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Intention to Commence Selection of Infrastructure Companies (INFRACOS) for Open Access Model Deployment of Optic Fibre Broadband Network

PHASE 2 – NORTH EAST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST AND SOUTH-WEST ZONES

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, announces its intention to commence Phase 2 – license of INFRACOS for North-East, North-West, South-South, South-West and South East zones. The INFRACOS will deploy metropolitan fibre infrastructure within its assigned territory on an open access, non-discriminatory, price regulated basis.

The Open Access Model has been examined and found to be an appropriate model for Optic Fibre backbone infrastructure in Nigeria to bridge the current broadband gap and deliver fast, reliable broadband services to households and businesses. It is envisaged that this initiative will address the challenges of congested transmission network and also mitigate the challenges arising from infrastructure sharing and Rights of Way issues.

In this project, the Federal Government shall provide financial support in the form of subsidy which shall be competitively determined to facilitate rollout obligations.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) document detailing the commercial principles, key licensing conditions and technical specifications shall be advertised and made available shortly.

Signed

Tony Ojobo
DIRECTOR - PUBLIC AFFAIRS
NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Thursday March 30, 2017

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