MTN Nigeria Communications, one of Nigeria’s leading telecommunications companies, has announced a significant development in its pursuit of network enhancement and improved customer experience.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for the transfer and assignment of a 10MHz frequency division duplex (FDD) in the 2.6GHz spectrum band from OpenSkys Services to MTN Nigeria.
The effective date for the license transfer is set for September 7, 2023, with a renewal date scheduled for April 16, 2033. This acquisition of additional spectrum is poised to revolutionize MTN Nigeria’s network capabilities and enhance the quality of services provided to its customers across the nation.
The acquisition of an additional 10MHz FDD in the 2.6GHz spectrum band is an important milestone in the execution of Ambition 2025 strategy. This spectrum will enable MTN Nigeria to roll out network capacity more efficiently and enhance our sustainability priorities.
Karl Toriola, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, expressed his enthusiasm for this strategic move, stating, “Not only will it help to support the growing demand for data in the country, but will improve the overall internet experience in line with our commitment to delivering quality service to our customers. Importantly, this also aligns with our ongoing support of the Federal Government’s plan to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria.”
This spectrum acquisition is expected to enable MTN Nigeria to offer faster and more reliable internet services to its subscribers, meeting the increasing demand for data and further contributing to the advancement of Nigeria’s digital economy.
As MTN Nigeria continues to invest in technology and infrastructure, this development underscores the company’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions and expanding its network capacity to serve the evolving needs of its customers and the nation as a whole.