5G Spectrum Auction: NCC Holds Stakeholder Engagement In Lagos

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will this week hold is a stakeholder engagement forum, to discuss the draft Information Memorandum (IM) for the upcoming auction of the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band.

A statement by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, NCC said the forum is part of activities lined up for the implementation of the Fifth Generation (5G) Technology Deployment Plan in the country.

According to Adinde, the Stakeholders Engagement will hold at the Lagos Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Thursday with attendance opened to all interested stakeholders in the telecoms sector and beyond.

This is part of the NCC’s distinctive tradition of robust stakeholder consultation on all telecom regulation-related issues, in line with the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003.

Recall that in June, the Commission inaugurated a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM), which is a comprehensive document, that defines the process emplaced by the Commission for the auctioning of the 3.5GHz spectrum band.

The 5G technology is expected to facilitate several emerging technologies, generate, innovate new user cases, spur significant socio-economic growth and create jobs.

Accordingly, the Commission has called on interested stakeholders and members of the public to participate and make contributions to discussions around this important draft document which will further ensure the successful and timely deployment of 5G technology.

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