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    Pantami to NCC: Make sure telcos suspend automatic voicemail on phone lines

Pantami to NCC: Make sure telcos suspend automatic voicemail on phone lines

Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that telecommunications companies deactivate automatic voicemail subscriptions on phone lines.In a statement released on Tuesday by Uwa Suleiman, spokesperson to the minister, Pantami said voicemail service should be accessed at the discretion of the subscriber and not by default."The attention of the [...]

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    NCC approves trial of 5G in Nigeria

NCC approves trial of 5G in Nigeria

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    NCC: Google Station free WiFi is safe for use

NCC: Google Station free WiFi is safe for use

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the free wireless service provided by Google Station is safe to use.Sunday Dare, NCC's executive commissioner, stakeholder management, made this known while speaking to journalists.Contrary to speculations, Dare said the service complies with the appropriate regulatory requirements."Contrary to misconception in some quarters, the Commission will ensure that the service provided will continue to be [...]

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    NCC says SIM registration of 95.7 million subscribers invalid

NCC says SIM registration of 95.7 million subscribers invalid

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.Speaking on Tuesday at a regional sensitisation workshop that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, NCC officials said the agency will send the owners of the SIM cards back to registration centres for recapturing.According to Sunday Dare, NCC's executive commissioner [...]

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    NCC, FRC seek to strengthen corporate governance in all sectors

NCC, FRC seek to strengthen corporate governance in all sectors

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) have resolved to strengthen the level of corporate governance compliance in all sectors of the Nigerian economy.Speaking when he received the management of FRC at the commission office in Abuja, Sunday Dare, NCC's executive commissioner, stakeholder management, said the collaboration between the two agencies will entrench the best [...]

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    Despite disconnection notice, NCC guarantees subscribers uninterrupted service

Despite disconnection notice, NCC guarantees subscribers uninterrupted service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has guaranteed that telecommunications subscribers in the country will enjoy uninterrupted service. The assurance was given by Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management. The commission had on Tuesday served a pre-disconnection notice to eight telecommunications companies over interconnect and facility debts owed Airtel, MTN and IHS. Dare said although the level of debt is “embarrassingly high”, the [...]

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    NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval to Airtel, MTN and IHS to disconnect eight telecommunications operators over non-settlement of interconnect and facility charges.The commission gave the approval in a notice dated December 18, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act 2003.Interconnect debt arises when an operator fails to settle the cost of termination of service rendered to it [...]

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    NCC: Telecoms sector lost N1.06trn to call masking in two years

NCC: Telecoms sector lost N1.06trn to call masking in two years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the telecoms industry has lost N1.06 trillion to call masking, call refiling and SIM boxing in two years.Umar Danbatta, the commission's executive vice chairman, made this known on Thursday at the 85th edition of the Telecoms Consumer Parliament which held in Lagos.Danbatta, who was represented by Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, director, consumer affairs bureau at NCC, [...]

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    NCC intervenes in CBN, MTN dispute

NCC intervenes in CBN, MTN dispute

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it hopes that there will be an amicable resolution between the Central Bank of Nigeria and MTN.The financial regulator had ordered MTN to refund the $8.1 billion it repatriated from the country, saying the funds were allegedly taken out of the country using irregular certificates of capital importation.Speaking on Tuesday at the ongoing ITU [...]

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    Airtel, 9mobile oppose transfer of Visafone’s spectrum to MTN

Airtel, 9mobile oppose transfer of Visafone’s spectrum to MTN

Airtel and 9mobile, mobile network operators in the country, have opposed the transfer of an 800MHz from Visafone Communications to MTN Nigeria.Speaking in Abuja on Monday at a public inquiry organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), representatives of the operators said transferring the spectrum to MTN could result in a monopoly.Chidozie Arinze, 9mobile's head of regulatory affairs, said spectrum [...]

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    NCC withdraws 36.6m telephone lines from telcos

NCC withdraws 36.6m telephone lines from telcos

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has withdrawn 36.6 million telephone lines from telecommunications operators.According to a document made available on the NCC website, the directive took effect on March 20, 2018.A telephone numbering plan is a type of scheme used in telecommunication to assign telephone numbers to subscriber telephones or other telephony endpoints. Telephone numbers are the addresses of participants [...]

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    Malami to pay lawyers N500m over MTN fine

Malami to pay lawyers N500m over MTN fine

The federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the payment of N500 million legal fees to lawyers for the recovery of N330 billion fine from the Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN).MTN was fined by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2017 for breaching directives on SIM registration.Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, said this while briefing [...]

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    NCC sets July deadline for N165bn interconnect debt settlement

NCC sets July deadline for N165bn interconnect debt settlement

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says telecommunications companies have agreed to settle the N165 billion interconnect debt owed to each other.Danbatta made this known when Olusola Teniola, president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), visited the NCC headquarters in Abuja.Interconnect debt arises when an operator fails to settle the cost of termination [...]

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    ICYMI: NCC says mobile networks must not auto renew your data subscription

ICYMI: NCC says mobile networks must not auto renew your data subscription

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says all telecommunications service providers in the country must automatically renew data packages without the subscriber's consent.NCC said non-adherence to this would result in a N5 million fine.Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), made this known at the first edition of the NCC Consumer Conversations in Karu, Nasarawa.Helen Obi, director of Northern operations [...]

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    NCC to telcos: Give us time to resolve multiple taxation issues

NCC to telcos: Give us time to resolve multiple taxation issues

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appealed to telecommunication operators to allow it more time to resolve issue bordering on multiple taxation.In a statement made available to TheCable on Thursday, Efosa Idehen, NCC's director, compliance monitoring and regulation, empathised with telcos over the challenges they face.In an earlier statement, Gbenga Adebayo, president of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria [...]

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    ID card rule hurting SIM replacement rate, telecom operators lament

ID card rule hurting SIM replacement rate, telecom operators lament

Operators of telecommunications networks in the country say the means of identification rule imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is reducing the rate of successful sim replacement.Representatives of some telecommunication networks made this complaint at the 81st Telecom Consumer Parliament organised by the NCC in Lagos."If you go to our centres today, Globacom, 9mobile, Airtel and MTN, the number [...]

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