Mafab Communications has commenced the rollout of 5G services in Abuja on Tuesday.
Gatekeepers News reports that this is coming after Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, approved a five-month extension for the firm’s 5G rollout in August 2022.
Mafab has become the second service provider to rollout the fifth-generation technology in Nigeria and the third is set to join soon.
The Chairman of Mafab Communications, Dr Mushabu Bashir, while speaking at the rollout event said, “The rollout of Mafab 5G network is the beginning of immense opportunities for the country as it represents Nigeria’s capabilities and infinite possibilities the prospect of increased job opportunities as a consequence of the value-chain benefits the technology will generate and offer is the dream we have all gathered here to launch today.
“5G network will usher into this country a wide array of business opportunities, wherein various business outfits will expand their frontiers with operational ease and speed, especially in the fields of education, medical sciences, engineering, security, businesses like the banking sector, SMEs, smart cities, transportation, entertainment which will not benefit only urban areas but also meet our long-term goal of ensuring that even people in rural areas and villages also enjoy benefits of this amazing technology.”
Mafab’s Communications spokesperson, Adebayo Onigbanjo, on his part, stated that 5G would usher in fast downloads, low latency, and high speeds.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the firm’s launch of the 5G services would ensure the country has the largest 5G coverage in Africa.