Friday, November 16, 2018

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    NCC: We can bridge rural telecommunication access gaps in four years

NCC: We can bridge rural telecommunication access gaps in four years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says with the technology it is deploying in rural areas, it will be able to bridge the communication access gaps in the country in four years.Over 37 million Nigerians are said to have poor access to telecommunication infrastructure.Speaking with journalists at 84th edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) in Abuja, Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of [...]

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    Sunday Dare: We’re blessed to celebrate three consecutive Eid-el-Fitr without bomb attacks

Sunday Dare: We’re blessed to celebrate three consecutive Eid-el-Fitr without bomb attacks

Sunday Dare, executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it is a blessing for Nigerians to observe the Muslim Eid-el-Fitr celebration  for the third consecutive time in relative peace.In a statement on Friday, Dare thanked the Nigerian military “for holding their ground and keeping the boarders of the nation intact.”He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari on the successes recorded [...]

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    NCC to fund world-class infrastructure project in Edo

NCC to fund world-class infrastructure project in Edo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised to establish a world-class ICT infrastructure across Edo state.Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management, made this promise when the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, visited him at the NCC headquarters in Abuja.Dare said the commission was impressed with the "forward-looking policies" of the governor and assured him of the NCC’s readiness to [...]

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    Ali Nuhu, Helen Paul headline NCC’s campaign against unsolicited SMS

Ali Nuhu, Helen Paul headline NCC’s campaign against unsolicited SMS

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched a television commercial as part of its efforts to help subscribers against unsolicited text messages.NCC, in a statement, said the television commercial will air on major national television networks and local television stations in all the states in Nigeria from March 26.According to the statement, the commercial will feature Helen Paul, a comedian, [...]

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    NCC: Incompetent investors won’t take over 9mobile

NCC: Incompetent investors won’t take over 9mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised to ensure that 9mobile is taken over by investors with the requisite technical capability and pedigree to manage the organisation.Tony Ojobo, spokesman of the NCC, said this in a statement issued on Friday.The statement said the regulatory agency has vowed to avoid past mistakes that led to the near-collapse of Nigeria’s fourth largest mobile [...]

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    Much ado about call masking and call refilling

Much ado about call masking and call refilling

BY KUNLE AROWOJOBESunday Folayan’s treatise titled “Much Ado about Call Masking and Call Refilling – NCC’s “Ogboju” And Non-Neutrality” initially made an interesting read until one gets past the last sentence of the piece to the credit line after the article. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Data Engineering Services (GDES), and president of Nigeria internet Registration [...]

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    Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

With a mission to provide a fast and reliable internet service to its teeming customers, Airtel Nigeria has launched its first 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west; Moses Adeyemo, deputy governor of Oyo; Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan land, were among the dignitaries who converged on the Ibadan Civic Centre for the launch.The leading [...]

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    NCC to provide free internet for technical university in Oyo

NCC to provide free internet for technical university in Oyo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will provide free internet to Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U), in support of Oyo state government’s vision to become an information communication technology (ICT) hub.Sunday Dare, executive commissioner, stakeholders management division of the NCC, disclosed this on Tuesday, during a courtesy visit to Abiola Ajimobi, governor of the state.He said the Oyo-based Tech-U would benefit [...]

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    NCC approves new infraco licences for south-east, north-east

NCC approves new infraco licences for south-east, north-east

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) board has approved two additional infrastructure company (infraco) licences for the south-east and north-east regions of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Ojobo, NCC director of public affairs, said the approval is to deepen broadband penetration in the country.He listed the infraco licences to include Zinox Technology Limited for south-east and Brinks Integrated Solutions [...]

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    Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

The sale process of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat, hit a new turn on Tuesday as Bharti Airtel and Helios Investment Partners LLP petitioned industry regulators over alleged "irregularities".According to Technology Times, both companies have asked regulators in the telecoms and banking sector to probe the ongoing sale process.Umar Danbatta, deputy vice-chairman, NCC, Godwin Emefiele, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria [...]

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    Mobile operators blame fibre cuts, fake phones for poor service

Mobile operators blame fibre cuts, fake phones for poor service

The rising spate of fibre cuts have fuelled agitations in Nigeria’s telecommunications sector, with operators complaining about its negative impact on quality of service (QOS).According to mobile operators, QoS has deteriorated in recent weeks, limiting data usage and connectivity.This has led to an upsurge in “dropped calls” and increased incidents of “silent calls,” a situation where a caller cannot hear [...]

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    NCC to unveil report on mobile call charges

NCC to unveil report on mobile call charges

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will play host to a stakeholders' meeting on mobile voice termination rates February 1.Findings on cost based study for determination of mobile voice termination rates in the country will be presented at the session.The study was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and it will be unveiled to stakeholders at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), [...]

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    NCC: We need 120,000km optic fiber network but only 38,000km has been covered

NCC: We need 120,000km optic fiber network but only 38,000km has been covered

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria needs over 120,000 kilometres of metropolitan fibre networks interconnected across the country to achieve its goal of pervasive broadband penetration.Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the commission, who disclosed this in Abuja, said only 38,000 kilometres had been covered so far.He also called for the implementation of harmonised right of way (RoW) charges.He [...]

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    NCC ‘monitoring billing of subscribers’ to avoid over charging

NCC ‘monitoring billing of subscribers’ to avoid over charging

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has put in place mechanism to monitor the billing of subscribers by network providers to avoid over charging.Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of NCC, said this at the 8th Consumer Conversation Programme (CCP), which held in Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.The CCP is designed to educate consumers on their rights and privileges [...]

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    NCC clamps down on three telecom companies

NCC clamps down on three telecom companies

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has clamped down on three companies in Lagos for "illegal operations".Chukwuemeka Obi, principal manager, NCC’s compliance monitoring and Enforcement Department (CMED), told journalists on Wednesday that the action followed the reports from its surveillance team.He said a surveillance conducted by the commission showed that a number of companies in Lagos were offering communications services without [...]

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    NCC moves to protect telecom facilities

NCC moves to protect telecom facilities

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the protection of telecommunication facilities in the country.The memorandum was signed at a meeting between Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of NCC, and Abdullahi Muhammadu, NSCDC commandant-general, at the head office of the corps in Abuja on Wednesday.A statement [...]

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