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NATCOMS seeks N10,000 air time for failed stoppage of unsolicited sms, calls

NCC head office, Abuja

The National Association of Telecoms Subscribers of Nigeria (NATCOMs) has flagged off a mouth watering campaign for the payment of N10,000 worth of airtime to subscribers whose official request for end to unsolicited sms and calls to any network fails henceforth. This according to the body is coming on the heels of observed failure of networks to respect subscribers’ requests ...

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NCC warns banks’ as last fight for the soul of Etisalat rages, assures subscribers

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In a terse statement issued on Tuesday evening by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the agency said its attention has been drawn to a planned takeover of Etisalat by a consortium of banks. The statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo made it clear, however that “The Commission is aware of the indebtedness of Etisalat to ...

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Game over as 13 banks now part owners of Etisalat, new ownership structure underway

NCC Etisalat

After weeks of lifeless battle and semantics to maneuver 13 lion-eyed Nigerian banks, indication emerged Tuesday evening that the end game has been won and lost as struggling telecoms group, Etisalat Nigeria is now working out new ownership structure that will include the banks as part owners after all. This is coming after talks with the banks to restructure its ...

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NCC is not awarding any contract now, warns public against fraudsters

NCC head office, Abuja

The massive circulation of fake letters of award of various contracts purportedly written by the Secretary of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has attracted the attention of the Commission. In a terse statement issued by the agency, it warned Nigerians, saying “The commission wishes to categorically state that these letters were not issued by the commission. “When contracts are to ...

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Microsoft did damage to Nigeria’s FDIs’ drive by that relocation statement—Experts

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Industry analysts have taken a swipe on the management of Microsoft, not just for deciding to move its announced Nigeria bond $30bn twin data centre investment to South Africa, but for issuing a worldwide statement capable of misleading other deep pocket investors across the world on Nigeria’s investment climate. It would be recalled that each data centre according to the ...

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Tier II operators identify threats to meeting national broadband target

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Core investors in Nigeria’s Tier II telecoms segments have drawn attention of the federal government to the difficulties threatening their operations, saying if not resolved as soon as possible, the multiplier effect will include derailing of the broadband plan of the Federal Government. The Tier II operators made up of notable broadband companies in Nigeria therefore asked the Nigerian Communications ...

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Yudala Research Report lists 6 ways to protect your device while on public Wi-Fi

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Fresh report released by the Research and Development Unit of Yudala, Nigeria’s fastest growing composite e-commerce outfit, has revealed that whereas public Wi-Fi is rosy and attractive, there is every need to be highly cautious. Here in Nigeria, whereas data connection rates remains comparatively pricey in Nigeria, Wi-Fi hotspots are often a source of joy for most smartphone/device users in ...

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Glo deepening subscriber base in the nation’s data market segment with flexible offers

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The observed trend in the domination of Nigeria’s data market segment amongst GSM operators and others has started eliciting reactions from industry experts. Based on statistics released by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) covering the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, Globacom has posted the highest data penetration among other operators in the industry. The report showed that Globacom ...

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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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