2.3GHz licensee Bitflux to begin network rollout in April

12 Mar 2015

Bitflux Communications, the winner of a national 2.3GHz spectrum licence that was auctioned off by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) last year, plans to roll out wholesale wireless broadband services in April, BiztechAfrica reports. A consortium of VDT Communications, BitCom Systems and Superflux International, Bitflux emerged as the winner of the NCC’s 2.3GHz spectrum auction in February 2014 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 the roll out of services by Bitflux was originally expected to take place in 1Q15, but has been delayed by ‘investment challenges’ in Nigeria. The executive revealed that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an unnamed international vendor to supply equipment for the LTE network deployment.