NCC fights for Nigeria’s share of $13.2trn 5G economic gains

NCC to auction 5G spectrum in Q4 2021

Nigeria’s Telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to advance efforts towards ensuring that Nigeria does not miss out on the huge economic benefits promised by 5G technology. This played out again on Tuesday in the address of Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the NCC, while addressing the Abuja chapter of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) at a capacity-building training the NCC organized for the tech journalists. Danbatta disabused the mind of Nigerians of misinformation about 5G which could deny the country its fair…

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Broadband rebounds as 1m new users connect to 3G, 4G networks

Broadband rebounds as 1m new users connect to 3G, 4G networks

Hits 40.14% in May ___________________________ Away from previous month’s performance, broadband penetration in Nigeria has regained strength to reach a new height as addition one million Nigerians connected to high-speed internet in May. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed in its latest industry statistics that courtesy of the new connections, no fewer than 76.6 million lines are now  on broadband networks as at May, jacking up penetration to stand at 40.14 per cent. Business Metrics had earlier reported that in April, precisely 605,511 users lost connections on 3G and 4G…

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Lockdown denies subscribers porting privilege as activities fall by 55%

porting, Nigerian communications Commission, NCC

Lockdown imposed by the federal government to curtailed further spread of Coronavirus has limited options of network choice through mobile number portability of many Nigerian telecommunication subscribers. This is revealed in the latest industry data harvested by business A.M from the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which indicated 55 per cent in MNP in April. Mobile number porting is an arrangement in the Nigerian telecommunication industry that permit subscribers to switch to a preferred network of mobile network operators including MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile, while retaining their…

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