Telecom Stakeholders To Lead Forum On 5G Rollout Plan

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By Toyosi Olajide

Following the payment of the bid price for 5G licensed by the winners, MTN Nigeria Plc and Mafab Communications Limited alongside other stakeholders have concluded arrangements to discuss the implementation and rollout plan of the 5G network in Nigeria as enriched in the National Policy for 5G.

Driving the discussion, Business Metrics Nigeria, has put together the second edition of its Policy Implementation Assisted Forum (PAIFo) to drive the 5G Policy to fruition.

According to the organizers, industry stakeholders to implement 5G and rollout plan in Nigeria would be led by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, including the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

The keynote address would be delivered by Danbatta at the forum while restating the support of the Commission for the project. NCC in a letter made this known while restating the support of the Commission for the project.

NCC, in a letter, confirmed that Danbatta would be delivering a keynote address at the forum, while restating the support of the Commission for the project.

Speaking about the forum, the Lead Executive, PIAFo and Managing Editor, Business Metrics Nigeria, Omobayo Azeez, said: “The socio-economic benefits of 5G is enormous and every serious country will not only be interested in deploying the network but to also try to get it right. Since Nigeria is now leading other West African countries in the 5G race, we cannot afford any try and error.”

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