Bitflux pays 2.3GHz licence fee

12 Mar 2014

Bitflux Communications has paid the USD23.251 million that it bid last month for a national spectrum licence in the 2.3GHz frequency band, This Day reports. Bitflux Communications, a consortium of VDT Communications, BitCom Systems and Superflux International, emerged as the winner of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) auction after beating Globacom’s offer of USD23.050 million. The NCC’s director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, confirmed that the commission’s bank received Bitflux’s licence fee yesterday, adding that the consortium will now be required to pay an additional NGN155 million (USD932,000) for a Unified Access Licence within 30 days. The 30MHz of spectrum will be used to provide wholesale wireless broadband access services to internet service providers (ISPs) and other retail telecoms service providers, which in turn will offer retail high speed internet services to consumers.