PRIVATE RADIO FREQUENCY STATION LICENCE SPECTRUM PRICING

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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL ECONOMY

PRIVATE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM AND RADIO STATION TARIFF 2022

FREQUENCY SPECTRUM AND RADIO STATION PRICING FORMULA

 

1

A: BENCHMARK

 

S/N

MODE OF OPERATION FOR PMR

SPECTRUM FEE

 

1

Simplex operation per 12.5KHz channel spacing

₦250,000

 

2

Duplex operation per 12.5KHz channel spacing x 2

₦500,000

 

 

   

 

2

B: PRICING BASED ON TYPE OF RADIO STATION

 

S/N

RADIO STATION

FEE PER STATION

 

1

Repeater Stations

₦50,000

 

2

Fixed Base Stations

₦40,000

 

3

Vehicular & Mobile Stations

₦30,000

 

4

Handheld Stations

 

 

 

a. 1 - 20 stations

₦20,000

 

 

b. 21 - 100 stations

₦18,000

 

 

c. Above 100 stations

₦15,000

 

 

   

 

3

C: COSTING OF RADIO STATIONS

 

 

Cost of Radio Stations (₦) = Fee per station (B) x Number of Radio Stations (NRS)

 

C = B x NRS

4

F: COSTING BASED ON FREQUENCY BAND FACTOR

 

S/N

FREQUENCY BAND FOR PMR

BAND FACTOR

 

 

 

1

MF/HF

1

2

VHF

1.5

3

UHF

1.3

 

4

SHF

1.2

 

 

 

 

5

LICENSING CATEGORIES BASED ON GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

 

S/N

CATEGORY

STATE(S)

 

 

1

A

Lagos

2

B

Delta; Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; Kaduna; Kano; and Rivers.

 

3

C

Abia; Anambra; Edo; Ogun; and Oyo.

 

4

D

Akwa Ibom; Bauchi; Bayelsa; Benue; Borno; Cross River; Enugu; Imo; Kogi; Kwara, Niger; Ondo; Osun; and Plateau.

 

5

E

Adamawa;Ebonyi; Ekiti; Gombe; Jigawa; Katsina; Kebbi; Nassarawa; Sokoto; Taraba; Yobe; and Zamfara.

 

 

   

 

6

K: COSTING BASED ON LICENSING CATEGORIES / GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION FACTOR

 

S/N

CATEGORY

DISCOUNT (%)

FACTOR

 

1

A

0

1

 

2

B

10

0.9

 

3

C

20

0.8

 

4

D

30

0.7

 

5

E

40

0.6

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PRICING FORMULA FOR FREQUENCY SPECTRUM LICENSING FOR REGIONS USING BAND FACTOR PER ANNUM

 

 

The price of spectrum for a licensing region will be calculated using the following formula:

Spectrum Fee = (A) x (K) x (F)

 

Where

 

 

A = Spectrum Fee

 

 

 

 

K = Costing based on Geographical Location Factor

 

 

 

F = Costing based on Frequency Band Factor

 

 

Licence Fee = Spectrum Fee + Cost of Radio Stations (C = B x NRS)

 

 

For example:

 

Licence Fee = A x F x K + (B x NRS)

 

 

MF/HF:-

 

 

 

 

Category A: ₦250000 x 1 x 1 + C

 

 

 

 

Category B: ₦250000 x 1 x 0.9 + C

 

 

 

 

Category C: ₦250000 x 1 x 0.8 + C

 

 

 

 

Category D: ₦250000 x 1 x 0.7 + C

 

 

 

 

Category E: ₦250000 x 1 x 0.6 + C

 

 

 

     

 

 

VHF:-

 

 

 

 

Category A: ₦250000 x 1.5 x 1 + C

 

 

 

 

Category B: ₦250000 x 1.5 x 0.9 + C

 

 

 

 

Category C: ₦250000 x 1.5 x 0.8 + C

 

 

 

 

Category D: ₦250000 x 1.5 x 0.7 + C

 

 

 

 

Category E: ₦250000 x 1.5 x 0.6 + C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UHF:-

 

 

 

 

Category A: ₦250000 x 1.3 x 1 + C

 

 

 

 

Category B: ₦250000 x 1.3 x 0.9 + C

 

 

 

 

Category C: ₦250000 x 1.3 x 0.8 + C

 

 

 

 

Category D: ₦250000 x 1.3 x 0.7 + C

 

 

 

 

Category E: ₦250000 x 1.3 x 0.6 + C

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

SHF:-

 

 

 

 

Category A: ₦250000 x 1.2 x 1 + C

 

 

 

 

Category B: ₦250000 x 1.2 x 0.9 + C

 

 

 

 

Category C: ₦250000 x 1.2 x 0.8 + C

 

 

 

 

Category D: ₦250000 x 1.2 x 0.7 + C

 

 

 

 

Category E: ₦250000 x 1.2 x 0.6 + C

 

 

 

 

   

 

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SPECTRUM PRICING FOR MIRCOWAVE LINKS / BROADBAND RADIO NETWORK

 

The price of Spectrum Fee for Licences in these bands shall be:

 

 

One Million naira per MHz per Annum using Licensing regions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE A-2

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL ECONOMY

PRIVATE RADIO FREQUENCY STATION LICENCE TARIFF 2022

S/N

CATEGORY OF LICENCE

APPROVED TARIFF

REMARKS

1

PROCESSING FEE

₦10,000

 

 

2

 

TERRESTRIAL (TETRA) PRIVATE RADIO STATION LICENCE FEE

a. MF/HF private (Fixed) Radio Station Licence

₦250,000

 

b. VHF/UHF/SHF Private (Fixed) Radio Station Licence

₦250,000

 

 

3

 

MICROWAVE LINK & BROADBAND RADIO NETWORK LICENCE FEE

a. Unit Price per MHz per Annum using licensing regions

₦1,000,000

 

b. Terminals are charged as repeater / base station

₦50,000

 

 

4

 

 

MARITIME SERVICE LICENCE FEE

a. MF Limited Coast Station Licence

₦250,000

 

b. HF Limited Coast Station Licence

₦250,000

 

c. VHF Limited Coast Station Licence

₦250,000

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

SHIP RADIO STATION LICENCE FEE

a. Cargo Vessels

₦150,000

 

b. Small Vessels

₦100,000

 

c. Boats and Tugs

₦50,000

 

d. Platform House Boat and Rigs

₦150,000

 

e. Ship on International Voyages

₦200,000

 

f. Radio Location (Radio Determination or Experimental or Navigational Vessels)

₦150,000

 

 

6

 

 

SHIP RADIO SURVEY LICENCE FEE

a. A1, A2, A3 Ships

₦50,000

 

b. Cargo Fishing/Trawlers offshore vessels within Nigerian Territorial Waters

₦50,000

 

c. Ship on International voyage

$1,000

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

AERONAUTICAL RADIO STATION LICENCE FEE

a. Aeronautical Ground Station Licence

 

(i). Base Station

₦200,000

 

(ii). Mobile Station

₦50,000

 

b. Aircraft (Aeronautical) Radio Station Licence

₦200,000

 

c. Aeronautical Radio Location / Radio Determination Station

₦50,000

 

d. Aeronautical Radio Beacon

₦50,000

 

e. Aircraft Inspection Fee

₦50,000

 

 

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HUMANITARIAN RADIO STATION LICENCE

a. Fire Service

₦50,000 Per Spot Frequency

 

b. Emergence Service

 

c. Hospitals

 

d. Road Safety Corps

 

e. Churches / Mosques

 

f. Red Cross Society

 

 

9

 

AMATUER RADIO STATION LICENCE

a. Amateur Radio Station Licence

₦5,000

 

b. Amateur Radio Club Station Licence

₦10,000

 

 

10

 

DEALER'S DEMONSTRATION LICENCE

a. Dealer's Licence

₦250,000

 

b. Demonstration Radio Station Licence

₦50,000

 

 

11

 

EQUIPEMENT STANDARDISTATION TERMINAL / OTHER SMALL EQUIPMENT

a. Equipment Type Approval Test (MF, HF, VHF, UHF, SHF) within Ministry Premises

₦50,000 / Equipment

 

b. Equipment Frequency Type Approval Test at Company Premises

₦300,000

 

 

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MDAs AND DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

a(i). Revenue Generating MDAs

Discount of 20% for the total Licence fee

 

  (ii). Non-Revenue Generating MDAs

Discount of 40% for the total Licence fee

 

 

 

b(i). Resident Diplomatic Missions

Discount of 60% for the total Licence fee subject to confirmation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 (ii). Visiting Envoys

Free

 

 

13

 

SECURITY SERVICES

a. Government

Discount of 60% for the total Licence fee

 

b. Private Security

Discount of 30% for the total Licence fee

 

 

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DEFAULTERS

OFFENCE

PENALTY

 REMARKS

a. Late Renewal of Licence

Shall attract 5% increment in the first quarter, 10% in the second quarter, 15% in the third quarter and 20% in the 4th quarter to the total Licence fee

 

b. Ship stack / Aircraft on repairs

Suspension of Licence fee subject to confirmation from NIMASA or NCAA

 

c. Illegal Operation

(i). Impoundment of equipment and/or dismantling of radiocommunication installations

 

(ii). Pay total annual fee + 50% of Licence fee

For illegal users who are genuinely ignorant on the need to acquire licence, they should be given grace of 3 months to regularise their operations, failure to do so after the period, all penalties for illegal operation would apply.

 

 

(iii). Prosecution if the offender refuses to comply with (ii) above within Three (3) months

 

d. Denial of access to premises with radiocommunication installations /equipment or where transmitted signals have been traced to emanate from such premises

(i). For licensed users, One (1) month notice should be given to provide access to inspectors. Failure of which, attracts suspension of licence and 20% of licence fee as penalty.

 

(ii). For unlicensed users, the Ministry should collaborate with security agencies and judiciary to carry out the inspection and apply the penalty in c (i) and prosecuted if necessary.

 

e. Sale of radiocommunication equipment without licence

(i). Seal of sale premises

 

(ii). Pay annual dealership licence fee + 30% of Licence fee for Two (2) demonstration frequency band if found operating a radio station

 

(iii). Prosecution if the offender refuses to comply with (ii) above with Three (3) months

 

f. Operating on un-assigned frequencies

Pay for the value of spectrum fee + 20% of Licence fee

 

g. Loss of original copy of expired licence

5% of total Licence fee