Mafab Communications misses 5G network rollout deadline

August 23, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Mafab Communications Limited missed the deadline to roll out a 5G network, after securing a license alongside MTN Nigeria nine months ago, defeating Airtel Africa in a bidding round. Recall that MTN Nigeria and its market rival, Mafab Communications Limited received greenlight to roll out the Fifth Generation (5G) network in the third quarter of 2022. Both companies had paid Read More

Internet: Two telcos invest N443bn in 4G, 5G

August 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigerians are set to enjoy fast Internet as two telecommunication firms invest N443.30 billion in 4G and 5G infrastructure across the nation. (MTN Nigeria and Airtel disclosed this in their half year financial reports for 2022. According to MTN, it has invested N311.6 billion and Airtel disclosed it has invested N131.70 billion ($307 million) within the first six months in Read More

5G: MTN, Mafab get NCC nod to rollout services by August

May 4, 2022 David Agba 0

Baring any unforeseen circumstances the two telecom firms that won the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum otherwise called 5G auction conducted by the Nigerian Commissions Commission (NCC) has got the final approval to begin rollout of the service. In line with the terms and conditions of the 5G licence, the licensees are expected to commence rollout of 5G services, effective from Read More

FG to deploy 5G services after generating $22.5bn from auction

May 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the 5G services will be available in Nigeria by the fourth quarter of 2022. The NCC head spectrum administration Usman Aliyu, stated this while speaking on 5G deployment at a capacity building workshop organized by the Commission for Nigeria Information and Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) in Abuja. He said cleaning of the Read More

5G Network: Why aircraft are not in danger in Nigeria – NCAA DG

The rollout of the proposed new 5G wireless internet service that has been welcome with mixed feelings in the aviation world may afterall be of less worry to flight operations in Nigeria; the Director General of the civil aviation authority has assured. Telecommunication firms are prepared to roll out a new, faster wireless internet service across the world before the Read More

2022: Nigeria to become Africa’s highest 5G subscriber

January 17, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Hinged on the fact that Nigeria has highest number of mobile phones in Africa,and Internet subscribers, the Federal Government is convinced the country will emerge 5G highest subscribers in the continent. Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, announced that the Federal Government had adopted the national policy for the fifth-generation network, which will boost new technology and Read More

NCC approves MTN, Airtel for 5G networks

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Thursday announced that three telecoms companies qualified as approved bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 gigahertz spectrum auction for the deployment of Fifth-generation networks. The telecoms are, MTN Nigeria Plc., Mafab Communications Limited, and Airtel Networks Limited.A statement signed by the director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, in Abuja, said the commission noted that the qualified Read More

FEC approves deployment of 5G network

September 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a policy on deployment of Fifth Generation (5G), Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, said Wednesday. The minister said this while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the new network would help open up Read More