The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has allayed fears of the general public over recent misleading materials on social media alleging links between Coronavirus (Covid-19) and fifth generation (5G) networks.
A statement by NCC’s director, Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu stated that there is no correlation between 5G Technology and COVID-19, adding that 5G is an advancement on today’s 4G technology designed to transform the world positively.
He also said there is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment. “The NCC back in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.
“The trial among others was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present. Relevant stakeholders including members of the security agencies were invited to participate during the trial.
“The NCC will continue to maintain its policy of technology neutrality and will continue to encourage Service providers to deploy the best technology that will meet the needs of the society in a secured and friendly manner,” he stated.