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Mobile services are now the main means of communication for the majority of the world’s population, supporting economic growth and connecting communities.

According to GSMA, effective spectrum licensing is critical to encourage the investment required to expand mobile access, meet the increase in demand for data services and enhance the quality and range of services offered.

There are 3 types of spectrum licences;

  1. A licence to transmit radio waves and have no interference. This is the most common type of spectrum licence. It grants the right to transmit on a specified frequency and stop others from transmitting interfering signals on the same frequency.
  2. A licence to have no interference on a specified frequency.
  3. A licence to transmit emissions without protection from interference.

Airtel Africa has confirmed the purchase of additional spectrum licences from the Communications Authorities in several African countries.

Richard Kadoro, a telecommunications researcher at the Computer Association of …