MTN on track to renew Nigerian 900MHz, 1800MHz spectrum licences

3 Mar 2021

MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has revealed that it is at an ‘advanced stage’ in renewing its operating spectrum and licence, Reuters reports. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the renewal of the cellco’s 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum holdings, which are due to expire on 31 August 2021, for a further ten years from September. MTN reported a mobile subscriber base of 77.4 million at the end of 2020, representing an overall 38.4% share of the Nigerian wireless market.