How do I check if my SIM card is 4G?
This is a fast and easy method to check if your SIM Card 4G status is by putting in your SIM card in a smartphone that is 4G powered.
Go to settings, select the mobile network and then tap on LTE network. At the settings, you will find networks of different types.
Check the network, if you can identify 2G and 3G networks, but 4G is not there. It signifies that your SIM card is not 4G enabled and it might mean purchasing a new SIM card.
Does 5G exist and is it currently in Nigeria?
Yes. 5G currently exists but there is presently no 5G network or technologies available in Nigeria as of the time of this article publication. Even, as of writing, no 5G bandwidth has been licensed to mobile operators in Nigeria.
MTN was given approval by the NCC in 2019 to evaluate the functionality of 5G networks in main cities: Abuja, Lagos, & Calabar. The three-month demo test was restricted to their facilities in all those places was has since been concluded.
This was, nevertheless, just a prototype or feasibility study, and Nigeria, and by implication, Africa, actually lacks a fully operational 5G network. The National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that 5G spectrums (radio wavelengths) will be ready for transmission when the time comes.
Allocating bulk spectrum for different networks is the responsibility of the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), which is headed by the Hon Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.
The 4G network is available in both micro and nano sim cards. It is true that some SIM cards in Nigeria are not 4G enabled. A step in checking your 4G SIM card is getting a 4G SIM of any size at a network store around you.
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