NCC says Nigeria needs 80,000 base stations for IoT

Tuesday 2 May 2017 | 10:11 CET | News
Nigeria needs at least 70,000 to 80,000 telecommunication base stations to make the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality by using 4G and 5G networks, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Executive Vice Chairman Umar Garba Danbatta said the country currently has fewer than 50,000 base stations. The 3G, LTE and forthcoming 5G networks are going to usher the country into smart applications, the IoT, smart world and smart cities, he said.

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