The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has awarded two of the five remaining regional infrastructure company (InfraCo) licences, which allow for the deployment of metropolitan fibre-optic infrastructure and associated transmission equipment on an open access, non-discriminatory and price-regulated basis. Local newspaper The Guardian reports that Zinox Technologies was licensed for the South East region, while Brinks Integrated Solutions won the bid for the North West zone. A total of seven InfraCo licences are being offered by the NCC; MainOne Cable and IHS secured the first two concessions – for Lagos State and the North Central region, respectively – back in January 2015, and the remaining three permits are expected to be awarded by the end of this month.
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