The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) may have authorized 25 businesses to operate as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) in Nigeria.
The licensing comes nearly two years after the NCC initially disclosed its intention to license MVNOs in the nation in order to improve the quality of telecommunications services there. The tier-five license, which is the most expensive of the categories, costs N500 million, while the tier-four license costs N200 million.
The tier-one license will cost N35 million, while the tier-three and tier-four licenses are each N130 million and N60 million.
The Commission’s EVC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, alluded to the preparedness to launch MVNO services during the inaugural “Talk-To-The Regulator” Forum (TTTR) for the Year 2023 in Bayelsa.