Nigeria: Mafab 5G Network Deployment

Background: MAFAB Communications Nigeria LTD (Mafab) is a Nigerian company that recently won a 5G license, with 100MHz of TDD spectrum in band n78 (occupying 3700MHz – 3800MHz), by the Nigeria Communications Commission in December 2021. Mafab intends to deploy a 5G network and offer 5G services in Nigeria under this license. Mafab issued a Request for Information associated with the supply, deployment and operations of the intended Mafab 5G network. The RFI responses will be one basis for inviting vendors to then participate in an upcoming Request for Proposals which will be conducted at a later date. Mafab is seeking qualified vendors capable of providing a 5G network on a turnkey basis. The scope of work to be performed will include design, supply, and deployment of the network, and potentially operations (under an outsourcing and/or managed services arrangement).

Mafab was incorporated on July 8, 2020 as a subsidiary of Althani Group and is licensed by the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission to provide and operate Local Interconnect and International carrier services, operating under an Interconnect Exchange and an International Data Access license. 

Request for Information:

Proposal Deadline: March 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. West Africa Standard Time/ 12 p.m. EST

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