The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has noted the presence of misleading statements circulating on social media.
The statements inaccurately assert that MAFAB Communications, one of the companies granted a Fifth Generation (5G) license by the Commission, has not yet initiated the service, despite nearly two years having passed since obtaining the license, and one year after the scheduled roll-out date.
To set the record straight, MAFAB Communications is indeed one of the two successful firms that secured a 5G license through the globally renowned and transparent 5G Auction organized by the Commission on December 13, 2021.
Following the fulfillment of the prerequisite payment of $273.6 million in February 2022, MAFAB Communications officially obtained the 5G license on February 22, 2022.
In line with the stipulated rollout conditions accompanying the issuance of the 5G license, MAFAB Communications publicly introduced its services in Abuja on January 24, 2023, and subsequently in Lagos on January 26, 2023.
The services were initially targeted at six major cities: Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, and Kaduna.
The Commission maintains its vigilance in overseeing the advancement of MAFAB’s rollout efforts. Regular updates on the status of infrastructure development for service offerings, as stipulated in its operating license, have been consistently provided to the Commission.
The public and all stakeholders are advised to disregard any incorrect or deceptive information regarding MAFAB’s 5G rollout.