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What Nigerians Should Expect With Deployment of 5G – NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says citizens should expect smart cities, gigabytes in a second, self-driving cars, telemedicine, and others with the deployment of the fifth-generation (5G) technology in the country.

Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman (EVC) of NCC, gave assurance while responding to questions during a webinar, titled: “Unlocking 5G Potential in Africa”, held recently on StreamYard, a live streaming studio.

According to a statement issued by NCC director of public affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde: “Danbatta indicated that Nigeria continued to receive visitations by countries who wished to benchmark their operations, just as Nigeria has also visited other countries to explore how 5G and associated technologies can be deployed effectively because 5G technologies are not just valuable, they are so significant due to their derivable social and economic benefits,” the statement reads.

“The EVC explicated how to unlock the potential of 5G, using a triangulated framework pivoted on Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Massive Machine Type Communication, and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications.

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“He told the enlightened audience that the above scenarios will find expressions in gigabytes in a second, robust voice and real-time digital social mediation, massive Internet of Things like smart city and smart homes (connectedness of appliances and home security), pervasive 3D videos and Ultra High Definition screens, augmented reality, self-driving cars, industry automation, high-speed trains, lifeline and ultra-reliable communications in telemedicine and natural disasters that will deliver successful services using critical applications.”

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