Broadband Penetration: NCC plans new spectrum auctions

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Prof. Umar Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assign new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta made this known in Lagos during the Telecom Executives and Regulator Forum, organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

The theme of the forum is: ”Removing Barriers To Growth And Innovation”.

Represented by the Deputy Director, NCC Technical Standards and Network Integrity, Mr Bako Wakili, Danbatta said that spectrum was a critical mobile infrastructure.

He said that the commission would strive to provide the required frequency spectrum capacity needed for broadband deployment.

According to him, the process for new spectrum auctions and assignments to drive mobile and wireless broadband is ongoing.

”The commission will…

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