NCC reviews licensing policy

1 Mar 2007

The NCC has added new services to its Class Licence policy in an ongoing bid to increase competition and improve the country’s telecoms market. The new licence types include: Universal Access Service Licence (UASL), Digital Mobile Licence (DML), Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Licence, Long-distance Operator Licence, National Carrier Licence and Private Network Links Licence. According to the NCC applicants will not be required to submit financial or technical plans in the pre-qualification process, except details of company ownership structure and confirmation of compliance with the rules of the auction. The regulatory body went on to state that in order to participate in the auction, a bidder must be a limited liability company incorporated in Nigeria and must not be involved with any other bidder.