According to media reports, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completed arraignments to host an engagement session with industry players to discuss and provide more insight into the Draft Information Memorandum that will guide the proposed auction of two lots in the 3.5GHz Spectrum for the deployment of 5G services, set to take place in December 2022.

The regulator announced the plan to license additional lots in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band to deploy the 5G (fifth generation) Global System of Mobile communication).

The regulator further noted that an interactive session with the stakeholders would occur at the Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on 15 November 2022.

The engagement session will feature comments and submissions from the different stakeholders on the Draft Information Memorandum. In addition, the regulator will consider the outcome of the request in publishing the Information Memorandum for the auction.

The process for the auction of the proposed lots of frequencies for 5G services commenced on 21 October 2022 with the publication of the Draft Information Memorandum on the Commission’s website.

In an earlier statement and subsequent advertisements, stakeholders have been advised by the Commission to study the Information Memorandum and make their comments and questions available to the Commission.

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