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FG says No Licence has been Issued for 5G in Nigeria


The Federal government on Saturday said it had not issued a licence for the deployment of 5G technology to any telecommunication operator in Nigeria.
Ali Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, who made this known in a press statement, said his attention had been drawn to the health implications of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria.


He however, noted that Government would not act on the speculations only, but would take an informed decision on 5G after due consultations with experts and the public.


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Based on available records at his office and the earlier report received from the regulator, the minister clarified that
The National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which he is the Chairman, had not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G, and that no license has been issued for the deployment of 5G in the country.
Source:Business Day.
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