President Buhari approved the trial of the 5G technology at the MTN first live demo of the network. Although not physically present, he was represented at the occasion by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technology, Dr Isa Pantami.
The president expressed his delight, stressing the benefits of the revolutionary shift from 4G to 5G will bring to the industry and the country as a whole.
The President’s remarks on the new development were
“We are working day in day out to make sure that the environment is conducive for people to do their businesses.”
“This administration is passionate about developing Nigeria’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector which contributes more than Oil and Gas to GDP,”
Present at the event was the former Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Ernest Ndukwe, who is also a board member of MTN Nigeria.
Ndukwe’s statements at the event regarding the difference in this wireless technology point to the fact that this enablement will provide better data services to customers at more affordable costs.
“Additionally, 5G boasts of improved reliability as well as better support for more devices.”
“5G is a transformational change from 4G with the potential to provide 20 times faster data speeds. It carries a massive amount of data for a large number of simultaneous users.”
“5G will support business innovative ambitions, create new markets, transform supply chain management and create a smarter and more efficient manufacturing sector.
“5G is extremely fast and supports data transfer rates of up to 20Gbits/S. 5G will allow stream, download and upload of huge quantities of data at a much faster rate.
“During a comparison test on both 4G and 5G networks, it took just 15.78 seconds to download a 2.3 GB video on the 5G network and the same file on 4G took exactly 5 minutes.” Read more here.
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