December 2, 2020

By Atinuke Tokura Nukay/TnTv Netwok

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta has assured that 5G Network is safe, the EVC gave the assurance when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Communications for screening of his second term as EVC,NCC at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Prof. Danbatta During the Screening at the National Assembly, Abuja

Reeling out the achievements of the NCC over the years. Danbatta said the latest of the achievements is the 5G networks which he said has come to stay. The NCC Boss guaranteed the safety of the network according to the World Health Organisation and other international health bodies that it does not have negative effects as been speculated by some unfounded thoughts.

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Prof. Danbatta said to further clear the air about the safety of 5G networks, the Commission is planning a massive hearing on 5G with all relevant stakeholders in the industry present to enlighten people on how safe the deployment of 5G is.

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5G is yet to arrive to this Country, what we did was a trial in six (6) locations of the Country to access how safe. This is a technology that we must embrace to provide services. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection came out with a statement that this technology is safe and does not have adverse effect.


Our people who subscribe to 5G services must be protected we are concerned about them. The World Health Organization says it is safe, it doesn’t have any negative effect. 


There will be a massive hearing on 5G networks. We look forward to all relevant stakeholders in and outside the telecommunications sector, not because we support 5G network but we want to assure people that it is safe” He said.

On improving Quality of Service (QoS), Danbatta noted that the Commission has Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor drop calls. He revealed that part of the KPI states that only one out of one hundred (100:1) calls is allowed to be dropped. He stated that the telecom regulatory body has taken this KPIs seriously and has since recorded tremendous success and improvement in QoS over the years.

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He further urged the Committee and Nigerian subscribers to call the NCC toll free number 622  in case of complaints that is after which they have called their service providers.

According to GSMA’s Policy Position on 5G spectrum, ‘5G is expected to support significantly faster mobile broadband speeds and lower latencies than previous generations while also enabling the full potential of the Internet of Things.

5G will revolutionize and transform our way of life. From education to agriculture, security to entertainment and governance in general. On education, 5G will transform our educational system. The availability of a fast wireless network will enable virtual learning.

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