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Nigeria’s Active Telecom Subscriptions Rise To 222Mn In 2022

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the weekend reported that Nigeria’s active subscriptions for telecommunications services in the four mobile networks of MTN, Airtel, Glo (Globacom), and 9Mobile increased to 222 million at the end of 2022, indicating a 14% growth above the 195 million subscriptions in December 2021. The telecom industry regulatory commission, in […]

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NCC, Lottery Commission Renew MoU To Curb Unethical Practices

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Lottery Regulatory Commission, (NLRC) to prevent unapproved lottery and gaming practices on telecommunications platforms through information and intelligence sharing. Speaking on the revised pact, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, explained that the MoU aligned with the […]

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Bank Customers’ Mobile Transfers Hit N19.4Trn In 2022

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) has reported that bank customers transferred a total of N19.4 trillion over mobile devices last year, representing a 142% surge year-on-year (Y-o-Y) when compared to the N8 trillion mobile transactions in the preceding year. The agency also disclosed that the volume of mobile inter-scheme transactions rose by 151% year-on-year […]

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Nigeria’s Active Mobile Subscriptions Hit 218.6Mn In Nov 2022

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that Nigeria’s active subscriptions for telecommunications services across the four major mobile networks increases to 218.6 million in November 2022. The latest industry data released by the industry regulator indicated that the increase was largely driven by MTN, which recorded the highest gain of 3.1 million subscriptions in […]

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Elon Musk’s Space X To Roll Out Internet Service Before Year End – Pantami

The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the nation’s broadband service and internet access will receive a major boost  as Elon Musk’s satellite company, Space X, will roll out Starlink internet service nationwide before the end of this year. To realize this goal, the Federal Government has entered into a partnership with Space X on […]

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NCC Charges Telecom Sector’s Stakeholders On Risk Prevention

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a regulatory initiative to sensitize the industry stakeholders about the need for proper and continuous risk identification with a view to managing such risks before they affect the health of the industry. To ensure the success of initiative, the Commission hosted a two-day maiden conference at its […]

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Airtel Emerges Sole Bidder For 3.5GHz Spectrum Band

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that Airtel Networks Limited emerged as the sole bidder for the 3.5GHz Spectrum band auction, having met all the pre-auction bid requirements by it. In a statement issued on the process, the commission disclosed that by the close of business on Monday, only two companies expressed interest in […]

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Telecom Policies Enhancing Citizens’ Access To Digital Resources – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that implementation of various telecommunications policies, strategies and regulatory frameworks has continued to enhance the nation’s capacity to deepen citizens’ access to digital resources, transform media and knowledge production and positively impacting Nigeria’s development. Danbatta made this remark in his […]

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NCC Urges Judiciary On Adoption Of Emerging Trends In ICT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged the nation’s Judiciary to be part of Information Communications Technology (ICT) trends in view of the impact and relevance to ways that justice is being delivered globally. The commission’s Board Chairman, Prof. Adeolu Akande, made the call during the 18th capacity-building workshop with the theme ‘The digital world […]

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NCC Cautions Public Against Use Of Counterfeit, Non-Type Approved Phones

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers on the patronage and use of devices that have not been typed-approved and other counterfeit devices, saying that the use of such devices negatively affect the quality of experience while leaving their users vulnerable to losses and other discomforts. The warning came following the Commission’s enforcement activities […]