NCC To Engage Stakeholders On 5G Spectrum Auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission plans to engage stakeholders on the Fifth Generation spectrum auction towards the implementation of the 5G network in Nigeria.

The Commission will engage with the relevant industry stakeholders to examine the draft Information Memorandum for the upcoming auction of the 3.5 gigahertz spectrum band.

This was contained in a press statement titled ‘NCC Hosts Stakeholder Engagement on 5G Spectrum Auction’, which was signed by the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde on Tuesday.

The statement read, “As part of activities lined up for the implementation of the 5G Technology Deployment Plan in the country, the NCC is set to host a stakeholder engagement forum this week. The forum will afford industry stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the draft IM for the upcoming auction of the 3.5GHz spectrum band.”
It added, “The decision to host the stakeholder engagement is in keeping with the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and NCC’s distinctive tradition of robust stakeholder consultation on all telecom regulation-related issues.”

The NCC had earlier stated that it was 97 per cent ready for the implementation of the 5G network in Nigeria, which should be accomplished by January 2022.

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