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Why 5G network has not reached anywhere in Nigeria yet – Minister

Bosun Tijani, Nigeria's Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, said fifth generation (5G) networks exist in Nigeria, but the infrastructure to support them is not everywhere in the country.

Tijani said this as a guest on Channels Television's Tuesday edition of Politics Today.

When asked if 5G exists in Nigeria, he said, “In some places it does.” “The infrastructure to promote 5G is not available nationwide.

“So when you subscribe to 5G and you move to a place where the infrastructure can't support it, of course the quality will go down. 5G is present in Nigeria and there are carriers with licenses.”

On how much it costs to lay fiber optic cables across Nigeria, Tijani said: “Currently, the distance is about 35 to 40 kilometers, and the goal is to reach 95,000 kilometers. It will cost about $1.5 billion to $2 billion to wire the entire line,” Nigeria. ”

The Minister said that under his leadership, the Ministry is hopeful of achieving the goal of telegraphing Nigeria in the first four years of this administration.

He said the current government wants to connect schools, hospitals, government offices and other important places with fiber cables.

Once that happens, he explained, there will be changes in public service delivery.

Source: guardian.ng

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