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IT News Nigeria 2020 industry outlook: Developing right regulatory framework for 5G rollout huge task before NCC

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Developing the right regulatory framework for 5G rollout in Nigeria will present one of the biggest challenges and tasks for apex industry watchdog, Nigerian Communications Commission in the 2020.

IT News Nigeria understands that the fast pace, large-scale rollout of 5G and other advances globally, 2020 will likely be an important year for the telecoms industry and strong oversight will play a critical part. Opportunities abound for operators that can stay close to their customers, capitalize on industry innovations, and successfully navigate the regulatory landscape.

And NCC’s Chief executive officer, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta well acknowledge this fact. According to him,  “in line with our participatory regulation approach, we will consult widely with stakeholders in developing the right regulatory framework for 5G rollout in Nigeria. We are not oblivious of the global concerns around 5G network security vulnerabilities and we will be working with our parent Ministry and security agencies to develop measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks”.

Telecoms service providers are beginning to target enterprises for 5G applications in industries such as health care like telemedicine solutions, education like distance learning, and manufacturing, retail, and transportation. Operators can also use 5G to enable private networks. Increasingly, many enterprise applications will also rely on 5G to support industry wide computing and associate applications. By enabling data aggregation and processing, companies can achieve bandwidth savings while also reducing latency and improving reliability.

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