Connectivity: MTN Acquires Additional Spectrum

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MTN Nigeria has announced its acquisition of an additional 10MHZ spectrum in the 800MHz band from Intercellular Nigeria Limited following the transaction approval by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and it has been assigned to MTN Nigeria.

The 800MHz spectrum is a technology developed to enhance service delivery and also overcome the challenges and costs of digging trenches and right of way issues. The CDMA technology operating in the 800MHz band is capable of full mobility, which means easy connectivity.

MTN acquired its first 10MHz from Visafone in 2019 and the telecom company has been able to use the technology to expand its 4G LTE services in the country since then.

With this additional spectrum, MTN expects that customer experience will significantly improve in line with its commitment to deliver excellent service quality to its subscribers.

Commenting on the acquisition, Karl Toriola, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria said, “Through this acquisition, we will be better positioned to support the deepening of broadband penetration in the country. The added resources will also greatly impact our customers’ experience providing even better internet connectivity. It is our goal to keep finding ways to grant everyone access to a modern connected life.”

Moji Alabi

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