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Public Notices

The following are the Public Notices issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission. By the publication of these notices in print, broadcast or online, the Commission seeks to inform the public of developments and upcoming actions relating to its activites and the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

Intention to Commence Selection of Infrastructure Companies (INFRACOS) for Open Access Model Deployment of Optic Fibre Broadband Network

PHASE 2 – NORTH EAST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST AND SOUTH-WEST ZONES

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, announces its intention to commence Phase 2 – license of INFRACOS for North-East, North-West, South-South, South-West and South East zones. The INFRACOS will deploy metropolitan fibre infrastructure within its assigned territory on an open access, non-discriminatory, price regulated basis.

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International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016 is the global platform to accelerate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations for social and economic development where policy makers and regulators meet industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and start-ups are critical to ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. SMEs represent an essential source of economic growth in industrialized countries, as well as in emerging economies.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016 is focused on enabling and accelerating these successes by bringing together new ideas, solutions, technology hubs, incubators and important stakeholders from public and private sectors on a uniquely inclusive international platform.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, hereby informs stakeholders that MTN Nigeria Communications Limited who emerged the sole preferred bidder in the licensing process on the 2.6 GHz Spectrum and therefore issued letter of provisional award provisioned on the payment of specified fees for the Spectrum have made the payment.

In line with the provisions of the Information Memorandum guiding the auction process, having paid the fees specified for 2 x 30 MHz in the 2.6 GHz Spectrum, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has been awarded the license.

Signed

Prof. Umar G. Danbatta, FNSE
EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN/CEO
NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to the fact that GSM Boosters are illegally used by individuals in Nigeria. Individual desirous of using the GSM Booster should note that they can only do that in conjunction with licensed network operators.

Note that GSM Boosters are devices that transmit and receive telecommunications signals and can therefore, interfere with other radio frequency equipment.

For the avoidance of doubt, wilful interference with any wireless telegraphy is an offence under Section 16 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 2004. The Commission will not condone any flagrant breach of this law.

Accordingly, mechanisms have been put in place to monitor and anyone caught using the GSM booster without obtaining approval of a duly licensed network operator will face arrest and prosecution.

Any member of the public with useful information regarding the illegal use of GSM Boosters should contact the Commission on 09-4617000/7351 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Signed

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, FNSE
EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN/CEO
NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION