Nigeria’s newest telecom operator, Mcom (MAFAB Communications), has launched its 5G network service for Nigerians.
This was unveiled at an event held in Abuja, Nigeria. The event doubled as the unveiling event of its new logo and brand name, Mcom.
The 5G network service is not accessible to users yet, however, the date for it’s commercial launch will be disclosed in the near future.
A Word From MAFAB’s Chairman
Expressing his elated feeling, Chairman and founder of MAFAB Musbahu Bashir said;
“As the second operator to launch 5G in Nigeria, Mcom expects more coverage for Nigerians and acceleration of broadband services”.
Bashir also shared the deployment will commence in six cities; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, and Kaduna. Timeline for other states will be shared at a later date.
Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Thought On The New 5G
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the state’s commissioner for science and technology, Hakeem Fahm, applauded MAFAB for the 5G launch.
“I am now very much optimistic that we will achieve resounding success because of the opportunity that MAFAB 5G network represents,” Sanwo-Olu said.
MAFAB Communications Limited was established July 8 2020. The network the company claims it provides and operates local Interconnect and International carries services, however, there is no information about client’s on its website.
Mcom (MAFAB Communications) is headed by Musbahu Muhammad Bashir, who is also the chairman of the Althani Group. Althani Group is an Abuja-based holding company that oversees a group of companies, Eman Homes and Estate, Althani Investment Limited, Salam Takaful Insurance, and MAFAB Communications.
To successfully roll out this 5G network, the company said it will rely on partnering and sharing existing telecom infrastructure to achieve nationwide coverage. Although it didn’t disclose how much investment it has made in physical infrastructure.
It would leverage the national roaming strategy to ensure voice services across cities for its voice services.
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