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NCC plans auction to license spectrum in the 2 GHz (3G) and 450 MHz bands
February 2, 2007
ABUJA, Nigeria -- This Public Notice is issued to inform and update interested parties on:
The bands in which spectrum is to be made available
The allocation process and indicative timetable.
To further strengthen and develop the telecommunications services in Africa’s most populous country, implement the objectives of the National Telecommunications Policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Communications Act 2003, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is pleased to announce its intention to license spectrum in the 2 GHz and 450 MHz bands. This spectrum can potentially support a wide range of services and technologies including 3G and Fixed Wireless Access.
For this Public Notice and subsequent communications, the 2 GHz band will be referred to as the 3G band.
The Allocation Process
The allocation of spectrum in the 3G and 450 MHz bands would be by auction. Participation in the auction process will be subject to interested parties satisfying pre-qualification criteria set out and detailed in the Information Memorandum to be published for each auction.
Participation at the auction process will be limited to existing Nigerian Licensed Network Operators.
The following table gives the indicative timetable for the 3G and 450 MHz spectrum auctions. The timetable is subject to change, and interested parties are therefore advised to visit the NCC website on a regular basis for latest information.
Issue Information Memorandum
23 Feb 07
16 Mar 07
Bidders� application deadline
16 Mar 07
30 Mar 07
During week commencing 02 Apr 07
During week commencing 16 Apr 07
Nigerian Communications Commission
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