MTN Nigeria readies Huawei base stations ahead of 5G launch

MTN Nigeria readies Huawei base stations ahead of 5G launch

Huawei has deployed over 100 5G-ready base stations for MTN Nigeria as the operator gears up to launch a commercial 5G offering from 24th August.

The Nigerian Communications Commission held an auction of 3.5GHz spectrum in December 2021, with MTN Nigeria and newcomer Mafab Communications each bidding US$273.6 million to obtain a 100MHz holding in the band.

CommsUpdate reports that MTN paid a further US$15.9 million to receive an allocation in the 3500MHz-3600MHz band. The providers received their licences earlier this year and must deploy commercial services by 24th August to meet the terms of their concessions.


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