Wireless networking is quickly becoming the go-to choice for companies and individuals in Nigeria as a more affordable and reliable stewardship of their communications infrastructure. It is becoming increasingly common to set up a wireless network in an office or home so as to save on costs associated with traditional wired networks.
Wireless networks also have the added advantage of being easily expandable, which gives users the ability to increase or decrease the number of nodes connected to the network without having to spend money on wiring infrastructure changes.
Additionally, as more mobile users take advantage of the cost and convenience benefits that come with the use of handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets, wireless networks give users access to data connectivity both in and out of the office.
The most popular form of wireless networking in Nigeria is undoubtedly Wi-Fi, as it is easy to set up and relatively cost-effective. With Wi-Fi, users are able to set up access points throughout their home or office, allowing multiple users to connect to the network simultaneously.
Additionally, setting up a Wi-Fi network is a much simpler process than running physical cables throughout a building, saving time and energy in the setup process.
Wireless networks also provide an extra layer of security by providing encryption protocols to protect sensitive data. The most popular form of security measures used in Nigeria for its Wi-Fi networks is the WPA2-Personal security protocol, which is both easy to setup and secure.
The NIgeria Wireless networking market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Local press reports state that Airtel Nigeria began offering 5G services in the African country. The initial phase of the 5G offering will be accessible in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt, with plans to soon expand to additional Nigerian cities. According to the telco, those consumers can access mobile services with a 5G-ready phone or tablet or fixed services with a 5G-compatible router.
Requiring 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, Airtel won the auction held by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) because it was the only bidder. Furthermore, the license for the 2×10 megahertz 2.1 GHz spectrum was recently renewed by Airtel Nigeria. Airtel Nigeria also launched Voice Over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) services in the nation earlier this year.
In the nation, rival carriers Mafab Communications and MTN Nigeria have already introduced commercial 5G services. Since going live for business, MTN Nigeria claims to have extended its 5G network to 13 cities.
At that point, MTN Nigeria had already set up 700 5G sites, and by the end of the year, it wanted to increase 5G coverage to 10% of the country’s population. In January of this year, Mafab Communications unveiled its 5G offering.
With intentions to eventually expand to Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, and Kaduna, the telecom company first introduced the service in Abuja and Lagos. After being established, Mafab Communications received a license from the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to begin operating in the mobile market and challenge MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9Mobile.
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