Nigeria signs the Global Act for the Adoption of 6G Technology
Nigeria has Signed the Global Act for the adoption of Sixth Generation Technology (6G Technology) and other facilities related to radio and telecommunication in a bid to be part of the global community and take advantage of the benefits of emerging technologies.
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Among those who attended the conference on behalf of Nigeria were Dr Aminu Maida, the Executive Vice Chairman, of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)and the Managing Director of Nigerian Communication Satelite Limited (NigComSat Ltd), Mrs Jane Egerton-Idehen and others.
The act was signed on behalf of Nigeria at the recently concluded World Radio Conference (WRC) 2023, by the Minister of Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani.
The WRC-2023 which was just concluded is a global inter-governmental treaty conference that is held every three to four years by the International Telecommunication Union, an international organization that is affiliated with the United Nations.
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The ITU as quoted by the Public Affairs Director of NCC, Mr Reuben Muoka said that “the agreement to update radio regulation identifies new spectrum resources to support technical innovation, deepen global connectivity, Increase access to and equitable use of Space-based Radio resources and enhance safety at the sea, in air and on land.”
The conference also identified a new frequency for non-geostationary fixed satellite service earth station in motion that will provide high-speed broadband onboard aircraft, vessels, trains and vehicles. These satellite services are also critical following disasters where local communication infrastructure is damaged.”
“Provisions were also included to protect aircraft and ships mobile service stations located at international airspace and waters from other stations within a country’s territory.”
Dr. Tijina the leader of the delegates thanked the Nigerian delegates for the sacrifices which they made for the benefit of the country’s future and also went ahead to enjoin them to start adequate preparations for subsequent conferences to preserve the country’s interest.”
According to Dr Aminu Maida, “the agreement reached at this year’s conference will provide valuable spectrum resources that will benefit the commission’s stakeholders and also ordinary Nigerians by enhancing the service quality and bridging the digital gap in rural areas.”
“These outcomes align with Nigeria’s overall objectives and the Honorable Minister’s Strategic Plan for the Ministry particularly on expanding broadband connectivity, in harmony with the global transition to 5G and future 6G technologies, as well as improving quality of experience and providing equitable access to all Nigerians.”