Abuja— Mafab Communications, one of the three firms that won the bid for the 5G 3.5GHz Spectrum licences, rolled out its services for Nigerians on Tuesday, January 24.
The company also used the opportunity of the launch of its 5G services to unveil a brand-new logo for the company which it said heralds the dawn of a new era of infinite possibilities which the technology offers.
Mushabu Bashir, Chairman of Mafab Communications, said at the launch event:
“The rollout of Mafab 5G network is the beginning of immense opportunities for the country as it represents Nigeria’s capabilities and infinite possibilities.”
“The prospect of increased job opportunities as a consequence of the value-chain benefits the technology will generate and offer is the dream we have all gathered here to launch today.”
Bashir further listed the enormous opportunities which the network promises for Nigeria. He said:
“5G network will usher into this country a wide array of business opportunities, wherein various business outfits will expand their frontiers with operational ease and speed, especially in the fields of education, medical sciences, engineering, security, businesses like the banking sector, SMEs, smart cities, transportation, entertainment which will not benefit only urban areas but also meet our long-term goal of ensuring that even people in rural areas and villages also enjoy benefits of this amazing technology.”
The Mafab Chairman reiterated that
“It is no secret that the countries that are able to provide their citizens with the latest network infrastructure which the 5G technology represents, will also be the ones that will thrive in the coming years.
“They will be the ones that will stay competitive and the ones who will lead in innovation in addition to bringing socio-economic benefits to their citizens. And so, I can declare that with the 5G infrastructure, Nigeria will surely be a head ahead of many other countries, especially in Africa. Indeed, with the 5G network, our future as a people and as a country is remarkably bright.”
Adebayo Onigbanjo, Mafab’s Communications Spokesperson, while unveiling the company’s new logo said:
“as an operator born in the data age, Mafab will aim to serve our customers and the country by maximizing the value of the digital technology.
“While 5G brings a lot of excitement about fast downloads, low latency and high speeds, our promise is ubiquitous data for Nigeria Broadband is now an essential requirement and our data native network aims to deliver this to Nigerians.
“We believe in empowering Nigerians to take advantage of this new paradigm by working with the tech ecosystem, creators, SMEs, Small and medium sized businesses and our corporate enterprises to enable Nigeria maximize the data play.”
Speaking also at the event, Professor Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy posited that the Launch of the 5G network in Nigeria would see us as having the largest Fifth Generation (5G) coverage in Africa. He further highlighted some of the numerous benefits the 5G network will bring to Nigeria and Nigerians.
On his part, Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, said the Federal Government under President Muhammed Buhari has created a pro-investment and pro-innovation environment which has seen the emergence of Mafab Communications and with its entrance into the Nigerian market is set to even making it more accessible.
The 5G technology is not just a mobile network but represents a new culture, in a new era of connectivity where billions of devices exchange data and instill intelligence in our everyday life. It creates new, intelligent systems; and it can help to develop new advanced manufacturing models.
Mafab Communications Limited is a telecommunication company incorporated on July 8, 2020, and licensed by NCC to provide and operate local interconnect and international carrier services.
Against all odds, the company widely described in the media as a telecom under-dog emerged as one of the winners of the keenly contested 3.5GHz Spectrum licences in December 2021.
With the rollout of its 5G network services, the company reinstated that it is fully committed to bringing the benefits of 5G technology to Nigeria and Nigerians through deploying its brand-new network to drive economic and business developments with increased broadband capabilities nationwide.