NCC Advocates Collaborative Measures for Safe 6G Deployment


The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has emphasized the need for collaboration, innovation, and pre-emptive action within the telecom industry to address emerging risks associated with the imminent deployment of 6G technology.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida, made the call while speaking at the two-day Telecoms Industry Risk Management conference held in Lagos under the theme, “Evolution and Future Risk Management in the Telecoms Industry: Harnessing Emerging Technologies and Trends.”

Represented by the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, at the commission, Mr. Ubale Maska, Maida stressed the increasing importance of effective risk management in navigating the dynamic landscape of evolving technologies.

“Today, we stand at the crossroads of tradition and transformation, where emerging technologies and trends present both unprecedented opportunities and challenges,” he said.

Acknowledging the advancements of 5G networks, which have expanded the attack surface due to the proliferation of connected devices and denser network infrastructure, Dr. Maida underscored the importance of looking ahead to the potential challenges posed by 6G technology.

Maida highlighted the significance of adopting proactive measures to ensure the smooth integration of 6G technology.

“With promises of even faster speeds, lower latency, and groundbreaking applications, 6G has the potential to revolutionize the way we experience connectivity,” Dr. Maida stated.

However, he cautioned that along with these advancements come new cybersecurity threats that must be addressed.

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Dr. Maida also highlighted the looming prospect of 7G technology, emphasizing the need for collaboration, innovation, and a proactive approach to anticipate and manage risks associated with future generations of wireless technology.

He emphasized the importance of considering the implications of emerging technologies such as quantum technologies, advanced artificial intelligence, and blockchain in developing robust risk management strategies.

The NCC boss reaffirmed the commission’s commitment to fostering an environment that encourages innovation while prioritizing the security and stability of telecom infrastructure.

He stressed the necessity for collaborative efforts among regulators and industry players to share best practices and implement comprehensive risk management strategies.

The Head of Corporate Planning, Strategies, and Risk Management at NCC, Mr. Kelechi Nwankwo, highlighted the convergence of diverse technological advancements in the telecom industry, noting both the opportunities and risks they present.

Nwankwo emphasized the collective responsibility of stakeholders to address these risks and safeguard the industry’s growth and sustainability.

As the industry moves towards the rollout of 6G technology, the call for collaboration, innovation, and proactive risk management echoes throughout the telecom sector, emphasizing the importance of collective action in ensuring a safe and secure transition to the next generation of wireless communication.

Source NAN