NIGERIAN ISPs LOBBY NCC OVER ISM BAND

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As the February, 2003 deadline given by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) for commercial occupants of the Industrial Scientific and Medical Research (ISM) band approaches, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have appealed to the NCC to allow current occupants of the band to remain for the sake of internet penetration in the country.

The operators acting under the aegis of Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN), said their members were encouraged to embrace the ISM band because it was thought to be an unlicenced frequency band which afforded easy access to interested investors into internet business but had difficulties in obtaining licenced frequency.

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