Nigeria: MTN secures new 10-year operating licenses

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has renewed MTN Nigeria’s Unified Access Service, UAS, license and spectrum license for wireless local loop in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands.

According to MTN, the extension with the license conditions under discussion includes additional amounts.

With this development, MTN’s previous licenses, which expired on August 31, have now been extended for a further ten years with effect from September 1.

The company said the commission has also confirmed it has received N71.6 billion for the spectrum license and N374.6 million for the UAS license to pay its bills for the ten-year period ending August 31, 2031.

Commenting on the development, Karl Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria, said: “The extension of our licenses for another ten years is very important for our business and enables us to continue to offer services to ensure the benefits of a modern connected life for our employees.”

It is worth remembering that the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC on Saturday the 4th the time was approved.

The commission explained this when responding to a statement on an online platform claiming the government renewed MTN Nigeria license amid 20 years of GSM service.

The statement said: “MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest cellular network operator, MNO, has received regulatory approval to extend its operating license for a further 10 years, effective September 1, 2021.”

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