BrandEscortNews— Leading telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria has assured Nigerians that the adoption of 5G technology would accelerate operational efficiencies for businesses in the country.
Mrs Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria, made the assertion at the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) August Breakfast meeting in Lagos.
MTN on Wednesday announced plans to roll out the 5G trial service in seven cities; Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Maiduguri and Owerri.
Saint-Nwafor said 90 per cent of addressable market for 5G spanned six key industries; manufacturing, government, energy/utilities, healthcare, media/entertainment and transportation/logistics.
She said for businesses, 5G provided total independence from public network, high and reserved capacity, enhanced indoor and outdoor coverage and high level of security and control to access service infrastructure equipment, systems and services.
She stated that 5G was designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects and devices via increased speed, low latency, higher capacity and innovation.
She noted that the future of business was hinged on use of artificial intelligence for decision making, smart offices and high connectivity via 5G.
“5G is poised to offer innovation that would change our lives.
“It would engender smart manufacturing, smart metering and maintenance, smart cities, better route and traffic management, enhanced experience and breakthrough in tele-health.
“Particularly for manufacturing, it would enable automation for production and factory operations, allow remote monitoring and inspection, reduce operational costs and drive competitiveness,” she said.