NCC: secure 5G to be rolled out in 2021

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020, Under: News

NCC: secure 5G to be rolled out in 2021

The Nigeria Communications Commission says testing of the fifth generation mobile network shows that the use of this technology does not pose any health risks.

The commission, in a draft advisory document on the implementation of fifth generation mobile technology in Nigeria, published on Monday, said the test was conducted in six cities: Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Kano and Calabar.

The regulatory body stated that the tests were conducted in accordance with the 1998 International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Guidelines for public exposure to variable electromagnetic fields, in force at the time of proof.

He said that the results on electromagnetic radiation showed that the maximum millimeter-wave radiation at a frequency of 26 GHz is 4.3% at a distance of 5 m from the source, and 0.14% at a distance of 30 m from the source.

He added that the maximum emission at 3.5 GHz at 5 m from the source was 11.4%, and at 30 m from the source it was 1.9% of the ICNIRP 61 V / m specification for the frequency range. 2-300 GHz.
These results fall far short of the ICNIRP Public Protection Specification contained in the Guidelines and therefore assume that the use of 5G in Nigeria does not pose a public health hazard, ”the NCC said.

The regulator said that the rollout of the new network in the country will take place in two phases.

According to him, the first phase, which involves implementation based on a non-autonomous approach, will begin in 2021.

According to the NCC, the second phase, based on an autonomous approach, which is based on a new spectrum allocation, will begin in 2022.

“The ongoing race to deploy 5G networks is aimed at providing citizens with the benefits of technology while enabling the digital economy to revitalize,” he said.

The regulator said that the rollout of the new network in the country will take place in two phases.

According to him, the first phase, which involves implementation based on a non-autonomous approach, will begin in 2021.

According to the NCC, the second phase, based on an autonomous approach, which is based on a new spectrum allocation, will begin in 2022.

“The current race to deploy 5G networks is aimed at providing citizens with the benefits of technology while enabling the digital economy to revitalize,” he said.

The regulator stated that “the implementation of a 5G network will depend on the availability of sufficient radio frequency spectrum in the low, medium and high frequency bands to satisfy various use cases and applications.”

“While some of these frequencies will recently be allocated for 5G, others will need to be converted to other existing communications services,” he added.

The Commission stated that 24.25-27.5 GHz, 37-43.5 GHz, 45.5-47 GHz, 47.2-48.2 GHz and 66-71 GHz are globally recognized spectrum bands for 5G implementation.

He said the bands were available at the time and were not assigned to operators, except for the 26 GHz band, where one operator was currently allocated two slots of 2 x 28 MHz each in the old plan.

The regulator has pledged that the operator will be released and the capacity cleared in line with the new TDD plan.

Source: – Punch ng


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