Based on its understanding of the demand for spectrum, relative to availability, the Commission has decided to award 3 Carriers in the 800MHz spectrum band in 26 States, and FCT – Abuja, to further advance the development of telecommunications in the country.
The spectrum is offered by the Commission on a technology neutral basis. However, the Commission intends to follow the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recommendations for the provision of telecommunications services in the 800MHz spectrum band.
The spectrum to be sold through this Auction process shall be valid for an initial 5-year period and shall be renewable for the same number of years, subject to the holder’s compliance with relevant licence conditions. The applicable renewal fees shall be the prevailing spectrum fees specified in the Frequency Spectrum Fees and Pricing Regulations at the time of renewal.