Thursday, March 19, 2020

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    NCC: We’ll undertake cost research to protect Nigerians from telcos’ pricing

NCC: We’ll undertake cost research to protect Nigerians from telcos’ pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it plans to carry out cost research towards protecting consumers from possible unfair pricing by telecommunications companies. Josephine Amuwa, NCC's director on policy, competition, and economic analysis (PCEA), spoke on Thursday during a two-day annual departmental retreat in Abuja. She said the determination of mobile termination rates, USSD pricing, and mobile number portability transaction fee are some [...]

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    NCC: Telcos have the right to reassign inactive SIMs

NCC: Telcos have the right to reassign inactive SIMs

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says telecommunications companies have the right to reassign SIM cards once they're inactive for a maximum of 180 days. TheCable had earlier reported that Anthony Okolie, a Delta-based trader, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for using a SIM previously owned by Hanan Buhari, the president's daughter. The businessman had thereafter sued Hannan and the [...]

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    Reps probe ‘tax evasion’ by telcos

Reps probe ‘tax evasion’ by telcos

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the reported failure of telecommunications service providers to pay tax accruable to the National Information Technology Development fund. The lower legislative chamber made the resolution at Friday’s plenary session following a motion introduced by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta from Abia state. He said the National Information Development Agency (NITDA) Act established the fund into which specified [...]

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    Telcos warn of disruption over stoppage of fuel supplies to border towns

Telcos warn of disruption over stoppage of fuel supplies to border towns

Telecom operators say some parts of the country will experience network disruptions as a result of the directive to stop diesel supply to base stations close to the border. The federal government had, through the Nigeria Customs Service, directed that petroleum products should not be supplied to fuel stations within 20km of the borders, in order to check smuggling. But PUNCH has [...]

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    Telcos warn of service disruption in 11 states, blame Kogi govt

Telcos warn of service disruption in 11 states, blame Kogi govt

Ten states and parts of federal capital territory (FCT) may soon experience telecommunications services blackout following tax disputes between the Kogi government and mobile network operators. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators (ALTON), made this known during a press briefing in Lagos on Monday. He said the Kogi state government shut down 150 base transceiver stations belonging to mobile telecoms [...]

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    We are burdened by taxes, telcos lament

We are burdened by taxes, telcos lament

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators in Nigeria (ALTON) says its members are burdened by taxes. The association said multiple taxes have been impacting negatively on their operations adding that the 2015 Amended Taxes and Levies Order has led to the imposition of arbitrary levies and charges on telecom firms by state governments. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Gbenga Adebayo, ALTON chairman, said [...]

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    Telcos get one week ultimatum to end call masking

Telcos get one week ultimatum to end call masking

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has advised telecommunications companies in the country to desist from getting involved with call masking and call refilling on their networks. According to ThisDay, the telecoms industry regulator gave the companies a week ultimatum, which lapses on Friday, July 28, to ensure that no call masking and refilling activity take place on their networks. Call masking is [...]

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