Deploying 5G Will Migrate Nigeria into Digital Economy–CPN

NEWS DIGEST – The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) said the deployment of 5G in Nigeria is capable of fast tracking our economic growth and migrating us fully into a digital economy.

CPN added that the Deployment of 5G in Nigeria has numerous advantages which include faster internet connection, smoother user experience and huge deployment of Information Technology to drive growth and development of industries.

Its President and Secretary, Prof. Charles Uwadia, and Mr. Allwell Achumba, in a communique they jointly signed, and which The News Digest obtained, said CPN is now recommending the adoption of 5G network to Government at all levels because Nigeria will derive huge socio-economic benefits from commercial deployment of the fifth generation (5G) networks.

The communique, was issued at the end of the “2020 Virtual Information Technology (IT) Assembly,” themed, “Adoption Of 5G in Nigeria: The Technological and Regulatory Challenges”.

According to them, the new networks will come with great potentials that will boost the entire spectrum of Nigeria’s socio economic ecosystem.

They said: “Adoption of 5G network in Nigeria will bring about transformation in the country in the area of smart city, smart transportation, efficiency in medicine as well as a lot of automation in respect of our appliances and devices with respect to Internet of Things (IoT).”

The two key officials of CPN, further explained that the country will also benefit immensely from the adoption of the network in terms of faster speed, high latency and high capacity that will transform consumer and business experiences.

“The Federal Government is hereby enjoined to ensure that the cost of 5G compatible devices is affordable to Nigerian so that the citizens can benefit from the new technology.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria should declare Information Technology and Telecommunications as a critical national infrastructure to facilitate the success of the national broadband strategy,” Uwadia and Achumba said.