocation of the 5G technology deployment spectrum, to create an environment conducive to investment in the country; ensure the 5G ecosystem security and data protection.

“In addition to ensuring that international best practices and globally accepted standards and specifications are embedded in Nigeria’s 5G ecosystem,” he said.

Danbatta said the Senate adopted the recommendations of its joint committee to determine the technological impact of the 5G deployment on Nigerian citizens.

“The Senate was convinced that the technological impact of 5G will transform lives in education, agriculture, security, entertainment and governance when the technology is deployed.

“The Senate’s decision to recommend the deployment of 5G technology was based on information provided by the relevant government establishment, a private organization which has argued that 5G poses no risk to human life,” he said. declared.

Mr. Igho Majemite, president of the Industry Consumer Advisory Forum (ICAF), said the group supports the rollout of 5G.

“Before a technology is deployed, people have to have gone through the whole process, including the implications for health and other things on the technology.

“Globally, the increased need for ease of doing business and communication cannot be overstated.

“Thus, 5G and future faster communication technologies that will accelerate and respond in a timely manner to the efficiency of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, management and analysis of big data, come to the rescue, “he said,

Majemite called on the telecommunications industry to make concerted efforts to equip itself with the capacity and the capacity to meet these new challenges in order to obtain an enviable quality of service and a better customer experience.

The ICAF was established by the NCC in February 2009, to protect and promote the interests of consumers, including people with special needs and the elderly. (NAA)

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