Nigerian Regulator Seeking to Release Additional 2.5Ghz Spectrum


Nigeria's Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that it is seeking to reclaim unused radio spectrum from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which could be resold to the mobile network operators.

There have been several meetings already to secure the release of addition 2.5Ghz spectrum, although local politics has proven to be a barrier to progress.

NCC executive Dr. Bashir Gwandu said "Both the 2.5GHz and the 700MHz are in the hands of NBC at present and we have to work to free the bands for efficient use. I do not believe any of such bands are being used efficiently as at today and the country cannot continue to wait."