Sunday March 26, 2023

Following public consultation requesting comments from industry members on the preferred technology for the deployment of digital mobile networks, the Commission will licence four spectrum packages in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, based on the GSM specification. GSM was developed as a common European standard and operates in common spectrum across Europe and much of the rest of the world including African countries neighbouring Nigeria.

The licences authorise the use of specified mobile spectrum for a term of fifteen years from the date of award. 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 a licence holder breach any of these conditions. A licence holder will have a right of appeal in the event of revocation.

Digital Mobile Licence (GSM)