In this concluding piece in the series, some more of the benefits derivable from the deployment of 5G networks in Nigeria, as highlighted by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, will be looked into.
5G will open up the rural communities
Deployment of the 5G network in Nigeria and Indeed, many Africa countries, is capable of providing better connectivity to rural communities, thus, opening these communities up and allowing more people to start businesses from home and opening up opportunities there.
5G will enable mobile network operators lower their overheads
The deployment of 5G networks, enables a shift, from hardware to a software-based network environment.
This shift will bring about lower overheads for mobile network operators.
The resultant savings from this will, in turn, be passed on to business customers, in form of reduced pricing of services provided to them by these mobile network operators.
5G deployment will enable businesses own their private network
5G networks deployment, enables network slicing, which makes it possible for businesses to own their own private 5G network, precisely set up according to its specific business needs.
5G networks deployment will, certainly, have much greater capacity, across a much wider range of spectrums, but that space, will be used, more intelligently, assigning only the resources necessary for each application.
5G deployment is sure to improve the quality of experience by telecom users
Generally, Quality of Experience, (QoE), by users of telecoms, will improve significantly with 5G, just as there has been improvement in speed and user experience, from the evolutionary shift from 1G, 2G,3G and the current 4G in the country.
5G networks deployment will enable the springing up of smart cities that work
The deployment of the 5G networks, will enable us have connected cities, known as smart cities.
With this, will come other connected products, services and infrastructure.
In the area of transport and infrastructure, for instance, we would have Smart cars, car to car communications, smart parking, traffic decongestion and smart grids amongst others.
5G networks deployment is set to make our lives easier for us to live
With the 5G networks deployment, we can have large scale events, with thousands of users connected.
It will enable us have improved residential connections, smart energy and smart homes, e-health for health care and hospitals. Smart farms, Smart utilities, Remote management and Multi hop.
Features of 5G:
The features of the 5G networks that makes it inevitable for us deploy include the following:
- Faster response time
- Very high capacity
- More software options to upgrade
- Ubiquitous connectivity
- Wide range of applications
- Speed up to 10Gbit/s
- Virtually ‘0’ latency
- 100 times more devices.
Benefits of 5G to Internet of Things
The benefits of 5G networks to Internet of Things include the following:
- Deep coverage – to reach challenging locations.
- Ultra low energy- 10+ years of battery life.
- Ultra-low complexity- 10s bits per second.
- Ultra-low high density -1 million nodes per km2.
In conclusion, technology keeps evolving, from period to period and humanity has come a long way, from the stone age era to now.
As these technologies are improved on and adopted in other climes, Nigeria should not shy away from taking advantage of the benefits accruing from them.
Nigeria should, therefore, prepare to embrace the deployment of the 5G networks in our clime, albeit, taking all the necessary precautions to do so in a safe manner.
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