5G Network: What Does Nigeria Stand To Gain As Operations Rolling Out In January 2022
Following several denials by the Federal Government that the 5G Network would not be deployed in Nigeria, a national policy on the use of 5G networks for the digital economy has been approved, with the policy taking immediate effect in 2022.
In an ever-changing world, society is increasingly reliant on digital data. Every year, more data is consumed, particularly with the rise in the popularity of video and music streaming.
Existing spectrum bands are currently overburdened, which will eventually lead to a service breakdown, especially if too many people in the same area attempt to access online services at the same time.
The new 5G network is designed not to be faster, but to handle more devices and data, making its services much faster. It will be able to handle many more devices at the same time, but it isn’t just your phone to consider. Everything from equipment sensors to video cameras to smart streetlights will be handled by 5G.
Unfortunately, you will have to buy a new mobile phone. Despite the fact that the new network will be available as early as January of next year, you will have some time before you need to trade in your current phone. As with the introduction of 4G in 2009, smartphones will be able to use the previous generation for a period of time before 5G becomes available.
Do Nigerians really require a 5G network in the current state of affairs? Let’s talk about it.
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