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It has been confirmed that about 81 Lagos neighborhoods may now easily get 5G services in their neighborhood. This comes as a result of MTN Nigeria's commercial launch and flag off of the fifth generation, or 5G, network evolution at the weekend.

Abijoh Village, Abule Oja, Aguda, Ajao Estate, Badore, Chevron Estate, Dolphin Estate Idi-Oro, Ilupeju, Langbasa, Magboro, Mushin, Sabo Yaba, and Victoria Garden City were among the communities named specifically to Hi-Tech by a trustworthy MTN source.

If these communities implement other services that can take advantage of the immersive capabilities of 5G, they may now do remote surgical operations, run smart vehicles, conduct smooth virtual meetings, and generally operate smart city projects.

The majority of the communities are spread out throughout the mainland, Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, and Ajah, among other places. According to MTN, they may now connect to new services like remote control of vital infrastructure, cars, and medical procedures that have the power to revolutionize entire industries.

These localities are fortunate to be the first to climb the ladder, the source claims. Quicker connectivity is possible thanks to 5G, which offers capacity that is up to 100 times faster than 4G. It has a higher bandwidth and low latency.

"As a result, real-time, high-quality interactions and exchanges are available, enabling, for example, the quick downloading of movies.

It can be used for e-health, connected cars and traffic systems, smart home appliances, cutting-edge mobile cloud gaming, workplace safety, and more because of its real-time capability, he added.

A quick glance at the list reveals that areas around Festac, Satellite Town, and other places along the Badagry axis are not included. While rural areas like Mushin, Oke ira nla, Magboro, and Ajao Estate are currently fully covered by 5G, communities in Apapa, Ajegunle, Ikorodu, Epe, and other locations are not.

The source boasted that MTN's plans to cover the six geopolitical zones of the country on 5G have the speed of light, meaning that those communities not covered at the moment will be covered in the shortest amount of time, despite the fact that MTN did not explain the coverage methodology that excluded these areas.

MTN Nigeria started its commercial 5G rollout on Sunday in Lagos with the intention of starting the country's rollout in Abuja as soon as possible.

MTN's Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, made the guarantee yesterday in Lagos after demonstrating the network's capabilities to the public. He said his business has turned on the network in six geopolitical zones with roughly 223 stations that are accelerating quickly.

For the time being, MTN is focusing on seven Nigerian cities: Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja, Maiduguri, Kano, and Owerri.

He pledged that MTN will launch 5G services with the same vigor it used to deliver services on second, third, and fourth generation networks in order to make it widely accessible to most consumers, particularly in large urban centers, in the upcoming weeks and months.

Although the business would make significant investments in Nigeria's 5G rollout, according to Toriola, 4G remains the company's main revenue stream. As a result, installations for both networks would take place concurrently.

He lamented the difficulties in obtaining foreign currency to import the essential equipment to expedite the rollout of networks, including 5G, but pointed out that as a Nigerian enterprise, overcoming the difficulties is a price worth paying to put the nation's economy back on track.

The network will not only let MTN connect, develop, collaborate, and compete in ways never before possible, according to Chief Marketing Officer Adia Sowho, but it will also enable users realize the full potential of the internet revolution and enjoy communication and interactions fantastically.

Every significant technical advancement redefines what is possible, altering how we interact and live. If 4G enabled you to connect with others, 5G will make you experience their presence more strongly. We haven't even started to scratch the surface of 5G's potential.

The Nigerian Communications Commission's Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, earlier praised MTN for playing a pioneering role in the deployment of 5G in Nigeria and pledged that the commission would continue to create an environment that is supportive of companies like MTN that accurately interpret government policies intended to spur growth in various sectors.

Danbatta claimed that MTN's achievement of being the first to implement 5G in Nigeria was made possible by President Muhammadu Buhari's vision, the work of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof. Isa Pantami, and the NCC's regulatory prowess.

However, he made a commitment that the commission would keep an eye on MTN's 5G initiatives to ensure their effectiveness and would issue warnings when necessary.

MTN and another telecom, MAFAB Communications, were given till August 24th to begin service deployment after winning the license to roll out 5G in Nigeria in December 2021. On time, MTN began testing services. Yesterday, it began offering commercial services in Lagos.

According to a 2020 GSMA Intelligence analysis titled "The Mobile Economy," the 5G spectrum offers a bright future for technology in Nigeria and is expected to contribute $2.2 trillion to the global economy by 2034.

The fifth generation of cellular network technology was created to support more connections and provide higher speeds per user.

Source: vanguardngr

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