MTN announces plans for launch of 5G network in seven states


MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has announced plans to begin deployment of a pilot 5G network in its highly anticipated commercial launch of the project in seven states.

According to the company, the states that will witness the first launch are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Abia, Kano, Imo and Borno states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

MTN Nigeria said through its ongoing testing of the 5G infrastructure its customers with certain enabled devices would be allowed to connect with and try out the new service where coverage is available.

The advanced technology is expected to extend the reach and capacity of MTN Nigeria’s data network in the country and enable much faster speed and lower latency, giving customers near-instant access to their preferred services and downloads that take seconds instead of minutes.

In a statement issued in Lagos, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Nigeria, Adia Sowho, said: “Every major technological ovulation redefines what is possible and changes how we live and connect. MTN Nigeria has been at the forefront of every leap in the telecommunications industry from GSM to 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, which has the potential to change everything. It will allow us to connect, create, collaborate and compete in ways we have even begun to imagine.

Read Also: Prices of food items rise in July, says NBS

“We appreciate the support and leadership of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in implementing the national policy on 5G in the country. We are honoured to be part of the first telecommunications provider to bring 5G to Nigeria and we are truly excited about the possibilities for the national rollout.”

According to a 2020 intelligence report, the spectrum issued by MTN Nigeria as one of the two successful winners of the 5G licensed bids holds a promising future for technology in Nigeria and is projected to contribute $2.2 trillion to the global economy by 2034.

Sowho said the implementation of 5G will also accelerate the actualisation of the National Broadband Plan, the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, as well as policies in other sectors of the economy designed to enhance the country’s digital transformation.

MTN still targets the end of the third quarter to launch the new network in line with the conditions of the licence, as the NCC has given a five-month extension for its rollout.

Click on The Trumpet and follow us on our Twitter page for more:

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.