MTN Nigeria Becomes First in West Africa to Conduct Trial of 5G Technology


The management of MTN Nigeria Communications PLC is pleased to announce that it has successfully conducted a trial of 5G technology and applications. MTN Nigeria is the first Mobile Network Operator in West Africa to do so. This is the result of a strong collaboration between the Ministry of Communications Technology and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN Nigeria and its partners.

5G offers tremendous benefits in terms of speed, latency (fewer delays), efficiency and security. This trial offers a unique opportunity for MTN Nigeria to explore 5G use-cases and applications in Nigeria, and we are excited about its potential for our country.

Check out pictures from the 5G Technology trial here –

In addition to the bandwidth increase for seamless video streaming or them next social application playground, 5G technology supports real-time, ultra-reliable communication between massive numbers of devices. It creates vast possibilities in innovation and transformation, and will immensely improve the quality of living, as users gain a better experience of services and Technology in general – From Financial services, healthcare, education, and even public service delivery to more leisurely purposes, such as video streaming services, gaming and even self-driving cars.

Commenting during the demo, Ferdi Moolman, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria said “Pushing boundaries to easier when your aspirations are supported by likeminded people. We are able to achieve this Feat because of The support and guidance of The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and the Nigerian Communications Commission who provided the trial spectrum used for this. We are grateful for our partners, customers and everyone who made it possible. Today’s success underlines the fact that we are good together. MTN Nigeria is proudly putting Nigeria on the 5G technology map, as we continue to invest in technology solutions to meet the wide needs of our customers.”

Following the successful demonstration in Abuja, the 5G-demo will be run in Calabar, Lagos and four other cities across the country utilizing trial spectrum allocated to MTN Nigeria by the NCC.