NCC says Airtel’s mobile operating licence pending renewal

Airtel Africa sells Tanzania towers at $175 million

NCC says Airtel’s mobile operating licence pending renewal The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the Mobile Operating Licence renewal applied for by Airtel Nigeria is still pending approval. The commission said this in response to a to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating licence of mobile network operator has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years. Mr. Ogunsanya was said to have made…

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Current 50.3% network coverage not enough for eTransmission of electoral results – NCC

Transmission of electoral results

Current 50.3% network coverage not enough for eTransmission of electoral results – NCC   The Nigerian Telecommunications Commission has revealed that the current network coverage in Nigeria is not too conducive for the proposed electronic transmission of electoral results in the next general election. The telecoms regulator revealed this to the House of Representatives at a Public Hearing over Electronic Transmission of Election Results in the country. Officials of the Nigerian Communications Commission were on Friday, July 16, 2021, summoned and questioned by the House of Representatives over the suitability of the use of electronic devices for the…

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NCC faults Ericsson’s report on Nigeria’s mobile subscriptions

SIM infractions

Re: Nigeria Records 3 Million New Lines in Q1 Despite Ban on SIM Card Sale     The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to an online media report alleging that mobile telephony subscriptions in Nigeria somehow grew by 3,000,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of 2021, despite the suspension on the registration of new subscribers which took effect from December 9, 2020 and was only lifted in May, 2021. The Ericsson Mobility Report cited in the online publication is essentially a forecast of trends…

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NCC posts N150bn spectrum fee in 5 months to beat projection by 317%

NCC posts N150bn spectrum fee in 5 months to beat projection by 317%

NCC posts N150bn spectrum fee in 5 months to beat projection by 317%     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has exceeded its N36 billion projected revenue from spectrum license fees for 2021, having recorded over N150 billion from this revenue source within the five months of the year. The figure represents 316.7 per cent increase in revenue budget performance in respect of spectrum fees generated by the Commission between January 1 and May 31, 2021, reflecting significant contribution to the revenue drive of the Federal Government. Accordingly, the N150…

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NCC ready to fund new researches on 5G, IoT, clean energy, others

Federal lawmaker asks NCC to mandate MNOs on tracking solutions for  children’s online safety

NCC ready to fund new researches on 5G, IoT, clean energy, others     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed interest to finance fresh academic researches on 5G technology, innovative clean energy, and monitoring and localization of drones. According to the commission, other areas of research where the it is going to stake fortune are Advanced Method of Quality of Service (QoS)/Quality of Experience Management and Test Mechanism and loT Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) Technology. To this end, the Commission has invited proposals from academics in tertiary…

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Nigeria takes step to auction 3.5 gigahertz spectrum for 5G deployment

spectrum for 5G deployment

Nigeria takes step to auction 3.5 gigahertz spectrum for 5G deployment     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band which will be used for early deployment of 5G services in the country. The major regulatory step by the commission followed a Senate investigative hearing which gave the Fifth Generation (5G) technology a clean bill of health to clear the air on early controversies that greeted the technology in the country. The Executive…

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NCC begins review of telecoms licensing structure to reflect global dynamics

Federal lawmaker asks NCC to mandate MNOs on tracking solutions for  children’s online safety

NCC begins review of telecoms licensing structure to reflect global dynamics     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated the process for the review of existing licensing structure in the Nigerian telecommunications industry in a bid to demonstrate its responsiveness to global trends and the dynamics in the Information and Communications Technology ecosystem. An important step towards achieving this was taken on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta when he inaugurated an in-house Standing Committee to…

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NCC concludes cost-based study on international termination rate determination

Federal lawmaker asks NCC to mandate MNOs on tracking solutions for  children’s online safety

NCC concludes cost-based study on international termination rate determination     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded the process for determining the cost-based price of Mobile International Termination Rate (ITR) to ensure healthy competition on traffic handling for voice services between local and international operators in Nigeria. The Commission made this known at the final Stakeholders’ Forum for the presentation of the study on cost-based pricing of mobile ITR, undertaken by Messrs Payday Advance and Support Services Limited, held at the Commission’s Head Office in Abuja on Tuesday, June…

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You can no longer eat during domestic flights! NCAA prohibits it

You can no longer eat during domestic flights! NCAA prohibits it

You can no longer eat during domestic flights! NCAA prohibits it     The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all domestic airlines to serve only pre-packaged catering products (meals, snacks) in sealed containers to their passengers during disembarkation. In a letter titled “Public Health Guidelines for Companies Providing In-Flight Catering Services to Airlines Operating Domestic Flights,” addressed to airline operators and catering service providers, NCAA stated that, “Domestic airlines shall serve pre-packed catering products (Meals, snacks etc) in sealed containers to their passengers during disembarkation.” According to NCAA,…

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NCC charges Nigerian youths on responsible internet usage

NCC charges Nigerian youths on responsible internet usage

L-R: Truddy Tony-Awusaku, Head, Media and Public Relations, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Grace Ojougboh, Head, Online Media and Special Publications, NCC; Abdul Suleman, Federal Capital Territory Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC); Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, NCC; Major. Audu Abdul, Camp Commandant, NYSC Orientation Camp, Kubwa; Mr. Precius Agwu, Camp Director, during the presentation ceremony.   Donates 100 Mattresses to NYSC Orientation Camp   The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged Nigerian youths to leverage Internet/broadband access to unleash their potentials for innovation and creativity, as well as their…

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