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MTN Becomes First Telecoms Company To Launch 5G Network In Nigeria

MTN Becomes First Telecoms Company To Launch 5G Network In Nigeria

MTN Becomes First Telecoms Company To Launch 5G Network In Nigeria

MTN Becomes First Telecoms Company To Launch 5G Network In Nigeria

Less than a year after winning the 3.5 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum unction in December 2021, TN Communication Nigeria Plc started its 5G network.

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$563.1 million was spent by MTN Nigeria and Mafab Mafab Communications Limited to secure the 3.5 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum licenses.

Each company paid $273.6 million to the Nigerian Communications Commission for a license to use 5G spectrum.

The business stated in May of this year that the 5th Generation network would be implemented in Nigeria by the end of August, following the issuance of the final letters of award to the winning bidders.

MTN Becomes First Telecoms Company To Launch 5G Network In Nigeria

But Mafab in August announced the postponement of its 5G launch.

In a statement on Wednesday, MTN said it has kicked off an open 5G pilot in the lead-up to its highly anticipated commercial launch.

“The company, which intends to launch 5G services in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Kano, Owerri, and Maiduguri is texting the next-generation network infrastructure,” it said.

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The telecom firm said customers with 5 G-enabled devices can be connected to the network where available.

MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Adia Sowho said, “Every major technological evolution redefines what is possible – changing the way we live and the way we connect. MTN Nigeria has been at the forefront of every leap in telecommunications: from GSM to 2G,3G, and 4G.SG has the potential to change everything.

MTN Becomes First Telecoms Company To Launch 5G Network In Nigeria

“It will allow us to connect, create, collaborate, and compete in ways we’ve not even begun to imagine.

“We appreciate the unwavering support and leadership of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and the Nigerian Communications Commission in implementing the National Policy on SG Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Economy which has driven the implementation of SG in the country.

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“We are honored to be a part of this revolution and being the first to bring 5G to Nigeria, we are truly excited about all the possibilities for the nation.”


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