The Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) has recommended the adoption of 5G Networks to government at all levels and therefore seeks accelerated deployment in Nigeria.
The decision was jointly reach at the annual CPN Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly themed “Adoption Of 5G in Nigeria: The
Technological and Regulatory Challenges”.
According to the body, Nigeria will derive huge socio-economic benefits from commercial deployment of the fifth generation (5G) networks. The new networks will come with great potentials that will boost the entire spectrum of Nigeria’s socio economic ecosystem.
CPN noted that the deployment of 5G in Nigeria is capable of fast tracking our economic growth and migrating us fully into a digital economy.
“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.”
CPN says the 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).
Furthermore, CPN stated that Nigeria 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 because the difference between all other existing generations of technologies such as 2G, 3G and 4G lies in speed and data capacity.
“Provision of good and adequate supply of power will enable the citizenry to enjoy the benefits of 5G network and derive huge socio-economic benefits from commercial deployment of the fifth generation (5G) networks.
CPN tasked Federal Government on intensifying its efforts in addressing the power challenges in the country.
“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
“Governments at various levels should also intensify their efforts to embrace
Information Technology with its attendant potentials of facilitating governance and eradicating corruption in the country
“The complete adoption of Information Technology as well as migration of Government operations from manual to digital will make the country to conform with the benchmark of Government operations in the 21st century”, CPN stated.
The annual CPN Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly is a yearly gathering of Information Technology practitioners in Nigeria and Diaspora with the objective of discussing and strategizing on emergent issues in Information Technology in order to come out with recommendations and decisions that will impact positively on the industry and the nation.