The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said MAFAB Communications, has launched its Fifth Generation(5G) services in the country.
The NCC made the clarification on Wednesday in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka in Abuja.
TheFact Daily notes that this confirmation came following remarks that the company was “yet to roll out the services, nearly two years after obtaining a licence, and one year after the roll-out date”.
However, NCC has urged the public and all stakeholders to ignore the said information concerning the 5G rollout by MAFAB.
The telecom regulator said MAFAB Communications is one of the two successful companies that won a 5G Licence during the globally acclaimed transparent 5G Auction conducted by the Commission on December 13, 2021.
The commission added that upon fulfilling the condition of payment for the fee of $273.6 million in February 2022, the company formally received the licence on February 22, 2022.
NCC further stated that, consequent upon the issuance of the 5G licence, and in line with the rollout conditions, MAFAB publicly launched its services in Abuja on January 24, 2023, and in Lagos on January 26, 2023. At launch, the services were targeted at six cities – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, and Kaduna.
“The Commission has continued to monitor the progress of rollout by MAFAB and has been regularly briefed about the status of infrastructure deployment for service offerings as conditioned in its operating licence,”.