Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), also known as Radio Fixed Access or Wireless in the Local Loop, is the use of radio technology to provide the so-called “last mile” connection between users and the core telecommunications network. FWA services can provide a more cost effective access solution compared with the cost of a wireline network solution and in many cases wireless access technologies are capable of being deployed much more rapidly than wireline technology, thus offering the prospect of responding very rapidly to the demand for service.
The Commission is offering FWA licences on a regional basis for the 37 Licensing Regions reflecting the 36 Nigerian States plus the Federal Capital Territory. Interested parties could achieve national coverage, if desired, by obtaining a licence in each of the Licensing Regions. The licences authorise the use of specified radio spectrum for a term of five years from the date of award with renewal for a further five years. They contain conditions relating to service obligations and the technical operating parameters of the radio equipment. The Commission reserves the right to revoke a licence should any of these conditions be breached by a licence holder.