Bitflux Communications, the winner of a national spectrum licence in the 2.3GHz frequency band earlier this year, plans to roll out wholesale wireless broadband services in three Nigerian cities in January 2015, reports local newspaper The Guardian. A consortium of VDT Communications, BitCom Systems and Superflux International, Bitflux emerged as the winner of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) 2.3GHz spectrum auction in February with a bid of USD23.251 million, beating Globacom’s offer of USD23.050 million. 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.
Biodun Omoniyi, CEO of VDT Communications, said that Bitflux is deploying LTE network infrastructure in major cities and will begin operations next year: ‘Bitflux will be rolling out in three major states in the first instance and these include Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt in January 2015. Already, our vendors are deploying equipment for us and necessary installation will follow.’