Telecoms operators back FG on 5G network roll-out

January 31, 2022 0 By Admin
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria(ALTON) has thrown their weight behind plans by the federal government to kick-off 5G Network in the Country
According to them the rumour making the rounds that there is a likelihood of interference between the aviation industry and 5G network frequency is very low.
As they maintained  there is no greater risk of interference with 5G networks than there is with any of the existing transmissions taking place in the frequencies adjacent to those used by radio-altimeters.
Their position was that , “The context in Nigeria is different. The guard band that exists between the spectrum frequencies allocated by the NCC for 5G services and those allocated to the aviation industry remains in the region of 400MHz, in line with the guidelines instituted by the National Frequency Management Council, the government agency responsible for sectoral allocation of spectrum and the NCC.“
Thus their summation that  there is no greater risk of interference with 5G networks than there is with any of the existing transmissions taking place in the frequencies adjacent to those used by radio-altimeters.”
The Telecoms Association therefore stressed that appreciates the concerns of some  industry stakeholders,hinting that Nigerians are not the only ones  expressing the fears as same debate is  ongoing  in the United States  over the risk of interference between 5G networks and aviation equipment.
However,It noted that mobile networks, just like radio, TV and other broadcast services, operate using bands of spectrum (frequency ranges) that are allocated by the government to allow the transmission of different services,adding that frequency clashes would be very low.Not that it would be non existence.