The Nigerian Communications Commission (NACC) has released a Draft Information Memorandum for auction of additional spectrum in the 3.5GHz band following a successful 5G license sale in December last year. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit their written request by November 11 and attend a public hearing on the draft to be held on November 15, with the current spectrum auction taking place on November 15. December 19
The regulator plans to auction the remaining two lots of 100MHz. TDD Spectrum in the 3.5GHz band from 3400MHz-3500MHz and 3600MHz-3700MHz. Each lot has a reserve price of $273.6 million. The Nationwide Spectrum License is valid for 10 years to qualify for the auction. Applicants do not need to be a licensed network operator in Nigeria. Although there are successful bidders who do not yet have a centralized access service license (UASL) will be received upon payment of the specified fee. NACC The limit is set at 100MHz as the maximum number of spectrum operators can receive in the 3.5GHz band. The winning bidder must launch commercial 5G services within twelve months of the license effective date. And coverage should cover at least two states in each of the country’s six geopolitical districts within two years.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database states: MTN Nigeria and newcomer Mfab Communications became the winner of the 3.5GHz spectrum auction last December. After each person paid $273.6 million for one lot of 100MHz. TDD frequency spectrum. After completing the assignment process MTN The selected spectrum in the frequency band 3500MHz-3600MHz for an additional $15.9 million. and the second lot (3700MHz-3800MHz) is assigned to Mafab.