Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has further instructed Nigerians on the benefits of the controversial fifth-generation 5G mobile network for their lives, business, economy and general well-being.
The commission said the country cannot escape 5G while the rest of the world is leaving it behind.
The NCC, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Thursday, said it was working with various stakeholders currently in developing a policy document that will provide political direction and direction for the implementation of 5G in the country, adding that “We have passed 0% at 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G. The next frontier is 5G.”
In its list of benefits, the Commission explained that 5G is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G networks, allowing for a new type of network designed to connect virtually everyone, including machines, objects and devices.
He further explains: “5G wireless technology aims to deliver higher data rates, ultra-low latency, increased reliability, high network capacity, increased availability, and a more consistent user experience for multiple users.
“5G has the potential to deliver 20x faster data rates and carries large amounts of data for large numbers of concurrent users. Therefore, users in high-density areas, such as airports, stadiums, or urban areas, may still experience the high speeds and low latency of 5G service.
“As the world increasingly replaces household items with” smart devices “that connect to the Internet, also known as the Internet of Things, this network capacity will be critical. 5G will be able to handle more than 2.5 million devices. connected per square mile 5G is a 4G transformation change.
“5G will improve technological development thanks to the extremely high transfer rate of large amounts of data. In general, it allows interconnected devices for instant communication. This is a new connected world of “smart cities” made possible by 5G networks.
“5G is extremely fast: it supports data transfer rates of up to 20 Gbit / s, if supported by a solid fiber infrastructure. Also, delays in wireless data drop to a millisecond. This opens up the potential for more driverless cars, where large amounts of life-saving data need to be transferred almost instantly.
“The 5G network is designed to carry data up to 10 times faster than 4G networks. This means that HD movies can be downloaded in seconds.
“5G reaches 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). 5G is 10 to x100 faster than 4G. The use of shorter frequencies (millimeter waves between 30GHz and 300GHz) for 5G networks is the reason why 5G is so fast.
“5G has been commercially distributed and in use in some countries. As with previous technologies, the International Commission for Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation (ICNIRP) has classified 5G radiation as non-ionizing and therefore safe for humans.
“5G represents the future. While we have made tremendous progress since the arrival of the Global Mobile Communication System (GSM) in Nigeria, 5G will be the foundation for future communications.
“Consistent with GSMA’s policy position on the 5G spectrum,” 5G is expected to support significantly higher mobile broadband speeds and lower latencies than in previous generations, while enabling the full potential of the Internet of Things. . ”
“5G will revolutionize and transform our way of life. From education to agriculture, from security to entertainment and governance in general. As for education, 5G will transform our educational system. The availability of a fast wireless network will allow virtual learning.
“For our educators, 5G will allow them to reimagine what is possible inside and outside their classrooms. The ability to download high-quality documentaries and feature films in seconds, host a guest speaker via holograms, or tutor students in near real time will speak to a Nigeria using 5G technology.
“Artificial intelligence (AI) is destined to revolutionize healthcare. 5G will make it easier to determine the potential diagnosis and decide the best treatment plan.
“By switching to 5G networks, healthcare organizations can use the artificial intelligence tools they need to provide the best care possible, wherever they are in the hospital or clinic.
“5G will support companies’ innovative ambitions and create new markets, transform supply chain management, and create smarter and more efficient production. It is also a key platform for the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT), the number from devices that collect data transmitted and shared over the Internet.
“Studies have shown that by the end of 2020 more than half of all startups will depend on IoT to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and increase profits. However, many of the innovations that 5G technology will literally fuel may not yet is available, especially in Nigeria.5G is essential for IoT to realize its unlimited potential.
“5G will allow us to transmit, download, and upload large amounts of data at a much faster rate than is currently available. This means high-definition video, either from TV or via video conference. In addition, 5G is designed to facilitate broad range of new applications for wireless technologies.
“Autonomous cars and drones will be able to send and receive information about the surrounding environment almost immediately and safely, allowing them to operate safely.
“Immersive and augmented virtual realities will become increasingly viable experiences as the large amounts of data associated with HD graphics and external data processing can be transferred between devices quickly and accurately.
“Artificial intelligence can help predict which patients are most likely to have postoperative complications, allowing health systems to provide early interventions when necessary.
“Mobile augmented reality (AR) shopping experiences will revolutionize retail, as customers will be able to view products in a local environment. In-store, AR will allow shoppers to see more information about a product by simply pointing their phone.
“A key advantage of 5G would be to help companies work faster and more efficiently, in turn, saving costs and increasing revenue.
“Many countries are looking for 5G to better connect rural communities, allowing more people to start businesses from home and open opportunities.
“Moving from hardware to a software-based network environment will result in lower overall costs for mobile operators. These savings, in turn, can be passed on to commercial customers.
“With the network outage, it will be possible for a company to own its own private 5G network, precisely configured according to its specific business needs. 5G will certainly have a much greater capacity in a much wider range of spectra, but it will also use that space in a smarter way, allocating only the necessary resources for each application.
“Overall, the quality of experience (QoE) of telecom users will improve significantly with 5G, as has there been an improvement in speed and user experience since the evolutionary transition of 1G, 2G, 3G and Actual 4G. in the country.
“What 5G Will Do: With 5G we would have connected cities. In the transportation and infrastructure sector, we would have, among other things, smart machines, machine-to-machine communications, smart parking, traffic decongestion, and smart grids.
“We can organize large-scale events with thousands of connected users. Improved residential connections, smart energy and smart homes, electronic health for healthcare and hospitals. Smart farm, Smart utilities, Remote management and Multi hop.
Faster response times
Very high capacity
· Other software options to upgrade
Wide range of applications
Speeds up to 10 Gbit / s
Virtually latency “0”
100 times more devices.
Advantages of 5G for the Internet of Things:
Deep coverage: to reach difficult places.
Ultra-low power: more than 10 years of battery life.
Ultra low complexity: 10 bits per second.
· Very low density -1 million knots per km2. “