Commission to engage Stakeholders on 5G Spectrum Auction
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it would hold a stakeholders engagement forum to discuss the proposed auction of two lots in the 3.5GHz Spectrum for the deployment of 5G services.
A statement issued by the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, disclosed that the interactive session would take place on November 15th in Lagos state.
“The proposed auction of two lots in the 3.5GHz Spectrum for the deployment of 5G services, set to take place in December 2022, is gathering steam and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded arrangements to host an engagement session with stakeholders to discuss and provide more insight into the Draft Information Memorandum that will guide the process.
“The Commission had earlier announced the plan to license additional lots in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band for the deployment of 5G (fifth generation) Global System of Mobile communication.
“The interactive session with the stakeholders will take place at the Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, by 9.00am prompt on the 15th of November 2022.
“The engagement session will feature comments and submissions made by the different stakeholders on the Draft Information Memorandum. The outcome of the submission will be taken into consideration by the Commission in publishing the Information Memorandum for the auction.
“The process for the auction of the proposed lots of frequencies for 5G services, commenced on 21 October 2022 with the publication of the Draft Information Memorandum on the Commission’s website.
“Stakeholders have been advised, in an earlier statement and subsequent advertisements, by the Commission to study the Information Memorandum and make their comments and questions available to the Commission.”