The Commission has decided to offer 30 MHz of unpaired spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band for commercial assignment on a national basis in Nigeria. Following consultation with industry stakeholders, the Commission decided to allocate this spectrum in one unpaired nationally available block of 30 MHz, adjoining a 10MHz guard band with the adjacent 2.4 GHz band for the delivery of broadband wireless access service at the wholesale level to provide ISPs and other users with the requisite bandwidth to service their subscribers. This wholesale broadband provider will have the required spectrum to expand wireless broadband access across the country to ISPs and other retail telecom licensees for the provision of high speed wireless internet access services.
The spectrum is offered by the Commission on a technology neutral basis. However, for roll-out of services, the Commission intends to follow the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recommendation setting aside spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band for the provision of wireless broadband services.
On completion of the Auction process the Commission will issue a ten (10) year spectrum license and Wholesale Wireless Access Service License (WWASL).