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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

NCC Says 5G Was Tested For 3 Months In Nigeria In 2019 But Has Been Discontinued

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to rumours and theories about 5G technology.





Henry Nkemadu, NCC Director of Public Affairs, in a statement on Monday, explained that there is no correlation between 5G technology and COVID-19.

He noted that 5G is an advancement on 4G designed to transform the world positively, adding that there is no deployment of the technology in Nigeria at the moment.


Nkemadu recalled that the NCC, in November 2019, approved a trial test for 5G for a period of three months; that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.

“The trial, among others, was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present. Relevant stakeholders, including members of the security agencies, were invited to participate during the trial.

“The NCC will continue to maintain its policy of technology neutrality and will continue to encourage Service Providers to deploy the best technology that will meet the needs of the society in a secured and friendly manner”, he said.


The agency further gave answers to 19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by Nigerians.

Q: What is 5G?

Ans: 5G is a fifth generation of mobile technology which is an improvement on today’s 4G technology with enhanced capabilities. The 5G technology provides the platform for new and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data to improve the way we live and work.



Q: Do we have 5G network in Nigeria now?

Ans: No. There is no 5G network in Nigeria at the moment. What we had was a trial test for 3 months which has since been concluded.


Q: When are we expecting 5G in Nigeria?

Ans: No exact time frame but when conditions are right and all doubts are cleared.

Q: Do we have a spectrum for 5G in Nigeria?Ans: Yes, particularly the millimetre wave spectrum from 24GHz and above are available.


Q: Have we given out 5G spectrum to operators?Ans: No. It will be auctioned at the appropriate time.


Q: Are there 5G deployments around the world?Ans: Yes, in countries like South Korea, China, USA, Germany and others since the middle of 2019.


Q: Is the radiation from 5G different from those of 2G, 3G and 4G?Ans: No, they all belong to the same class of non-ionizing radiation.


Q: Who is going to Allocate spectrum for 5G in Nigeria?

Ans: The National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) Chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has the responsibility for allocating bulk spectrum for various services.


Q: Should I be concerned about 5G technology?Ans: No, nothing to worry about. Safety and human health are top priority in the design and deployment of 5G.


Q: What are the benefits of 5G ?Ans: 5G technology will transform the world by connecting everything with everybody. It will create millions of jobs, it will add billions of dollars to the economy (GDP), and can solve some of our problems such as insecurity and improve governance and efficiency in the society.


Q: Is 5G causing Coronavirus or COVID-19?Ans: No, there is no link whatsoever between 5G and Coronavirus COVID-19.



Q: Should I ignore all the negative narratives I am hearing about 5G?
Ans: No, but rely on information from world standards-making bodies such as WHO, ITU, IEEE and industry experts for advice when in doubt.


Q: Is there a standard limit set for Radiation from mobile devices?Ans: Yes, there are radiation emission limits set by the International Commission for Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) below which the radiation is considered safe for humans.


Q: Are the mobile network operators in Nigeria conforming to the Radiation emissions limits?Ans: Yes, the NCC has been regularly conducting measurements of radiation emissions from base stations across the country and they are all well below the set limits.


Q: Is 5G the same as fibre cable?Ans: No, fibre cable is a terrestrial technology for broadband that existed for decades while 5G is a new mobile technology for enhanced quality of service as explained in Question 1 above.


Q: Are there other sources of radiation apart from mobile base stations?Ans: Yes, there are other sources of radiation which include television stations, radio broadcast stations, wifi and so on. They all belong to the class of radiation considered to be safe for humans when operated below the set limits.


Q: Who owns 5G?Ans: 5G is not owned by anybody but a collection of technologies, standards and processes agreed at the international level by standards-making bodies.


Q: Has NCC issued licenses for 5G in Nigeria?Ans: No. NCC has not issued any licence for 5G in Nigeria. NCC is technology-neutral as such we don’t license technology but assigns spectrum to operators for deployment of any service when allocated by NFMC.


Q: Why are some operators rolling out fibre during the lockdown period?Ans: As a result of the lockdown, the amount of voice and data usage has increased by huge amounts and there is a need to expand the network to provide optimum quality of service to users sitting at home. Telecom is also critical for information dissemination during the lockdown.
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33 comments:

  1. They should do their research well before they allow it o

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  2. Honestly this administration is dumb. Association of dumb ass

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    1. What is dumb about this please?

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    2. I suggest you get someone to explain this article for you to understand. It's obvious you didn't take your time to read it before commenting

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    3. He mentioned benefits of 5G, but said nothing about the disadvantages.

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    4. Pls outline what is dumb about this ?... Stop skipping physics class

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  3. This 5g I know understand. Make I waka jare

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    1. Of course you don't understand. All you know os bitterness.

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    2. Eayah your soul need peace. May God come through for you. Oya say Amen. Ewu Gambia

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  4. Why are Nigerians worried about 5G sef? The 4G network they have is still behaving like 2G. Kmt ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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    1. U mind them? Worried about mark of the beast when their conduct is not even Christ-like.

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    2. My dear. The brainwashing is epic.

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    3. Blackberry, how much research have you done concerning 5G?Let me guess... Zilch.... Please do your research before you call those who have, brainwashed... Stella,did you read that last question and answer??Please go back and read it slowly, and tell me if it makes sense.. Please....

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  5. No wonder abba kyari went to Germany to lobby Siemens for 5G . He was infected with covid 19 during his trip

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  6. Now this is the part people should be worried about "Q:What are the benefits of 5G? Ans: 5G technology will transform the world by connecting everything and everybody......" Why do we want to connect everything and everybody to 5G? This should be a food for thought to curious minds.

    Just as we have no choice to update our smart phone apps unlike when we used Nokia 3310 or those Samsung touchlight phones back in the past, once everything and everyone gets connected to 5G we would not have control of those things and "everyone" connected would be controlled. Food for thought.

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    1. Nobody will force you to use a 5g enabled device. As I am, I have 4g on my phone but I choose 3g cos it gave me option to choose. Again d reason I dont use 4g is coz it gulps my data like water, d speed is awesome but it uses up data too much. I only use it when I wanna download stuff.

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  7. I would love to re read all the comments and conspiracy theories surrounding 5G and the COVID in two years.... It will make for an interesting read... Umu uwa!!

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    1. Hahahahahaa, I have saved screenshots, I would use it to taunt everyone that sent me dumb conspiracies.

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  8. The 5G was tested in Area 1 Abuja.

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  9. Big fat lie! Someone drove through Mende, Maryland yesterday and posted a video of holes being dug, 5G cables being layed 5 metres aparts.....in front of residences while people were locked in! Please, why do this during lockdown? So people won't see or question. Our health is being toyed with since the introduction of this shit. No one is mentioning the health implication of this shit.

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    1. So the people laying the cables for 5G don't love their life's ba? You guys think with your anus seriously

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    2. Just like you think with your dead brain. Common sense isn't common. Ndiseme unam ikot

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    3. If you want to give yourself headache, go ahead abeg. Na your headache. 5G was launched in South Korea on a large scale April 2019. South Africa is still the only country in Africa ready for the 5G launch. The yeye 4G we use is not working properly and you're disturbing your head over 5G that will now work as 4G. Dey there dey mumu.

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    4. If you want to give yourself headache, go ahead abeg. Na your headache. 5G was launched in South Korea on a large scale April 2019. South Africa is still the only country in Africa ready for the 5G launch. The yeye 4G we use is not working properly and you're disturbing your head over 5G that will now work as 4G. Dey there dey mumu.

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  10. Should I ignore all the negative narratives I am hearing about 5G?: No.

    What else is there to say? Government is not there to tell you the truth. I am even surprised at their answer. So why was it suspended? He alluded to research more on possible health implications. Common sense is not common afterall. The most dangerous Nigerian is the one who claim to be educated. They are easily deceived with fancy rhetorics and will believe anything.

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  11. Telecom companies are installing 5G that causes Corona virus to kill the customers that they want to sell the 5G service to. Dont outsource thinking, use your brain, stop saying my pastor said, think. God gave you a brain to be used functionally and not to be displayed as a decorative ornament.

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    1. People don't think seriously.. Few years ago one GO said TV us evil but he has a TV station now.

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    2. The thing tire me oooo

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  12. It's only a dumb person that would believe 5g causes coronavirus, y'all believe everything u see or hear on the internet

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  13. Low-band and mid-band 5G speed is cool but millimeter wave I'm not cool with it. 5G is a new tech still undergoing some testing;So let's chill.

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  14. It's funny the way people use their brains! All you had to do is do some online research on the 5G issue!!! Sigh

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