MAFAB's 5G is fully operational in Nigeria —NCC

By Williams Ago 

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) says, MAFAB Communications has been providing 5G services to it's customers in Nigeria since January 2023.

In a statement by the Director, Public Affairs, of the NCC, Reuben Muoka, debunking social media insinuation that MAFAB Communications has not rolled out services two years after it's launching, the commission called on the public to ignore the false and misleading information concerning the 5G rollout by MAFAB. 

According to Muoka, upon the issuance of the 5G licence, and in line with the rollout conditions, MAFAB publicly launched its services in Abuja on January 24, 2023, and in Lagos on January 26, 2023. 

He said that at the launch, "the services were targeted at six cities - Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna".

"The commission has continued to monitor the progress of rollout by MAFAB and has been regularly briefed about the status of infrastructure deployment for service offerings as conditioned in its operating licence,” he added.

The statement reads thus: The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to some misleading comments on social media which falsely claimed that “ MAFAB Communications, one of the companies granted Fifth Generation (5G) licences by the commission is yet to roll out the service, nearly two years after obtaining a licence, and one year after the roll-out date.”

"For a fact, MAFAB Communications is one of the two successful companies that won a 5G Licence during the globally-acclaimed transparent 5G Auction conducted by the Commission on December 13, 2021. 

"Upon fulfilling the condition of payment for the fee of $273.6 million in February 2022, the company formally received the licence on February 22, 2022", Muoka said.
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