If you thought that your 4G broadband is fast, wait until you experience a 5G connection.

And that won’t be long in coming as Nigeria has started trial of the roll-out plan of 5G networks with the 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands beginning with the Eko Atlantic Project.

Nigeria’s telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, who disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday during a collaborative meeting with GSMA for 5G rollout in Nigeria, said roll-out will start by 2020.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said 5G broadband data will drive connectivity and allow humans to interact with connected devices to check their health status and remotely control home appliances.

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Danbatta acknowledged the deficit in infrastructure rollout and spectrum availability in the country but added that the NCC was already working to address the challenges.

He said NCC would begin with the available 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz to drive 5G rollout in the country.

“NCC is already working on the three key factors that will drive 5G deployments, which include infrastructure, spectrum and regulation ahead of the 2020 rollout date.

“We will rely on existing policies and regulation and still come up with additional policies and regulation that will address any hiccups,” Danbatta said.

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