The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed the roll out of 5G services by MAFAB Communications.
The Commission said that 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.
According to Reuben Muoka, Director Public Affairs of the Commission, 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.
Muoka , further stated that 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, adding, “At launch, the services were targeted at six cities – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna.”
He said 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.
He therefore urged the public and all stakeholders to ignore the false and misleading information concerning the 5G rollout by MAFAB.