5G

JUST IN: MTN pays $253.86m balance to FG for 5G licence

MTN Nigeria has paid the remaining $253.86 million to complete the $273.6 million fifth generation (5G) licence fee to the Federal Government before the February 24 deadline, an industry source said on Thursday. MTN and Mafab Communications were allocated slots for the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum dedicated to the deployment of the technology after emerging […]

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President Buhari Orders Security Operatives To Deploy 5G Network To Fight Insecurity

He said the Nigerian government will take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the new technology for the economy, security, and well-being of the nation.   Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s number one man, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all security institutions to immediately leverage on the Fifth Generation (5G) technology to enhance security in the […]

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Aviation threat: We’ll ensure safe operation of 5G in Nigeria – Danbatta

Executive Vice-Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta has promised the public of measures to ensure the safe operation of 5G in the country. MTN and Mafab Communications in December emerged winners in the country’s 5G spectrum license. While congratulating the two companies, Danbatta said the country was ready […]

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Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. Dubai-based Emirates, a key carrier for East-West travel, announced it would halt flights to Boston, […]

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For Your Viewing Pleasure: Check Out H.E.R., Ne-Yo, Eva Marcille, Tyrese & More Stars At The 2022 Urban One Honors

Bossip Video Just as it does every single year, Urban One Honors 2022 continued to shine a spotlight on a superstar group of honorees. Source: TV One / TV One Honorees for the evening included Lifetime Achievement winners Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Timbaland for Music Innovation; Living Legends Gamble and Huff, Tasha Cobbs Leonard for Inspiration […]

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Airline CEOs warn 5G rollout could be ‘catastrophic’ for travel

The letter warned that the nation’s commerce would ‘grind to a halt.’REUTERS Over the weekend, the FAA said it has cleared about 45% of the US commercial airplane fleet to perform low-visibility landings at airports impacted by the 5G rollout. The Federal Communications Commission and Department of Transportation did not immediately comment, Reuters reported. The letter […]

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FG approved N152bn IT projects in 12 months, says minister

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Patami, has disclosed that the National Information Technology Development Agency approved 499 Information Technology projects worth N152billion in 2021. The minister disclosed this at the closing of the 2021 service-wide capacity building programme on e-government in Abuja on Tuesday. The NITDA serves as the clearinghouse for […]

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’57, 261 direct jobs, passage of PIA’ – Lai Mohammed lists Buhari’s achievements in 2021

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has announced 100 achievements of the Buhari administration in 2021. Mohammed while addressing a press conference in Lagos on Thursday said despite challenges that came with 2021, the administration made “tremendous” progress in fighting insecurity and growing the economy. “What we have done here is to highlight the major […]

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NCC projects N633 billion revenue in 2022 as reps approve budget

The House of Representatives has approved N166 billion for the Nigerian Communications Commission for the 2022 fiscal year. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Supply approved the report presented by Akeem Adeyemi (APC, Oyo), the Chairman of the House Committee on Communications. The report was adopted and passed after the clause by clause consideration The […]

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NCC projects N633 billion revenue in 2022 as reps approve budget

The House of Representatives has approved N166 billion for the Nigerian Communications Commission for the 2022 fiscal year. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Supply approved the report presented by Akeem Adeyemi (APC, Oyo), the Chairman of the House Committee on Communications. The report was adopted and passed after the clause by clause consideration The […]

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NCC Hosts Stakeholder Engagement On 5G Spectrum Auction

NCC Offers N20m Grant To Nigerian Tech Startups As part of activities lined up for the implementation of the Fifth Generation (5G) Technology Deployment Plan in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host a stakeholder engagement forum this week. A statement signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the Commission’s Director of Public […]

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FG to deploy 5G network by January 2022 – Pantami

Minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami said the fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks will be deployed in January 2022. Speaking during a town hall meeting in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Thursday September 23, the Minister was represented by Ubale Maska, NCC commissioner for technical services, said the deployment became necessary as there are over […]

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5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has asked Nigerians to ignore the concerns being expressed by some persons about the fifth-generation (5G) network, stating that the 5G networks are not in any way harmful. Pantami stated this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday September 8, where he […]

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FG Approves Use of 5G Technology in Nigeria

The approval was given by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday. The federal government has announced the approval of 5G technology in Nigeria.  The approval was given by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).  The National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for the digital economy was approved at the Council meeting on Wednesday following […]

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Buhari Approves 5G Network In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has approved the National Policy on fifth-generation (5G) networks for the country’s digital economy. Naija News understands that the policy was approved today during the weekly Federal Executive Council presided by President Buhari himself. Confirming the development a few moments ago in a statement, Femi Adeluyi, technical assistant (on Information Technology) […]

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5G networks: are there health risks?

5G PHOTO:AFP Do 5G mobile telephones and networks pose health risks? Worries about the effect the technology has on humans and the environment have persisted as it has been deployed in various countries. What do scientists have to say about it? What is 5G?5G networks are touted as promising an exponential leap in the amount […]

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