The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has said there is no connection between the Fifth Generation Technology (5G) and the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement signed by the NCC Director of Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, on Monday in Abuja, the commission clarified that “there is no correlation between 5G Technology and COVID-19.”
Nkemadu said 5G is an advancement on today’s 4G technology designed to transform the world positively. ‘There is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment’, he added.
He further explained that “The NCC back in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.
“The trial among others was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present. Relevant stakeholders including members of the security agencies were invited to participate during the trial.
“We have spectrum, particularly the millimetre wave spectrum from 24GHz and above are available. We have not given out 5G spectrum to operators. It will be auctioned at the appropriate time.”
He therefore assured that “the NCC will continue to maintain its policy of technology neutrality and will continue to encourage service providers to deploy the best technology that will meet the needs of the society in a secured and friendly manner.”
Recall that there have been widespread speculations circulating the social media, linking COVID-19 with 5G Technology.
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