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    NCC approves trial of 5G in Nigeria

NCC approves trial of 5G in Nigeria

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    NCC: 40m Nigerians don’t have access to telecoms services

NCC: 40m Nigerians don’t have access to telecoms services

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, says 40 million Nigerians are living without access to telecommunication services.Speaking at the emerging technologies research and ICT forum that held in Kano on Wednesday, Danbatta said the service gap is brought about by the inability of the service providers to spread their services to rural areas.Listing ways of addressing [...]

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    NCC to carry out second-phase audit of SIM registration

NCC to carry out second-phase audit of SIM registration

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon carry out the second phase of an audit of SIM registration data and registration processes.The commission said the aim of the audit is to monitor adherence to the technical and other specifications for the subscriber registration as prescribed by the NCC’s Telephone Subscribers Registration Regulations of 2011 and the Technical Standards [...]

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Danbatta: Nigeria has lost N12.5bn to telecom fraud

Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says the country has lost N12.5 billion to telecommunications related fraud.Danbatta said this on Tuesday while speaking at a stakeholders forum on Financial Fraud Using Telecoms Platforms in Abuja.The executive vice-chairman said it was important to check this type of fraud in view of the fact that the Central Bank [...]

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    Telcos testing 5G services at Eko Atlantic city, says Danbatta

Telcos testing 5G services at Eko Atlantic city, says Danbatta

Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), says telecommunications operators in the country will roll out 5G services by 2020.Danbatta said this on Thursday in Abuja on the sidelines of a workshop entitled 'Driving Innovation and Growth.' The workshop was organised by the Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) in collaboration with the NCC.Speaking with journalists, Danbatta said already [...]

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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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    Danbatta: $100m debt delaying 9mobile takeover

Danbatta: $100m debt delaying 9mobile takeover

Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says a $100 million debt is part of the things delaying the handing over of 9mobile to Teleology.Speaking on the sidelines of the ITU Telecom World 2018 conference holding in Durban, South Africa, Danbatta said the debt is outside the $1.2 billion owed to 13 banks.According to the [...]

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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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    NCC, NLRC sign MoU to regulate lotteries hosted by telcos

NCC, NLRC sign MoU to regulate lotteries hosted by telcos

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) to improve the operations of lottery services.The commissions are seeking to ensure that the telecommunications operators have the capacity to provide credible lottery services.Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of the NCC, explained that the hosting of lotteries by telecommunications operators may degrade their quality of service which is [...]

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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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    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 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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    CBN targets cashless policy with new NCC agreement

CBN targets cashless policy with new NCC agreement

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mobile money payment system.Speaking at the ceremony in Abuja, Umar Danbatta, NCC's executive vice chairman, said the signing of the MoU is a landmark in the digital transformation process that the commission is mandated to do by the act [...]

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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: 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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