Airtel only bidder in Nigeria’s second 5G licensing round

Airtel Africa has emerged as the sole bidder for a 5G spectrum license in Nigeria’s second round of licensing after another company failed to pay a deposit to continue with the auction, the regulator said on Wednesday.
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In December, 2021, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) issued the country’s first 5G licenses to MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications after the companies each paid $273.6 million.

NCC said Standard Network & Connections failed to pay the required intention to bid deposit, leaving Airtel the only bidder.

The telecom regulator has set a reserve price of $273.6 million for the new 5G spectrum license with a tenure of 10 years.