The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has authorized the transfer and assignment of the 10MHz frequency division duplex (FDD) in the 2.6GHz spectrum band from OpenSkys Services Limited to MTN Nigeria, according to a statement released by MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria).
The license goes into effect on September 7, 2023, and it must be renewed on April 16, 2033. MTN Nigeria will be able to increase network capacity and improve customer experience thanks to the additional spectrum.
The acquisition of an extra 10MHz FDD in the 2.6GHz spectrum band is a significant step in the implementation of our Ambition 2025 goal, according to Karl Toriola, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria. With the help of this spectrum, MTN Nigeria will be able to expand its network capacity more effectively and advance its sustainability goals.
As part of our commitment to providing top-notch service to our consumers, it will not only accommodate the nation’s expanding data demand but also enhance the overall internet experience. This is significant because it also fits with our continued support of the Federal Government’s objective to increase Nigeria’s internet penetration.