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Danbatta deepens telecoms reforms, introduces numbering plan for networks


The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), has approved the introduction of National Numbering Plan (NNP), a uniform numbering scheme for easy calls to subscribers and operators in the country. Details gathered from the agencies website weekend showed that NNP is structured to provide a uniform dialing procedure for local, national long distance, international calls and calls ...

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Minister hails NCC for generating N80bn for FG in 2016

Shittu with Zinox boss, Ekehi

The Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu has saluted the regulatory ingenuity of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for raking in a whooping sum of N80bn for the federal government last year. He disclosed that NCC did that through the imposition of penalties on telecom firms for infraction of regulatory provisions. According to the Minister, such infractions had been there ...

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FG tags telecoms facilities critical infrastructure soon as sector’s FDI hits $60bn in 17 years

Shittu, Comm Minister

Finishing touches are being given to the move by the Ministry of Communications to declare telecommunications facilities across the country as critical national infrastructure. This was revealed by the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, at the presentation of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja recently. The minister further revealed that the declaration has ...

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Subscribers’ seek sack of Minister over shifting of sanctions responsibility to Nigerians

Adebayo Shittu

Many angry Nigerians subscribers who have been experiencing impaired Quality of Service (QoS) have reacted to a statement issued by the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu urging Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Ministry of Communications and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in the fight against poor quality services, unsolicited sms and unauthorized deductions by telecom service operators ...

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Tracking now: NCC finally secures soft landing for debt-ridden Etisalat with CBN, banks

It was reprieve for Mobile Network Operator, Etisalat on Friday following a meeting convened by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to find a quick resolution to the loan default crisis facing the company. A statement signed by the Director Public Affairs at NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo revealed that Friday’s meeting succeeded in halting the attempt ...

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Relief underway for Etisalat as NCC rallies CBN, affected banks Friday for talks

Etisalat nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made apparent inroad over the possible amicable settlement of the multi-billion non-performing loans owed three banks by Etisalat Nigeria. This indication is coming after a meeting Thursday afternoon in Abuja between the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and his team, ...

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AMCON, banks, foreign investors’ line up for hostile acquisition of debt-ridden Etisalat

Etisalat nigeria

The state of non-performing loans and chronic debt profile of hitherto bustling telecoms giant, Etisalat has started to elicit takeover discussions amongst three set of groups including the traditional bad debts buyers, Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), banks and veiled foreign investors. The jostling is becoming hotter since the intervention of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), to broker a ...

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MTN’s delivery of 3,632 BTS in 2016 further douses exit speculations

There seems to be more gimmick than reality in the now collapsed exit speculations when some activities and network performance of the telecoms giant, MTN Nigeria are put on the table for a critical review. First, whereas many were thinking that MTN will exit the largest economy with the dream market in Africa, the network was quietly maintaining its stand ...

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Spectranet’ll dominate ISP space for long due to QoS, marketing strategies—Venn

Venn Spectranet boss

The managing director of leading Internet Services Provider (ISP), Spectranet Limited, Mr. David Venn has again disclosed that based on the supersonic speed of its 4G LTE driven services and tailored penetration models, the company will continue to be the leader in the ISPs space for long. In a telephone interview on Tuesday, he told Business Hilights that Spectranet has ...

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FG, networks silent on dropping number of internet users in Nigeria

NCC head office, Abuja

For more than one month after a chilling statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said Internet users on Nigeria’s telecommunications networks declined to 92,446,687 in November 2016 and further slipped in October 2016, government has not reacted to the development. Analysts say if the trend continue unchecked, it may further discourage networks from expanding and upgrading their data ...

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