MTN and Airtel Africa picked to bid for Nigerian 5G licences

Nigeria’s telecoms regulator has picked MTN Nigeria, Airtel Africa and Mafab Communications to bid for 5G licences.

MTN, Airtel, and Mafab will bid for 5G licenses at an auction set for Dec. 13.

The Nigeria Communications Commission had said in July that it expected to start auctioning spectrum for the next-generation 5G network in the fourth quarter of this year.