MTN Nigeria today announced that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the transfer and assignment of the 10MHz frequency division duplex (FDD) in the 2.6GHz spectrum band from OpenSkys Services Limited to MTN Nigeria.
The effective date for the licence is 7 September 2023, and it is due for renewal on 16 April 2033.
The additional spectrum will enable MTN Nigeria to enhance network capacity and improve customer experience.
“The acquisition of an additional 10MHz FDD in the 2.6GHz spectrum band is an important milestone in the execution of our Ambition 2025 strategy,” Karl Toriola, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, said.
“This spectrum will enable MTN Nigeria to roll out our network capacity more efficiently and enhance our sustainability priorities.
“Not only will it help to support the growing demand for data in the country, but will improve the overall internet experience in line with our commitment to delivering quality service to our customers. Importantly, this also aligns with our ongoing support of the Federal Government’s plan to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria.”
In a groundbreaking development, Bayobab, previously known as MTN GlobalConnect, has received regulatory approval in Nigeria for its National Long-Distance Operator License.
This pivotal milestone marks a significant shift in the nation’s connectivity landscape, addressing the growing need for data connectivity within Nigeria.
Under this license, Bayobab’s Nigerian subsidiary gains the authority to manage long-distance traffic, creating exciting opportunities for improved communication, collaboration, and innovation.
“This achievement marks a transformative moment for us, as we look forward to contributing to the growth and development of Nigeria’s digital economy. At Bayobab, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of connectivity,” said Frédéric Schepens, CEO of Bayobab Group.