COVID-19: No Licence issued for deployment of 5G technology


By Blessing Olaifa, Abuja

The Federal Government has declared that no licence has been issued for the deployment of 5G Technology in the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.

Pantami said “the attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria.

“Based on available records at my office and the earlier report received from the regulator, I would like to clarify as follows:

“The National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which I am the Chairman, has not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G;

“No license has been issued for the deployment of 5G in the country;

“A 3-month study trial commenced on the 25th of November, 2019 in order to critically review and study the health and security implications of deploying 5G in…



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