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USSD Debt: Stakeholders Set Six-Point Settlement Agenda, New Pricing Regime

Key Federal Government agencies and top players in the nation’s telecommunications sector on Monday ended their meeting with a six-point measure to forestall future indebtedness and disruption of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services channel to bank customers nationwide. USSD is a critical channel for delivering financial services, particularly for the underserved and/or financially excluded. […]

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FG Approves SIM Swap Centres In 774 Local Governments

The Federal Government has approved the opening of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) swap centres in all the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) nationwide. A joint statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs at Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, and the Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Kayode Adegoke, indicated the approval was taken during the fourth […]

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NCC Assigns New 357.53Mn Lines To Telecom Operators

The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced the assignment of new 357.53 million telephone numbers to telecommunications operators for subscription by users nationwide. The commission, which made the disclosure in its Q3 2020 National Numbering Plan (NNP) released on Tuesday, indicated that the new telephones numbers and belonged to about 32 licensed telecom operators and were […]

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Again, Communications Minister Tasks NCC On High Data Cost

The Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, on Tuesday asked the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecom industry regulator, to consider the possibility of reducing data cost for millions of Nigerian telecom subscribers amid growing complaints by them on extortion by service providers. The minister gave the charge when the management of the commission, […]

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2020 Appropriation Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate

The 2020 Appropriation Bill on Tuesday scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. Consequently, upper chamber adjourned its plenary until 29th November to enable government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) defend their budget proposals before the Committees of the Senate. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in his concluding remarks during the debate on […]

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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 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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NCC Reports 12Mn Call, SMS Complaints By Telecom Subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that about 12 million telecommunications subscribers have asked service providers not to disturb them with unsolicited text messages and calls. The commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this disclosure when he met with Kano actors and film makers (popularly known as Kannywood) in Kano. While urging […]

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Active Mobile Telephone Lines Up 162.03Mn In September – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday disclosed that active mobile telephone lines in the country increased to 162,032,053 in September, representing 1,172,433 lines above the 160,859,620 recorded in August. The commission gave the latest figures in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data posted on its website. According to the statistical data published by the regulatory the […]