MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has announced that it has received the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the transplanting and allocation of a 10MHz spectrum in the 2.6GHz spectrum band from OpenSkys Services Limited to MTN Nigeria.

The company disclosed this through an official release that the additional 2.6Ghz spectrum will enhance their network capacity and improve customer experience.

According to the release by Uto Ukpanah, company secretary, MTN Nigeria said the license of the spectrum is effective as of September 7, 2023, and will be renewed after 10 years.

‘’The acquisition of an additional 10MHz FDD in the 2.6GHz spectrum band is an important milestone in the execution of our ambition 2025 strategy,” Karl Toriola, chief executive officer, MTN Nigeria, said.

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He further added, “This spectrum will enable MTN Nigeria to roll out our network capacity more efficiently and enhance our sustainability priorities. Not only will it help to support the growing demand for data in the country but will improve the overall internet experience in line with our commitment to delivering quality service to our customers.”

Toriola said it was importantly as the new acquisition aligns with the company’s ongoing support of the federal government ‘s plan to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria.

MTN Nigeria is a multinational telecommunications group which operates in 19 countries in Africa and one of Africa’s largest providers of communication, connecting over 77 million people in across different communities.