The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday at the ongoing AfricaNXT conference in Lagos, highlighted some of the benefits that will come from the Fifth Generation (5G) network rollout to corporate organisations and digitally inclined citizens.
While urging businesses and corporations in Nigeria to leverage the high-speed, capacity and low latency features of 5G when finally rolled out later this year, the NCC expressed optimism that 5G services will drastically reduce unemployment in Nigeria if stakeholders partner with willing internet-compliant Nigerians on various projects ahead of 5G deployment.
At a panel session titled “Built to Last: Hardcoding Resilience into the DNA of your Business, discussants invited revealed that the financial institution, as well as others, have created digital work tools and employment opportunities by partnering with result-oriented individuals on various financially-rewarding tech projects, products and solutions based on 5G.
Participants reasoned that organisations that wish to retain talents who no longer want to be full-time employees can be engaged to work remotely and deliver results by leveraging the world of possibilities that will be unleashed by next-gen technologies such as 5G.
Objectively, panelists and participants believe that these smart contracts enabled by robust connectivity that comes with 5G, will reduce unemployment and ensure continuous socio-economic development in Nigeria.
Indeed, the 5G services in Nigeria which will bring about a new generation of internet services through its high speed and ultra-low latency capability will provide the resilient technology and platforms to make Nigeria an early adopter of Materverse, which is expected to birth a renaissance in industrial and social relations.