5G: New Operator Won’t Launch In August.

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Mafab Communications Limited is set to miss the Nigerian Communications Commission 5G rollout commencement date of August 24, 2022.

This is as the Commission grants it a five-month extension to roll out 5G services in the nation following delays; in receiving its Unified Access Service Licence and Numbering plan, which was not until the end of July.

While speaking at the 90th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament, the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta has declared the commencement date.

He said, “The final letters of award have been issue to MTN and Mafab Communications; which emerged winners of the 3.5GHz Spectrum auction conducted on Dec. 13, 2021.

“In line with the information memorandum, the licensees are to commence rollout of 5G services effective from Aug. 24, 2022.

“The successful completion of the process leading to the final letters is confirmation that the rollout of 5G technology services in Nigeria is on course.”


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