NCC to issue 2 broadband InfraCo licences by September

NCC to issue 2 broadband InfraCo licences by September

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced it will be issuing two licenses to regional infrastructure companies (InfraCos) to provide fibre infrastructure for broadband internet access across the country.

According to NCC executive vice chairman Dr Eugene Juwah, the two companies will obtain licences once they have successfully met requirements that will soon be made public by the commission.

He said one of the companies will cover the Lagos area while the other will provide fibre infrastructure in the north central zone including Abuja.

Juwah said five more licences are expected to be issued by December.

“When the seven InfraCos finally come on board, they are expected to take broadband infrastructure from the ocean and connect them to the cities and hinterland across the country,” Juwah said.

“This would make internet ubiquitous in Nigeria and this would in turn impact positively on the economy.”

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