NCC sensitises telecom consumers at 2021 Enugu International Trade Fair

Enugu International Trade Fair

NCC sensitises telecom consumers at 2021 Enugu International Trade Fair     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in line with its tradition of exploring avenues to engage with telecom consumers, has taken advantage of the opportunity of this year’s edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair to enlighten telecom consumers on their rights and privileges within the telecommunications sector. Addressing a large audience of telecom consumers during the NCC Special Day held at recently-concluded 32nd Enugu International Trade Fair organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), the Executive…

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NCC Renews MTN’s Licence For 10 Years

NCC Renews MTN’s Licence For 10 Years

NCC Renews MTN’s Licence For 10 Years   Telecommunications regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has renewed the operating licence of MTN Nigeria, it has been learnt. According to the licensees’ database of the Commission, MTN’s current Unified Access Services (UAS) licence, which is to expire by August 31, 2021, has now been extended by another 10 years to expire on August 31, 2031. MTN’s operating spectrum, which was issued along with the digital-mobile licence in 2001, had an original expiry date of February 2016. The company, however, paid the sum…

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Reaping ICT benefits dependent on infrastructure, literacy, says Danbatta

Danbatta

L-R: Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, being presented with an appreciation award by Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe, Chief Medical Director, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, during the courtesy visit Reaping ICT benefits dependent on infrastructure, literacy, says Danbatta   Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that robust digital infrastructure and literacy are key to reaping the transformational benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across public and private institutions in the country. Danbatta stated this when he…

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NCC approves additional spectrum for MTN Nigeria

NCC Renews MTN’s Licence For 10 Years

NCC approves additional spectrum for MTN Nigeria   As telco pledges excellent QoS for customers   MTN Nigeria has announced the acquisition of additional 10MHz spectrum in the 800MHz band from Intercellular Nigeria Limited. In a filling at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday, the African telecoms giant said Nigerian telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the transaction and assigned the frequency to MTN Nigeria. MTN explained through the corporate disclosure that the acquisition will significantly improve customer experience, in line with its commitment to deliver excellent…

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NCC donates ICT tools to Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)

NCC donates ICT tools to Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit   In keeping with its efforts to support Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage to enhance operational efficiency in government, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has donated ICT equipment to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). The state-of-the-art ICT tools comprising 40 units of HP EliteOne All-in-One desktop G5 with Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD and 10 units of HP EliteBook 830G6 laptops with Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD were handed over to the Agency by…

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Telcos fail in QoS tests – NCC report

Telcos fail in QoS test

Telcos fail in QoS tests – NCC report   Globacom and 9mobile, two of Nigeria’s major telecommunication companies failed to meet stipulated key performance indicators by regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the month of July 2020, its latest report has shown. According to the report obtained from the NCC, the two companies failed to meet the performance indicators as required in 19 states, while Airtel was unable to meet the KPI in Ogun state only as MTN was the only telecom provider who successfully met the KPIs across every…

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How NCC’s Emergency Communication Centers are promoting public safety, by Danbatta

Emergency Communication Centers

How NCC’s Emergency Communication Centers are promoting public safety, by Danbatta   As international recognitions underscore project’s impact on Nigerians   The activation of Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is making far-reaching impact and enhancing the Federal Government’s drive to improve security of lives and property, Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Commission, has said. The NCC has received two international recognitions from the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and the African Public Relations Association (APRA) in acknowledgment of the…

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NCC faults report on completed MVNO licensing framework

MVNO

NCC faults report on completed MVNO licensing framework     Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has described as untrue and unfounded a report claiming that all is set for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) to roll out operations in Nigeria. According to the commission, the MVNO licence framework which is an important precursor to the licensing of this category of telecoms players, is not yet concluded, contrary to the statement in the said media report. Thus, NCC “categorically states that such report is untrue, speculative and unfounded…

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NCC takes steps to curb data depletion, wrong deductions

data depletion, wrong deductions

NCC takes steps to curb data depletion, wrong deductions   The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has tightened the noose against cases of data depletion and wrong deductions of consumers’ credit through an ongoing forensic audit instituted by the Commission to ensure maximum protection for consumers. Prof. Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the NCC, stated this when he received Man of the Year 2020 Award from MoneyReport magazine recently in Abuja. The EVC said while consumer protection remains a key focus area of the Commission’s regulatory activities, it has…

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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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