Airtel Africa’s CEO Commends NCC’s Transparency in the 5G Auction

Airtel Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, Segun Ogunsanya has released a statement commending the transparent efforts of NCC in conducting the 5G Auction.

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has commended the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for a transparent 5G auction completed on December 13, 2021.

Mr. Ogunsanya confirmed that the Nigerian subsidiary of the company pulled out of the auction after submitting its final bid of $270m.

“The business case for 5G across all sub-Saharan markets is evolving, and we remain committed to driving broadband capacity in our various markets. We will continue to closely track the 5G ecosystem over the next several years, in particular the availability of affordable 5G devices and relevant use cases.

Airtel Africa retains ample capacity, spread across various spectrum bands, in Nigeria and its other markets, to continue to meet the growing data demands of our customers for many years to come, with several potential routes available to the business to deliver even greater capacities, cost-effectively, in the long run.”

Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Africa

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