The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced that three telecoms companies are now approved bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 gigahertz spectrum auction for the deployment of Fifth-generation networks in the country.
In a statement made by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director Public Affairs of NCC on Thursday in Abuja, he said the qualified bidders have also met the Intention to Bid Deposit as outlined in the Information Memorandum, and are MTN Nigeria Plc., Mafab Communications Limited, and Airtel Networks Limited.
He said: “The stage is now set for the three companies to participate in the main auction.
“They will also participate in the mandatory mock auction process, which will come as a precursor to the main auction.
“The commission has also reaffirmed the dates for the conduct of both the mock auction and the main auction.”
The Mock Auction is scheduled to hold on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja by 11:00 a.m., while the Main Auction will hold on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the same venue and same time.