NCC invites stakeholders to discuss 2.6GHz auction

Meeting to take place on 28 August
Auction, Investment, NCC, Nigeria, Stakeholders


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued an invitation to stakeholders to attend a forum on 28 August regarding its planned auction of 2×70MHz of spectrum in the 2.6GHz band.

The regulator says the planned auction is part of its efforts “to deepen competition and improve broadband penetration in the country towards achieving the goals of the National Broadband Plan”.

Spectrum packaging, including the use of spectrum caps; participation restrictions; licensing options (wholesale, retail or combined); licence tenures; and rollout obligations are the key issues that will be discussed during the event.

The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 was approved by President Jonathan in June 2013 and states that the 2.5GHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands will be freed up before 2015 to provide more spectra for broadband services, according to TeleGeography.

In February 2014 the NCC reiterated that it planned to hold an auction for 2.5GHz and 2.6GHz spectrum licences towards the end of the year, while 700MHz frequencies are expected to be awarded in 2015. Also that month, Bitflux Communications emerged as the winner of 30MHz of 2.3GHz spectrum – to be utilised for the provision of wholesale wireless broadband access services – with a total bid of $23.25 million. 

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