NCC, subscribers to meet over 2,6GHz

June 10, 2016 12:57 pm2 comments

MTN, NCC solution to drive broadband accessEMEKA OKONKWO 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will soon  meet operators over the recent auction of 2.6GHz spectrum.

The auction saw only MTN Nigeria bid for 6 out of 14 available slots.

NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Umar Garba Danbatta, confirmed a meeting  would be held soon, without giving a date.

He spoke in Abuja while receiving a consortium of international investors  led by UBS South Africa.

“We are doing a post mortem. And we have not yet met with the operators to find out why they did not bid, except one operator.”

“The intention is to be able to know their reasons, and to know in what  way the regulator can come in to relax some of the conditions in the  process, if this relaxation can lead to more operators going for the remaining eight.”

“I am sure the commission will be disposed to looking at the reasons that prevented other operators from coming forward to bid, except only one,” he  further noted.

Meanwhile, Danbatta welcomed the performance of the nation’s  telecommunications industry in the first quarter of 2016, which he said  would even improve in the subsequent quarters of the year.

“I think we are happy with the level of compliance to regulatory  stipulations in general, minus the MTN incident, which cast some sort of  shadow in our regulatory derive to ensure sustainability and stability of the industry,” said Danbatta.

CAJ News


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