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Lagos is Nigeria’s telecommunications hub—Danbatta, EVC of NCC

NCC Consumer

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has said that Lagos state is the telecommunications hub of Nigeria. In his address of welcome at the Lagos flag off of the 2017 Year of Nigerian Telecom Consumer, on Wednesday, he rolled out chilling figures from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showing that Lagos in ...

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NCC should first compel FG to ease forex for us before any new KPI for QoS—Operators

NCC Operators

Some operators in the nation’s telecoms sector have challenged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to first of all, prevail on the Federal Government to clearly remove telecoms equipment from the list of 41 restricted items before coming up with new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The president of Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engineer Olusola Teniola had during the ...

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NCC fast tracking two out of its strategic 8-Point Agenda—Danbatta

NCC Consumer

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta has revealed that the Commission has started fast tracking two leading points in the launched 8-Point Agenda which is designed to drive the agency until 2020. The 8-Point Agenda launched about a year ago included to Facilitate Broadband Penetration; Improve Quality of Service; Optimize Usage and Benefits ...

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Banks yet to consider Etisalat’s parent group’s proposal on debt restructuring

NCC Etisalat

It is not yet uhuru for Etisalat Nigeria as the new deal proposed by its core investors, the Etisalat Abu Dhabi, is yet to be considered by13 creditor banks. Business Hilights gathered that the parent company, Etisalat Abu Dhabi, had during its courtesy visit to the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta indicated readiness to ...

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Danbatta in Lagos, renews caution on ‘WannaCry’ Virus to operators, subscribers

NCC Interaction

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has renewed the official caution sent out to telecoms operators on the wake of the weekend’s merciless global Ransomware Virus attacks code-named “WannaCry”. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday during an interactive media meeting with select editors and publishers, he stressed that the caution has become necessary to give ...

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NCC remains the most consumer-centric agency in Nigeria— Abdullahi Maikano

NCC Maikano

There is no gainsaying the fact that since the emergence of GSM revolution in early 2000, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been on the toes of operators for the satisfaction of the Nigerian consumers. In this expansive media chat on television monitored in Lagos, by Business Hilights, the Director, Consumer Affairs at NCC, Abdullahi Maikano gives insights on the ...

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Operators showing no commitment to improve service quality risk sanctions—Ojobo

NCC Ojobo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given an indication that it is working on a template to rank telecoms services providers on the basis of their service quality, saying firms that are observed to be chronic poor services providers will be sanctioned accordingly. Confirming the new policy to keep telecoms on their toes, the Commission’s Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Tony ...

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More confusion for Etisalat Nigeria as deadlock trail loan repayment talks with banks


Indication has emerged showing that the loan-ridden telecoms, Etisalat Nigeria is not yet out of the woods as moves to renegotiate the $1.2 billion defaulted loan with Nigerian banks has hit the rock following the missing of the last payment timetable. Signal to the latest default may have been given by the Managing Director of GTBank, Mr. Segun Agbaje who ...

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Inability to recharge phones forces networks to lose 1.7m subscribers in March

NCC workshop

Industry analysts have traced the dropping trend in the number of telecoms subscribers to deep holes drilled by recession in the pockets of many Nigerian GSM subscribers in the last seven months of the regime. Latest data released by the telecommunications industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) showed that telecommunication operators lost 1,653,286 subscribers in March. The report said the ...

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Industry experts await policy rejig to fast track targets from reconstituted NBP Comte.

Adebayo Shittu

Following the reconstitution of the National Broadband Committee in Abuja last week, by the Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu last week, industry experts have started setting agenda for the body as part of efforts to keep tab with target delivery timelines. Currently Nigeria has a roadmap tagged the National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2013-2018. Business Hilights gathered that the members ...

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