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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), organized a Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Emerging Technology to discuss 5g Readiness and High Altitude Platforms Stations (HAPS) Development at the Barcelona Hotel, in Abuja on December, 2018.
Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, who was represented by Engr. Austin Nwaulune, Director Spectrum Administration, noted that the NCC in its preparation to welcome the 5g Network Technology and its accompanying technologies has began putting in place the necessary infrastructure and interacting with relevant stakeholders and, had identified some of the potential frequency bands that may be harmonised for 5G deployment in region 1.
Therefore, NCC has suspended the licensing of those frequencies to ensure that Nigeria is not caught unawares when those frequency bands become harmonised by standardisation bodies.
Also at the forum, Presentations were delivered on High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) Technology as one of the emerging technologies developed to complement capacity expansion efforts to improve broadband access to both unserved and underserved areas. High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) are stratospheric platforms that stay over a fixed point on Earth for weeks to months and are expected to be the next big infrastructure for wireless communications deployment in the aerial sphere.
Other presenters made insightful presentations and prepared the ground for discourse, observations, recommendations and question and answer session.