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OTT displacing international voice calls in Ghana as domestic calls, SMS gallop

Akufo Addo

Fresh statistics released by the National Communications Authority (NCA) on mobile calls between Ghana and the rest of the world show serious drop on both international incoming and outgoing mobile to mobile voice calls. Besides, outbound international traffic for the same period also decreased marginally by 0.4 per cent from 178.95 million to 178.23 million minutes. The year-on-year international voice ...

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Bring down voice price cap officially from N50 to N20, NATCOMS tells NCC

NATCOMS BOSS

President of the National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to look at bringing down the price cap of N50 per minute to N20 per minute, since the cap had been on since 2001. In an interview weekend, he said data tariff, voice tariff and other communication services should be ...

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NCC declares ‘state of emergency’ on QoS, asks CBN to ease forex access for telecoms

NCC Danbatta

Lead regulator of telecoms activities, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared State of Emergency on Quality of Service (QoS) provided by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other service providers. This is coming against the background of rising frustrations suffered by subscribers in accessing services in the last one month and beyond. As part of measures to cushion the situation ...

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Job loss looms in telecoms sector as Ovum report tells networks cut off VAS firms

Ovum

Operators of Value Added Services (VAS), a group of third party service providers who rely on networks of GSM providers to drive their business may be in for trouble that may lead to job loss if the advice stemming from latest Ovum report to networks is anything to go by. VAS providers give volume digital services using networks of GSM ...

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NCC, telecoms firms join resources to rebuild destroyed facilities in N/East

boko haram

Nigerians in insurgency ravaged North Eastern part of the country may soon be reconnected with the other parts of Nigerian and the world as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has started working with major telecoms companies for the rebuilding of communications infrastructure destroyed in the wake of Boko Haram insurgency. Before now the Chairman of Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies ...

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NCC boss links seamless growth in sector to regulatory ingenuity @ MWC, Spain

NCC at ITU

Participants at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain have been made to understand that the observable success in Nigerian’s telecoms sector and its contributions to GDP are not unconnected to the high level regulatory ingenuity of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Co-Leader of the Nigerian delegation, and Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, made ...

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Finally, MTN posts first ever loss in decades

MTN boss

Leading continental telecoms giant, South Africa’s MTN, Thursday decried that it made a $200 million loss in 2016; the company’s first ever in a number of rising financial years. However, the company traced the misfortune to the huge fine in Nigeria and currency challenges in key markets. Analysts say the not so good result would have further provided grounds for ...

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Revealed: Listing on Nigeria’s exchange part of MTN’s fine reduction deal with FG

Leading global news agency Bloomberg has disclosed that MTN is inching closer to hitting the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) based on the fact that it formed part of the deal to reduce the $5.2bn fine for breaches in deactivating over five million unregistered SIM cards several months ago. The revealed term tends to look like the condition placed by Ghana ...

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NCC declares 2017 Consumers Year, begins awareness March 15

NCC Danbatta

In keeping with its resolve to better the lots of telecoms consumers, lead regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), will from the mid of this month flag off a new wave of campaign designed to celebrate telecoms consumers across the federation. The move is coming one month after it declared 2017 the Year of the Consumer. A statement signed by ...

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NMEC seals fresh deal to rely on NCC’s intervention to deepen mass literacy

NCC Danbatta

As part of innovative drive to halt rising mass illiteracy in the country, the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non formal Education (NMEC) has canvassed the intervention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to spread mass literacy and non-formal adult education in the country. Executive Secretary of NMEC, Prof Abba Abubakar Haladu dropped this hint during a courtesy ...

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