Nigeria’s spectrum license bid winner set to roll out LTE services

Nigeria’s spectrum license bid winner set to roll out LTE services

The winner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)’s 2.3GHz spectrum licence Bitflux Consortium has announced plans to roll out services in January.

HumanIPO reported Bitflux was announced winner of the licence auction beating Globacom to the 2.3GHz spectrum. The consortium paid US$23.25 million for the spectrum and attributed the victory to divine providence.

The company’s January launch plan was announced by the Chief Executive Officer of VDT Communications Limited, Biodun Omoniyi in Lagos. VDT is the promoter of the 2.3GHz licence, other members of the consortium are BitCom and Superflux.

Omoniyi said VDT-Bitflux will begin full operations in 2015 with the ongoing plan to for the deployment of Long-Term Evolution technology set to take off in January.

“Bitflux will be rolling out in three major states in the first instance and these include Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt in ‎January, 2015. Already, our vendors are deploying equipment for us and necessary installation will follow,” he said.

“We know that people are looking at us with excitement to champion broadband services provisioning. We are fully aware of this and our plans are moving as planned.”

“We are building basic redundancy into the network‎ as well to provide seamless experience for Businesses across the country.”

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