Halt Deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) Network in Nigeria - Senate To FG
Posted 4 months ago
On Wednesday, May 19, the senate urged the federal government to stop the deployment of 5G network in Nigeria for time being.
This is as a result of the consideration of the report of the joint Senate Committee on Communications, Science and Technology, ICT, Cyber Crime and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases on the "Status of 5G network in Nigeria and its impact on Nigerian citizens."
The committee urged the Nigerian Communications commission (NCC), in collaboration with the cellular network Operators (MNOs), Federal Ministry of health,, Federal Ministry of surroundings, and the Nigeria Centre for disease manage (NCDC) amongst others to locally perform a scientific experimental look at over a length of approximately six months to ascertain if a correlation exists among 5G networks and public health.
The chairman of the joint committee, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos) admonished that it should first be studied to ascertain actual cost implications for their implementation.
"This period of ground preparation is expected to be utilized to complete feasibility studies for the various broadband projects in order to ascertain actual cost implications for their implementation, complete sustainability plans, provide enabling environment including free-Right of Way (RoW); tax waivers, sustainable power supply, improve security of men, materials and equipment, eliminate multiple regulations and charges, recognize telecommunications infrastructure as public utility infrastructure; and engender public trust and confidence".