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Nigeria shapes up for spectrum trading

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced moves to develop a clear-cut framework and guidelines that will usher in a secondary market for spectrum trading in the country, reports. “At a consultative forum on spectrum trading in Nigeria held in Lagos, industry players agreed that the time has come for the nation to allow telecoms companies to trade spectrum to speed up broadband deployment across the country and increase penetration for subscribers.” In his welcome address, executive vice chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta said: “The Nigerian telecoms environment is rapidly expanding and increasing demand for different data services have put considerable pressure for more spectrum so operators can deliver services as well as enhance quality.” He said spectrum trading is envisaged to further liberalise the spectrum management policy and will lead to efficient, economic and flexible transfer of spectrum to users who value it most; and lessen barriers to market entry by allowing flexible access to spectrum. Read more

  • Friday, 09 December 2016

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