The Federal Republic of Nigeria

The attention of Telecommunication Operators are hereby drawn to the following:

  1. That following consultation with the industry, the commission has decided to re-channelize the 23 GHz microwave frequency band from its original 7 MHz plan to 28 MHz plan in accordance with recommendation ITU-R.F. 637-4.
  2. That this new plan takes effect from May 30, 2017.
  1. That a two year switch over date for migration from 7 MHz to 28 MHz channel spacing in the 23 GHz band is effective from May 30, 2017 to May 30, 2019.
  2. New assignments on the band shall hence forth be based on the 28 MHz plan.
  3. Channel aggregation shall no longer be allowed.


Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, FNSE