MTN launches 5G network in Nigeria


The Federal Government through the Nigeria Community Commission has announced plans to commence the rollout of 5G network in Nigeria.

The roll-out will commence in August, which will be exactly 8 months after the NCC the spectrum auction which was won by MTN and Mafab Communications.

The two communication giants both emerged winners after paying a sum of $273.6 million to government account.

MTN Nigeria finally launched its 5G network service across the country on Wednesday for public use.

The service went live at 190 sites operated by MTN across the country, mainly in Lagos and Abuja.

Wednesday’s launch by MTN comes on the same day that the NCC had set aside as the date of official authorization for the rollout of the service across the country.

According to the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, the deployment of the 5G spectrum would further accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s broadband services.

By October, the MTN 5G service would be operating at 500-600 sites across Nigeria.

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