Bitflux wins Nigerian spectrum licence bid

Bitflux wins Nigerian spectrum licence bid

Nigeria’s Bitflux Communications has won the 2.3 GHz spectrum band licence auction, beating national mobile operator Globacom, according to a Tweet by Tony Ojobo, director of public affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

HumanIPO reported yesterday the NCC had approved Bitflux and Globacom as bidders for the spectrum band.

Last month the communications body announced it would be carrying an auction of the 2.3 GHz band for commercial use on a national basis in February, placing a reserve price of US$23 million on the band to be sold to a wholesale provider of broadband services.

The auctioning of the spectrum band is in line with the country’s National Broadband Plan.

“The proposed licensing of 2.3 GHz spectrum has been influenced by the need to provide Retail Service Providers (ISPs and others users) with the requisite wholesale wireless access and bandwidth to provide service to their subscribers in consonance with the National Broadband Plan of 2013,” the NCC said.

Nigerian minister of communications Omobola Johnson said yesterday the targets set out by the National Broadband Plan are achievable.

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