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Published On: Mon, Jun 16th, 2014

NCC opens bids for fibre deployment

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The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has opened the bidding process for the licensing of infrastructure companies to deploy metropolitan optic fibre infrastructure and associated equipment in Lagos and the North Central Zone.

Juwah said that the open access model had been examined and considered as a strategic means for the deployment of optic backbone transmission infrastructure network in Nigeria that would bridge the current broadband gap, facilitate the deployment of local content and deliver cost effective services to households and businesses.

He added that the process is envisaged to address the challenge of fibre deployment in towns and cities, promote infrastructure sharing, reduce right of way issues and transform the beneficiary state to smart states amongst other privileges.

The NCC executive noted that competent companies, consortiums of which at least one of the consortium member must be Nigerian registered company or firms including those who had earlier expressed interest, entries for the bid will close on August 4 and Winners will subsequently be announced immediately.

 

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