Nigeria NCC publishes Draft Deployment plan for 5G Networks in Nigeria

Nigeria aims to become one of the leading nations in the new digital economy and NCC identifies 5G deployment as a key factor to ensure that the Federal Government policy is accomplished

This document outlines strategy that will enable the deployment of 5G Technology in such a manner that will be most beneficial to the Nation and the end users.

The document calls for comment on different aspects of the 5G deployments:

  • Available bands
  • Health and Safety
  • Sharing infrastructures
  • Applications of 5G
  • pricing models

UAE: TRA Allocates New Frequencies for 5G Networks

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority announced on Sept 15th 2020 that new spectrum will be released to the operators inline with the recommendations of WRC 19.

The release will be effected in two phases starting sept 1st 2020. at the end of the two phases, each operator will be assigned 1GHz of spectrum in n the millimeter wave range between 24.25 – 27.5 GHz 

Saudi : Public Consultation on “Spectrum for IMT-2020 and beyond: Fostering Commercial and Innovative Use of Radio Spectrum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. :

In conjunction with the National Spectrum Startegy released earlier this year, CITC launched a consultation for the purpose of proposing the release up to 10 GHz of additional spectrum by 2024.

Views/comments can be submitted until Sept 27th 2020 to one or more of the following addresses:

  • By email to:
  • Hand-delivered (paper and electronic) at the CITC premises or By mail to:
    Communications and Information Technology Commission
    Al-Nakheel District
    Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz I Street intersection with Imam Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Road

Tunisia ANF starts a consultation on IMT bands

This consultation was published on May 22nd 2020 and aims to gather stakeholders comments on possibilities around IMT spectrum in Tunisia

The documents lists questions around bands identified by CMR 19 and those candidates to identification during CMR 23.

Interested parties can send their response to until June 22nd 2020.