MTN expands broadband reach through spectrum acquisition

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given the green light for the transfer of a 10MHz spectrum in the 2.6GHz band from OPENSKYS Services Limited to MTN Nigeria.

Effective from September 7, 2023, this license allows MTN Nigeria to deploy the spectrum across all 36 states of Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The 2.6GHz spectrum band is designated for terrestrial mobile broadband services. According to a report by GSMA, combining the 2.6GHz spectrum with the 700MHz-800MHz spectrum bands can provide cost-effective nationwide coverage for mobile broadband services, spanning both rural and urban areas.

Services to meet growing demand

MTN Nigeria believes that this recent acquisition will enhance its broadband services, catering to the growing demand for mobile broadband capacity among its customers.

The spectrum transfer is expected to significantly improve the overall customer experience, aligning with MTN Nigeria’s commitment to delivering top-notch service.

Karl Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria, expressed, “This additional spectrum will enable us to deliver on our promise to our customers to deliver quality service, as we continue to support the Federal Government’s vision of deepening broadband penetration in the country.”