The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a statement to address rumors circulating on social media regarding the 5G rollout by MAFAB Communications. According to the statement signed by Reuben Muoka, the Director of Public Affairs at NCC, MAFAB successfully obtained a 5G license during the highly acclaimed transparent 5G Auction conducted by the Commission on December 13, 2021.

The Commission clarified that MAFAB fulfilled the condition of payment for the license fee, amounting to $273.6 million, in February 2022. As a result, the company officially received the license on February 22, 2022.

In line with the rollout conditions, MAFAB publicly launched its 5G services in Abuja on January 24, 2023, and in Lagos on January 26, 2023. The initial launch targeted six cities, including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, and Kaduna.

NCC emphasized that it has been closely monitoring MAFAB’s rollout progress and has received regular updates on the infrastructure deployment for their service offerings, as required by the operating license.

The Commission urged the public and all stakeholders to disregard any false or misleading information regarding MAFAB’s 5G rollout, as the company has successfully met the necessary requirements and commenced its services as planned.

“The public and all stakeholders should ignore the false and misleading information concerning the 5G rollout by MAFAB.”

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