Thinking about a 5G network in Nigeria? Below is the info you need to know about the 5G network and as well as the health concern. 5hAccording to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economics, Nigeria will build a five-generation network soon to enhance connectivity.
In an interview with the FORUM, Dr. Isa Pantami, minister for Communications and digital economy, said this in Abuja.
The decision to build the 5G network, according to the minister, was taken after rigorous investigation, testing, and analysis found that it did not represent a security or health risk.
According to him, the national policy on 5G is 95 percent complete and will soon be given to the Federal Executive Council.
Pantami, who stated that the government's priority was to protect the security and wellbeing of Nigerians when they used telecoms services, attributed the delay in deploying the 5G network to conspiracy theories.
COVID-19 was suspected of being linked to the implementation of the 5G communications network.
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"We'd gotten to an advanced stage of 5G development when a problem arose that 5G was connected to COVID-19; many people, even intelligent individuals, began spreading the rumor without verifying it."It's natural for people to be fearful and distrustful of technology.
"As a result, we allowed sufficient time for additional consultation and awareness-raising in indigenous languages to engage our folks in addressing all of the problems.
"We established a technical team that included representatives from security, health, and environmental organizations, as well as the public sector, to ensure that we were all on the same page."I want to reassure you that a 5G communication network is in the works."
Pantami stated that the government had begun negotiations with the Nigerian Communications Commission regarding commercial use of spectrum."The NCC will distribute that spectrum to mobile carriers to begin implementation; so, the policy is nearly complete.
"I addressed the National Assembly, defended our presentation, and they accepted it, as well as the implementation of 5G.
"They've also urged us to learn from other nations that have already introduced 5G, which we have done.
"The World Health Organization has published a statement stating no link between 5G networks and COVID-19, resolving the health concern.
"Similarly, the International Communications Union (ICU), an UN-affiliated organization, released another statement denying any 5G-related implications," Pantami added.