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DPF: Is NCC really practicing the governance code it handed to operators?

NCC head office, Abuja

In the first instance, Data price Floor (DPF) is the official minimum price set by a telecom regulator to drive healthy competition and protect either new entrants or smaller operators so as to limit chances of monopoly and poor quality of service. Earlier this week, the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in Lagos addressed industry stakeholders on the ...

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How Etisalat experience forced NCC to begin telecoms stress test

The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has technically begun stress test to weigh and ascertain the liquidity status of mega telecoms to avoid the repeat of the 9Mobile experience, formally Etisalat Nigeria. Though the board chairman of the Commission, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, had during the initial stage of Etisalat crisis hinted on the test, the Executive Commissioner in charge ...

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Registration for USPF Changemaker Challenge ends today


For Nigerians interested in this year’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) Innovation Changemaker Challenge, which opened on the 4th of July, 2017, the last chance for registration is today, Monday, the 14th August, 2Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)017. Otherwise, telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in charge of the USPF is calling on the Nigerian youths to register via ...

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Not reviewing DPF may dampen investors’ confidence @ ITU —BH Report


A survey by Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) relating to the massive build up by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), ahead of leading Nigerian delegation with the Minister to the fast approaching International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017, in Korea has made some salient revelations. Top in the findings include that “If Nigeria attends to raise international awareness ...

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Why Porting speed is fading away, drops to 32,873 in June


Whereas the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), weekend revealed that the initial speed with which subscribers embraced Mobile Number Portability (MNP) amongst telecommunications operators has reduced, hitting all time low of 32,873  in June to 39,535 in May, showing a decrease of 6,662, analysts have identified the reason. Investigations showed that subscribers prefer suspending loyalty to a network and walking down ...

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Why 13 creditor banks suddenly seized fire on 9mobile, formally Etisalat

9Mobile shop

Two weeks of undercover investigations by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) on why the rush and aggression deployed by the consortium of 13 banks fighting for their trapped $1.2bn at Etisalat Nigeria, now 9Mobile suddenly eased has paid off. Result; They have noticed that efforts of the combined team of telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central ...

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As NCC decries non-renewal of licences, Venn sees DPF killing remaining ISPs

NCC head office, Abuja

Rising from a one day Stakeholders’ Forum on Internet Services Providers (ISPs) to look at how best to grow the segment in Nigeria, the regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has on the rate of collapse of companies in the sector over the years, saying only 10 per cent of the 103 licensed ISPs in the country has approached it for ...

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NCC to sanction operators masking foreign calls with local numbers henceforth


Following the expiration of grace period for telecoms operators to reconfigure their systems so as to end masking international calls as local on Friday, July 28, all is now set for harvest of sanction should any one falls prey. Before now several telecoms operators play a fast game on each other by way of masking incoming calls to a Nigerian ...

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Why MTN’ll continue to dominate internet services as users hit 91.6m in June

MTN shop

Broadband penetration seems to have weakened in June as latest data on internet users released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) showed a paltry increase of 33,747, moving from91,565,010 users recorded in May to 91,598,757 in June. Above all, the report showed that MTN Nigeria has continued to dominate the internet space in Nigeria with marginal trail by Airtel. Pointer ...

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9mobile joins ISPs, steps up calls for review of data floor, spectrum management


Even though 9Mobile is facing issues bordering default on syndicated $1.2bn loan with 13 banks in Nigeria, that did not deter it from appealing to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to review the industry’s spectrum assignment, data floor price and interconnect rates. Before now, leading Internet Services providers (ISPs) including the managing director of Spectranet Limited, Mr. David Venn had ...

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