Telcos incur billions running 44,000 generators to power base stations

Telcos incur billions running 44,000 generators to power base stations

Telcos incur billions running 44,000 generators to power base stations     As the electric power provision is inadequate and insufficient to satisfy the requirements of the telecommunications sector in Nigeria, telecoms operators in the country have continued to spend huge sums on self-generated power. According to a new study by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the four leading operators MTN, Airtel, GLO, and 9Mobile jointly power over 22,000 base transceiver stations with about 44,000 generators and spend billions of naira in the process. According to the study on challenges…

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Telcos share 383m allocated telephone lines in 20 years 

NCC sets new rules for collocation and infrastructure sharing

Telcos share 383m allocated telephone lines in 20 years    Latest fact from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that telecoms operators have been allocated a total of 383 million telephone lines since inception of digital mobile service in the country in 2001. The commission, in an update released on its official website on Friday 19th, February, 2021, under the heading: National Numbering Plan (2021 Q1), shows the fact NCC, in a press release on Saturday again clarified that the update report was, by no means, either an indication…

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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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Banks’ USSD debt to telcos hits N17bn, says Danbatta

NCC amends USSD pricing procedure for banking services

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said that commercial banks in the country are owing telecommunications companies over N17 billion following the regulator’s suspension of its Determination on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) Pricing last year. The NCC, in furtherance of its mandate to protect the interests of consumers and support a robust telecommunications sector, recently announced that it had revised the Determination on the USSD. Speaking at ATCON’s virtual forum on “Meeting the Interests of Government, Consumers and Telecoms Companies in…

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NCC moves to develop policy framework for 5G deployment

NCC, FIRS sign MoU for ascertaining VAT elements of telcos’ transactions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced the process to developing policy for deployment of 5G technologies in Nigeria. Towards this end, the commission has called for stakeholders’ participations in putting the policy framework in place. According to the commission in document signed Thursday by Henry Nkemadu, its Director of Public Affairs, the commission is doing this in line with the provisions of by the Section 4(q) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (the NCA). The section empowers the NCC to prepare and implement programmes and plans that promote and…

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