The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) are set to release guidelines for the implementation of TV white space for rural broadband connectivity in Nigeria.
TV white space refers to the unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum, which can be used to deliver broadband internet.
In a statement signed by director of public affairs Henry Nkemadu, the NCC revealed it would organise an industry consultation to present the draft guidelines to all stakeholders.
“In preparation for the industry consultation, the commission is pleased to inform all stakeholders that the draft guidelines will be available on the commission’s website,” the statement said.
“All stakeholders are invited to peruse the guidelines and provide input/feedback on or before the industry consultation (date to be announced). The feedback will give the NCC/NBC the opportunity to make all necessary adjustments prior to the guidelines being finalised.”