Feats in telecoms sector earn Danbatta Man of the Year Award

Feats in telecoms sector earn Danbatta Man of the Year Award   Achievements in the Nigerian telecoms sectors have yet brought home another recognition to Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman and chief executive (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The EVC has just received the prestigious “Man of the Year 2020” award from the Publishers of MoneyReport Magazine. The award was presented to the EVC at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja, on Tuesday by the Board Chairman, MoneyReport and former Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke.…

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NIMC empowers MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile to issue NIN

NIMC empowers MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile to issue NIN

NIMC empowers MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile to issue NIN   Telecommunications companies have been licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers (NIN) so as to reduce the large crowds at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Aliyu Aziz, the director-general of NIMC, said some other private and public organisations had also been licensed by the commission to provide NINs in order to address the crowds at commission’s offices. This came as workers of the commission told the press on Tuesday that the Minister…

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NIN-SIM linkage: ATCIS, NATCOMS insist on 6-month deadline extension

NIN-SIM linkage

NIN-SIM linkage: ATCIS, NATCOMS insist on 6-month deadline extension   Prominent subscriber groups in Nigeria have called on the federal government to extend deadline for linking National Identity Numbers (NIN) and subscriber identification modules (SIM) by another six months. The associations, championing the course of telecoms consumer right protection and promotion are the Association of Telephone, Cable Tv and Internet Subscribers (ATCIS) and National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS). In a press statement signed by Sina Bilesanmi, ATCIS national, the subscriber group challenged Nigerian authorities for exposing Nigerians to the…

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Remote Workforce: Tros Technologies offers free training to help SMEs, corporates stem cyber risks

Tros Technologies

Remote Workforce: Tros Technologies offers free training to help SMEs, corporates stem cyber risks Says cyber attackers aggressively on the prowl   Indigenous tech firm, Tros Technologies today announced free cybersecurity training, an engaging online video-based training program to help small and medium enterprises and big corporate alike in the country tackle the rising trend of cyber risk. The firm said that as the incident of Coronavirus continues to force people to work f, cyber criminals are continuously on the prowl as they exploit the environment to create victims and…

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3G, 4G Telecom Towers in Nigeria now 53,460 — Danbatta

3G, 4G Telecom Towers

…Receives Ministry’s New Perm Sec applause The third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460 while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000km to 54,725km in the last five years, resulting in improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians. These were parts of industry growth data reeled out by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta at a briefing for the new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr.…

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64 million SIM cards still lacking NIN as Buhari extend deadline

64 million SIM cards still lacking NIN as Buhari extend deadline

64 million SIM cards still lacking NIN as Buhari extend deadline   A total of about 143 million Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) are now identifiable to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for registration with their respective National Identity Numbers (NINs), telecommunications operators have said. Mobile operators also explained that the number of subscribers without NINs was about 21 million, as the deadline for the registration of SIMs with valid NINs draws near. Speaking on behalf of the firms, the Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga…

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Official Data: 47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant

47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant

Official Data: 47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant   As FG expresses optimism, appreciation   The ongoing harmonization of subscriber’s identification module (SIM) cards with National Identity Numbers of (NIN) of telephone users in Nigeria has recorded significant progress. Latest official data reported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NIN) indicates that so far, telecommunications companies have collected a total of 47.8 million NIN. At the end of a review meeting on 18th January 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force affirmed the development. At an average of three to four…

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Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong faces jail time over corruption

Samsung

Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong faces jail time over corruption   The de facto chief of South Korea’s Samsung business empire faces the verdict Monday in his retrial over a sprawling corruption scandal, a ruling that could see him jailed for years, depriving the tech giant of its top decision-maker. Officially, Lee Jae-yong is the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone, and memory chip maker, but he has effectively been at the head of the massive Samsung group for several years after his father was left bedridden by a…

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Competition toughens as MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile trade 181,377 customers

mobile number portability

Competition toughens as MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile trade 181,377 customers   Porting rises 56.5% YoY 9Mobile emerges highest gainer, Airtel highest loser   In a race to attract more telecoms consumers, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Nigeria have exchanged among themselves a total of 181,377 subscribers via mobile number portability between January and November, 2020. Porting activities on the four MNOs, namely MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile, within the 11-month period were 56.5 per cent higher than 115,887 recorded in the same period of 2019. Also, the 11 months porting…

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E.F. Network Ltd, new indigenous ISP promises Nigerians lower cost of data

E.F. Network Ltd

E.F. Network Ltd, New indigenous ISP promises Nigerians lower cost of data   An indigenous technology firm, E. F. Network Limited, yesterday said it had gotten approval from the sector’s regulatory agency, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide Internet services in the country. A statement by the company’s director of corporate communications, Ameh Ochojila, said the approval came after meeting all requirements and qualifications stipulated by NCC for the license. F. Network Limited promised it would offer customers quality service at affordable cost, adding that its market entry strategy…

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