Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has called for regulations and successful deployment of 5G network to foster economic development.
Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the call on the side-lines of a workshop themed “Future of Industry, Driving Innovation and Growth’’ organised by Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) in collaboration with NCC in Abuja.
The workshop brought together leaders from across the telecommunications industry and policymakers to discuss future regulations in the industry and push for consensus on reforms.
“The telecom industry is a key enabler of productivity across economies and societies.
“It is not only a significant contributor to economic activities of a Nation, but also towards the growth of other sectors of the economy.
“The proposed 5G networks are the next generation of connectivity in the telecommunications industry, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smart phones and other devices than ever before,’’ he said.
He further added that it was of necessity that issues of telecommunications be taken seriously to foster innovation and growth in the industry.
Danbatta noted that the factors hindering growth in the sector were policies, regulations and performance of networks and called for adequate measures to address them.
Concise learned that the 5G network is expected to support a significantly faster mobile broadband speed and heavier data usage than previous generations while enabling full potential of the internet of things.