MTN Nigeria test runs 5G in Calabar

The 5G trial kicked off with a launch in Abuja on Monday this week
MTN Nigeria test runs 5G in Calabar

MTN Nigeria’s 5G innovation test train has moved to Calabar. The pan-African telecoms company announced this via its official Twitter handle.

The 5G trial kicked off with a launch in Abuja on Monday this week.

The event was attended by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami, the ICT Infrastructure provider, Huawei, and other communications and technology stakeholders.

The highpoint of the Abuja event was the demonstration of the cutting-edge technology in virtual reality, gaming, 3D holographic communication and video conferencing at a test tube designed to show proof of concept. 

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Photo credit: Twitter / MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria partnered with the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology and Digital Economy, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Huawei (Abuja), ZTE (Calabar) and Ericsson (Lagos) to exhibit the proficiencies and potentials of 5G in driving economic growth and social inclusion.

“This is a historic moment for us as it means new possibilities for Nigeria and Nigerians. This innovation has definitely made us hungry for more.” an MTN Representative said.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami said that the new innovation is very critical to Nigeria’s economy as a result of numerous advantages like the issue of latency, speed, and digital revolution.

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The 5G test is slated to run for three months on the trial spectrum allocated by NCC. This is to ensure that it is efficient and sustained. 


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