By Deborah Mustapha
As a result of speedy technology advancement, the fifth-generation network, 5G, has been welcomed in Nigeria to facilitate easy access to communication and effectiveness of data usage.
According to sources, Nigeria is the first country in West Africa that has carried out 5G Network trials as there are enough spectrum bands that have been identified and will be used for the deployment of the network.
The latest upgraded network launched recently by MTN in partnership with Telco giant Huawei is one of the biggest achievements any telco would boast of in Africa. Following reactions of the development, many Nigerians tweeted;
@Tacha tweeted, “5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. If you’re not alarmed about the dangers of 5G radiation to HUMANS and to the ENVIRONMENT you should be…iSAY NO TO 5G in Nigeria”.
@KennyAderoju tweeted, “I don’t know wetin we won use this 5G do, even 4G sef nah problem. I hope they don’t sell this country laslas”.
“We really have to take action n bring it down if it’s installed. We have to say no to it…#sayNOto5G”, @EpurchaseP tweeted.
“Do NOT allow 5G in Nigeria and if you have already done, so burn it”, @Femi Fani-Kayode tweeted.
@Wale Adetona tweeted, “at least on a positive note, information reaching me is that we would be having snow in Nigeria now instead of rain. 5G can cause a whole lot but I particularly love this one”.
“I wonder why we are having the 5G in Nigeria. Even the 4G we have is not complete anywhere. By the time we have 5G, that’s when we finally get 4G”, @adamechono tweeted.
Obviously with the state of Nigerians’ reactions, many are against the fifth-generation network as it will increase the frequency in all forms according to them. However, Nigerians hope for the functionality of the latest network everywhere they go after the installation.