Home Big Story Watch | LASU forum says ‘5G fit to go live in Nigeria’

Watch | LASU forum says ‘5G fit to go live in Nigeria’

Watch | LASU forum says ‘5G fit to go live in Nigeria’
251
0


A Lagos State University (LASU) forum Thursday concluded that 5G wireless technology is fit to go live in Nigeria as it poses no health hazard to users.

According to the forum, 5G is also not linked to COVID-19 otherwise known as Coronavirus as speculated in several conspiracy theories, hence Nigeria stands to gain more from the possibilities that the wireless technology can offer diverse sectors of the economy.

Yesterday, speakers at the 5th Virtual Lecture held on the theme, “5G Communication Network and Covid-19 Pandemic: The Myths and The Realities” drew the fit-to-roll conclusion for 5G in Nigeria.

The challenge is for Nigerians to now return to their State Governors to embrace the growing trend among States cutting down right of way charges imposed on telcos, to enable them to deploy optical fiber links that will promote broadband expansion nationwide, Badaru says.

lasu-5g-nigeria-forum
A Lagos State University (LASU) forum Thurday concluded that 5G wireless technology is fit to go live in Nigeria as it poses no health hazard to users.

The chief host of the event was Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun (SAN), Vice-chancellor of LASU that include speakers like Professor I.P. Farai, Professor of Radiation and Health Physics, University of Ibadan; Professor Abdulfatai Balogun, Director, Radiation Monitoring and Protection Services, LASU; Dr. Toyin Enikuomehin, HoD, Computer Science, LASU and Mr. Shina Badaru, Founder, Technology Times was moderated by Professor Olumuyiwa Odusanya, Director, Research & Innovation, LASU. It also attracted online participants across Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

Speaking at the event, Badaru says that at Q1, 2020, Nigeria’s telecoms official market figures showed that the market crossed 189,282,796 live phone connections representing 99.16% penetration; 136,203,231 Internet connections and 76,163,674 broadband connections representing 39.90% spread across the country.

The challenge is for Nigerians to now return to their State Governors to embrace the growing trend among States cutting down right of way charges imposed on telcos, to enable them to deploy optical fiber links that will promote broadband expansion nationwide, Badaru says.

(251)

KV Free Directory AD
Technology Times Staff News and Reports from Technology Times Newsroom. Call/SMS/ WhatsApp: +234 815 7000 100

We want to hear from you...