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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

NCC to issue two broadband InfraCo licenses by September

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced it will be issuing two licenses to regional infrastructure companies (InfraCos) to provide fibre infrastructure for broadband internet access across the country.

According to the executive vice chairman of  NCC, Dr Eugene Juwah, the two companies will obtain licences once they have successfully met requirements that will soon be made public by the commission.

He stated that one of the companies will cover the Lagos area while the other will provide fibre infrastructure in the north central zone including Abuja.

Juwah also added that five more licences are expected to be issued by December.

“When the seven InfraCos finally come on board, they are expected to take broadband infrastructure from the ocean and connect them to the cities and hinterland across the country... This would make internet ubiquitous in Nigeria and this would in turn impact positively on the economy”, he said.

2 comments:

  1. Ifeanyi Emmanuel20 May 2014 at 22:46

    I just hope all this development will be of benefit to an average Nigerian. NCC is trying so far but the telecommunication sector still need lot of improvement please. I just hope NCC could read this.

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  2. It will have certain benefit for the people I believe

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