Nigeria to auction 3G spectrum

21 Dec 2006

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that an auction for 3G frequencies, plus additional spectrum in the 450MHz and 1800MHz bands, will be held early in the new year. The NCC, with assistance from PA Consulting Group, will oversee the tender and the resulting award of 3G licences to ensure competitiveness and fairness. CommsUpdate reported last week that a Lagos forum on 3G development had stated that an auction would ‘lead to unnecessary costs for all involved’.