MTN Group announced its Nigeria unit acquired more spectrum in the 2.6GHz frequency to enhance capacity and customer experience.
In a statement, the pan-African operator detailed the Nigerian Communications Commission approved the transfer and assignment of 10MHz frequency division duplex (FDD) in the 2.6GHz spectrum band from OpenSkys Services Limited to MTN Nigeria.
The transfer was effective from September 7 and will be up for renewal on April 17 2033.
MTN Nigeria CEO Karl Toriola said: “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.
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. Importantly, this also aligns with our ongoing support of the Federal Government’s plan to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria.”