Nigeria’s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has allegedly awarded mobile spectrum freed up by the migration from analogue to digital television services to Mike Adenuga, owner of Globacom, and Jim Ovia, founder of Visafone Communication. According to a report by Technology Times, 700MHz frequencies were handed to second national operator (SNO) Globacom, while CDMA network operator Visafone secured 800MHz spectrum. However, Leadership Nigeria writes that the licensing process allegedly did follow the due bidding procedure, preventing the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from advertising and supervising a public auction. The report adds that the incoming administration, headed by Muhammadu Buhari, is planning to investigate the process through which the spectrum was awarded.
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