5G spectrum: NCC extends deadline for submission of bids over flight delays

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(Last Updated On: 2021-11-24)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids and initial bid deposits (IBDs) for the upcoming auction of the 3.5GHz spectrum.

The spectrum will be utilised for the early deployment of 5G technology services in the country.

Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC director of public affairs, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.

He explained that the commission shifted the deadline from today, November 24, to Monday, November 29, due to recent flight delays which could have affected prospective bidders.

On Tuesday, According to reports, the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) embarked on “flow control” for two days in protest of the death of Aniekan Effiong Inuk, an air traffic controller.

On the 5G, NCC said it plans to auction two lots of 100 MHz TDD slots available in the 3.5 GHz band to support the delivery of ubiquitous broadband services.

The two lots are in the 3500-3600 and 3700-3800 MHz frequency and will be offered on a technology-neutral basis for the provision of communications.

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