Minister-designate for Communications and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, says government has no intentions of activating the use of the Fifth Generation (5G) network in the country.
Addressing concerns raised by a section of the Ghanaian populace over the high radiation effects associated with the 5G network, Mrs Ursula Ekuful, speaking to the Parliamentary Vetting Committee on Monday, noted there were no plans to have the network rolled-out in Ghana and if there were, the various stakeholders would have been engaged to look into its implementation.
The minister-designate allayed public fears of government approving the activation of the 5G network by telecommunication companies in the country.
“Mr Chairman, there are a lot of myths surrounding 5G most of which are untrue. Ghana is far away from rolling-out 5G but if however approved, there would discussions with stakeholders about its implementation,” she said.
5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything including machines, objects, and devices.
5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and a more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved efficiency empower new user experiences and connect new industries.