Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Communications Commission"

    Tony Ojobo, NCC public affairs director, retires

Tony Ojobo, NCC public affairs director, retires

Tony Ojobo, public affairs director at the Nigerian Communications Commission, has retired.In a letter dated October 4, 2018, Ojobo said he will pursue other interests in retirement, including the completion of his doctoral program in Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Walden University, Minnesota, US.Chronicling his work, Ojobo said his work at the commission started in March 2000."My job at the Commission started [...]

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    More heartache for MTN as it loses 881k subscribers

More heartache for MTN as it loses 881k subscribers

MTN, Nigeria's largest telecommunications company, lost 999,891 subscribers between June and July.According to the latest industry statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the total number of active lines decreased by 881,586.Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently ordered MTN to refund $8.1 billion it allegedly repatriated through illegal means.Globacom's subscribers increased by 214,646 while Airtel's subscribers increased by 149,880.9mobile's [...]

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    NCC: MTN must complete NSE listing by May 2019

NCC: MTN must complete NSE listing by May 2019

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says MTN, a telecommunications company, must complete its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange by May 2019.Speaking during an interactive session with journalists on Wednesday, Umar Danbatta, NCC executive vice chairman, said the commission is conducting fresh due diligence on Teleology, the preferred bidder for 9mobile.A listing on the stock exchange had been one of [...]

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    Glo, 9mobile lose internet subscribers as active mobile lines hit 160m

Glo, 9mobile lose internet subscribers as active mobile lines hit 160m

Data made available by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) show that Globacom and 9mobile lost 471,782 internet subscribers between March and April.According to the monthly subscribers' operator data posted on its website on Monday, the number of active mobile telephone lines increased by 11 million to stand 160 million.Internet users increased to 101.2 million in April from the 100.6 million [...]

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    Nigeria eyes two positions in International Telecommunications Union

Nigeria eyes two positions in International Telecommunications Union

Nigeria will be vying for two positions at the 2018 International Telecommunications Union conference.The conference, which is themed Innovation for Smarter Digital Development, will hold in Durban, South Africa between September 10 and 23, 2018.Nigeria is seeking to be on the ITU administrative council and Williams Ijeh is seeking to be the director, in charge of the bureau for telecommunications development (BDT).According to [...]

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    Call masking: NCC sanctions telcos, bars 750,000 numbers

Call masking: NCC sanctions telcos, bars 750,000 numbers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has sanctioned three companies and barred 750,000 numbers found to be connected to call masking.Call masking is a technique used to hide numbers when making calls or sending messages.In some cases, international numbers are masked with local numbers which are not charged, because the caller’s identity is completely hidden on the network.In a statement signed [...]

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    NBA president to speak at NCC workshop in Kano

NBA president to speak at NCC workshop in Kano

A. B. Mahmoud (SAN), president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), is the keynote speaker at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) sensitisation workshop in Kano.The workshop, which is about the code of governance for stakeholders in the telecommunications industry, is scheduled for February 15.It is the third in a series.The first one took place in Lagos on August 11, 2017, [...]

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    Call tariff may rise as NCC plans new interconnect rate for telecoms

Call tariff may rise as NCC plans new interconnect rate for telecoms

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will announce and begin the implementation of a new interconnect rate for telecommunications companies on March 1.The commission said this was necessary because the 2013 interconnect rate expired in 2016 and the industry had been using an interim interconnect rate of N24.40 kobo per minute for inbound international traffic.Interconnect rate is the benchmark [...]

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    NCC confronts companies accused of ‘call masking’ as deadline nears

NCC confronts companies accused of ‘call masking’ as deadline nears

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it held a meeting with the six companies accused of call masking to confront them with some of the evidence at its disposal.TheCable had earlier reported that the commission had given six companies a January 31 deadline to defend their participation in call masking or risk suspension of their licenses.Call masking is a technique used [...]

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    NCC to suspend licences of six companies over ‘call masking’

NCC to suspend licences of six companies over ‘call masking’

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will suspend the licenses of six companies which it claims are involved in "call masking".According to a letter seen by TheCable and dated January 12, 2018, NCC said the affected companies had until January 31 to state why they should not be suspended.Call masking is a technique used to hide numbers when making [...]

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    We have not acquired 9mobile, says Globacom

We have not acquired 9mobile, says Globacom

Globacom, Nigeria's second largest telecommunications network, says it has not acquired 9mobile.In a statement shared with TheCable on Friday, Globacom said it is bound by the terms of the acquisition process and it will not deviate from the rules."Globacom has not acquired 9Mobile as widely reported in the media. We are bound by the terms of the acquisition process as [...]

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    9mobile: Barclays has not resigned as financial adviser

9mobile: Barclays has not resigned as financial adviser

The management of 9mobile says Barclays Bank has not withdrawn as financial adviser of the 9mobile investment process.According to a statement released on its website, the company said the bank is committed to a speedy conclusion of the process."Following recent press reports relating to Barclays Africa’s role as financial advisor on the sale of 9Mobile, the board of directors of [...]

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    NCC partners US homeland security on cyber security awareness

NCC partners US homeland security on cyber security awareness

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has partnered the US department of homeland security for a cyber security awareness campaign."The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, as a partner to the US Department of Homeland Security’s STOP.THINK.CONNECT. cyber awareness coalition and in keeping with its unwavering commitment to consumer protection, is intimately involved in raising awareness and educating the general public [...]

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    NCC asks telcos to give customers 14-day grace period for data usage

NCC asks telcos to give customers 14-day grace period for data usage

Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says all telecommunications operators must give customers a 14-day grace period to exhaust their remaining data after 30 days.The monthly data subscription of all the telecommunication operators in the country gives customers a 30-day period to exhaust their subscription or roll-over unused data by subscribing for another 30 data [...]

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    Airtel now barring unregistered lines

Airtel now barring unregistered lines

Airtel Nigeria has commenced the barring of unregistered lines in accordance to the dictates of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).The company made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, urging its customers to complete their subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration process.“Following the directive from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that all customers on our network, who are yet [...]

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    NCC issues guidelines for auction of frequency licences

NCC issues guidelines for auction of frequency licences

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has released information memorandum for prospective bidders for the auction of its 2.6 GHz frequency spectrum licences.In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, Eugene Juwah (pictured), the vice chairman of NCC, directed those shortlisted to participate in the auction of the frequency spectrum licences to check the commission’s website for more information.It said the information [...]

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