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Airtel Boosts Internet Connectivity With Home Broadband Package

Nigeria’s leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the roll out of its pan-Nigeria Home Broadband value offering  as part of its strategic initiatives aimed deepening its broadband connectivity in homes and offices nationwide. The telecommunications operator stated that the launch of theHome Broadband offerings leverage on its expansive and modernized 4G network, which […]

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Over 8.44Mn Subscribers Get Illegal VAS From Telcos – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that over eight million telecommunication services subscribers were illegally connected by telecom operators for value added services (VAS) without their consent or knowledge. The industry regulator discovered the illegal act of the operators after  conducting in last December an audit exercise on forceful mass activations of telecoms subscribers […]

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Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Hit 114.75Mn

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reported that Internet users in Nigeria increased to 114,752,357 million in February 2019. The latest data showed that overall internet users increased by 850,153 in February from the 113,875,204 users recorded in January. The commission gave these figures in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February posted on its website. […]

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Cybercrime: NCC Plans New Internet Industry Code Of Practice

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unveiled plans to introduce an Internet Industry Code of Practice in furtherance of its sustained efforts to combat the menace and make Nigeria’s internet space safer for users. The commission projected that the implementation of the policy would curb the increasing spate of cybercrimes and would also protect the […]

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NCC Introduces New Guidelines For SIM Card Replacement

Nigeria’s telecommunications industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the weekend said that it had modified the process of replacing SIM cards. The Director of Zonal Operations of the commission, Mrs. Amina Shehu, who gave this hint at a Consumer Conversation Programme in Lafia, Nasarawa State, explained that the step was necessitated by the […]

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Zuckerberg Seeks New Regulations For Internet Governance

The chief executive officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has canvassed the need for new global regulations governing the internet. Specifically, he recommended tough rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability, among other regulatory imperatives. In a statement that was published as an op-ed in some newspapers, the Facebook chief said the […]

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Alleged Tax Default: AGF Asks Court To Strike Out MTN’s Suit

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Tuesday prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to strike out a suit filed by leading telecom operator, MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd, challenging the N242 billion and $1.2 billion import duties and withholding tax (WHT) assessments slammed on it for payment. Represented by a […]

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Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Hit 113.8Mn, Airtel, MTN Gain

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reported on Friday that Internet users in the country increased marginally to over 113.8 million in January 2018, from the 111.63 million subscribers in the preceding month. The commission, in its ‘Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for January 2019’ hoisted on its website, reported that overall internet users increased to 113,875,204 […]

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Osinbajo Launches Free WiFi Services In Wuse Market 2

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday launched the free wifi zones in Wuse 2 market of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT – Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, quoted the Vice President as describing the occasion as “a very exciting day […]