This file illustration picture taken on February 17, 2019 shows the 5G wireless technology logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP
This file illustration image taken on February 17, 2019, reveals the 5G wi-fi know-how emblem displayed on a pill. Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP


The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) says it has efficiently carried out a mock session for the three.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum public sale for the deployment of the Fifth Era (5G) community within the nation.

NCC spokesman, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, defined that the simulated public sale held on Friday in Abuja was preparatory to the primary public sale scheduled to happen on Monday.

The conduct of the simulation train, he stated, was according to the necessities stipulated within the Info Memorandum (IM) for the three.5 GHz spectrum public sale.

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The IM is a doc that defines the method for the licensing of the three.5 GHz spectrum band earlier revealed on the fee’s web site on the inception of the public sale course of.

“Utilizing the Ascending Clock Public sale System for the mock session, the three certified bidders for the three.5 GHz spectrum, particularly MTN Nigeria, Mafab Communications Ltd, and Airtel Networks Ltd, participated within the software-based simulated public sale train,” the assertion stated.

“Following the profitable mock public sale, the stage is ready for the fee to license two slots within the 3.5 GHz spectrum band anticipated to be picked by profitable bidders on the finish of the Principal Public sale on Monday, December 13, 2021.

“The public sale on Monday will mark a turning level in Nigeria’s willpower to harness the advantages of 5G for the nation’s socio-economic development because the concrete roll-out of 5G commences in 2022.”

Chairman of NCC Board of Commissioners, Professor Adeolu Akande; the Government Vice Chairman and Chief Government Officer of the fee, Professor Umar Danbatta; Government Commissioner (Technical Providers), Ubale Maska, and the Government Commissioner (Stakeholder Administration), Adeleke Adewolu, had been amongst those that witnessed the train.

Others embody representatives from the bidding firms, senior administration employees from related departments of the fee, technical consultants, software program consultants, authorized consultants, and different exterior observers.

In a short comment on the mock public sale, Danbatta stated the fee had taken all crucial steps to make sure due diligence on the credibility of the consultants and to safeguard the integrity of the software program resolution getting used to hold out the implementation of the nationwide task.

“That is in line with the open, credible clear, and honest method by which the fee is understood to have carried out earlier public sale processes, which have been domestically and globally applauded,” Danbatta was quoted as saying within the assertion.

With the intention to guarantee a fail-proof course of, Adinde stated the NCC additionally carried out a simulation of the handbook technique of the public sale, except for the digital mock.

He defined that this was to make bidders accustomed to the handbook public sale in case of any circumstances on the primary motion day which will warrant a necessity to modify to the handbook public sale.

“It’s pertinent to notice that the 2 forms- digital and manual- are clearly said within the IM and so they comply with the identical course of,” the assertion added.

“Representatives of the bidding firms, the fee, the consultants, and different observers on the mock public sale expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the simulation train, which additionally supplied a possibility for the fee to excellent the public sale course of forward of the primary public sale.

“The fee had commenced the method for the public sale of the 5G spectrum within the final quarter of the 2021 and had, since then, carried out various actions forward of the primary public sale.”

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