…. calls for improved telecommunication network in Nigeria
The member representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Unyime Idem has called on Chinese multinational technology, Hauwei Telecom Company, to partner with Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and Nigeria Mobile Telecom Operators to improve coverage of telecommunication network in Nigeria.
Hon. Idem who is the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Communications Committee stated this at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2019 at the Hung Expo, Budapest, Hungary.
The Federal lawmaker who is part of Nigeria’s government delegation to the yearly global event for governments, corporates and small and medium tech entrepreneurs lamented that lots of communities in Nigeria are under covered by telecom network due to the high cost of building base stations as well as the health implications on rural dwellers from the excessive Base Stations.
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While stating that the latest technology is air fibre which is already in use in some Asian countries, Hon. Idem added that there is a need for a partnership between the Huawei technology, the NCC and the Nigeria Mobile Telecom Operators in bringing air fibre to Nigeria to improve network coverage to local communities in the Country.
He said while 5G network is already up in some countries of the world, Nigeria is yet to fully utilize 4G network with many cities still struggling with 2G and 3G networks. He called on Nigerian Communication Commission to work closely with Nigeria Mobile Telecom Operators in Nigeria to live up to expectations by stepping up the quality of their service delivery in order to make 4G network accessible to all Nigerians to prepare grounds for the 5G network which is the latest technology that will soon be launched in Africa.
The four-day event which holds from Monday September 9 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 was formally declared open by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban.