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According to Ericsson, 5G will hasten economic digitalization

According to Hossam Kandeel, vice president of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, fifth-generation technology (5G) would further facilitate the digitization of Nigeria’s economy.

When the company’s global leadership team recently visited the nation, he made this revelation.

He added that information and communication technology facilitates economic growth.

He claims that Nigeria has a significant ICT market in sub-Saharan Africa and is well-equipped in terms of skill and resources.

“I believe Nigeria to be an extremely important market in Sub-Saharan Africa and it really sits on a lot of capabilities, whether on people or resources, and the ICT industry is a big enabler of the development of the economy and the power of the people to help themselves to learn,” said Kandeel.

“I am pleased that Nigeria debuted 5G in September, which is a crucial step in advancing the digitalisation of the economy.

He contends that although Nigeria’s ICT sector is already developed, the nation’s ICT objectives are limitless and would only result in additional development in the future.

According to a statement released by Ericsson, the company’s recent visit of a global team to the nation was in keeping with its commitment to using connectivity and technology to accelerate digitalization across the continent, support sustainable development, and advance the economy.

It claimed that key topics in the nation’s communication industry were discussed in depth with Nigeria’s communication service providers, stakeholders, and officials during the visit.

It continued by emphasizing the promise of 5G, cloud computing, and Industry 4.0 technologies as well as the part connectivity plays in furthering the nation’s digital agenda.

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