Three to fight for two lots at 5G auction


Crafting a fitting message for the telecoms industry
5G auction
Okoh Aihe

By Okoh Aihe

Always, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, would never accommodate anything that impugns one of its hard-earned intangibles – integrity at auctions. As three organizations – two giants and a dark horse – line up for what promises to be a financially bruising race, the first real test by this administration, the Commission, last week, rose in stout defense of the process against media reports that the proposed 5G auction scheduled for mid-December is going through some situations.

The date is being pushed to accommodate some documentation weaknesses on the part of applicants or even accommodate unforeseen circumstances, it was hinted.  The commencement of the licensing of 3.5GHz, the band of 5G services began with the publication of the Information Memorandum, IM, on October 6, 2021, with some other milestone activities scheduled to happen before the auction proper holding in the week commencing December 13, 2021.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper