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NCC delaying decisions on call-maskers to avoid hasty conclusions

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More than one week after the submission of responses by six interconnect clearing houses accused of masking international telephone calls by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), indications have emerged showing that the Commission is yet to come up with its verdict. Addressing the media in Lagos last week, the NCC’s Commissioner for Stakeholders Affairs, Mr. Sunday Dare revealed that after ...

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NCC raids Ikoyi over 9mobile’s service disruptions, impounds GSM Boosters

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The Enforcement Unit of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday stormed Ikoyi area of Lagos, shutting down organisations in four locations, whose installations have been observed as causing network interferences to service delivery on 9mobile network. During the raids, Page Microfinance Bank, GMT Energy Resources, Club 57 and a property on No 61, Ademola Street, Ikoyi were found as ...

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Zinox now InfraCo licencee for S’East, Brinks Group for N’East—NCC

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As part of fresh drive to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria, the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) Licencees. The two new Infraco licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for South East and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for North East. A statement signed by the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo ...

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Broadband: Can InfraCo licensees achieve much when states’ can’t ease conditions?

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The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), last week in Lagos revealed it has further given licences to additional two Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) to wire up more regions with metropolitan Fibre Optic Cables (FOC) to drive broadband penetration. Otherwise, added to MainOne Cable Company and IHS Group, who in the last two years, won the bids for Lagos and North ...

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NCC waiting for call-masking defaulters’ responses after showing them exhibits

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Contrary to some media reports that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is unnecessarily trying to stifle the business of interconnect clearing houses by accusing them of call-masking, the Commission has not only presented evidences of the anti-competition act to affected six companies, but is now waiting for their responses on why they should not be sanctioned. This was revealed on ...

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9mobile sale: Airtel, Helios petition FG over confidence issues

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Fresh controversy is about to envelope the nearly concluded sales process of embattled 9mobile, formally Etisalat Nigeria. Only yesterday, Wednesday, indication emerged that Bharti Airtel International, owners of Airtel Nigeria and UK private equity firm, Helios Investment Partners, have petitioned the federal government over the ongoing process to sell 9mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that Airtel had technically ...

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‘Delay in naming Teleology Holdings as preferred bidder for 9mobile dangerous’

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Following indications that Teleology Holdings remains the highest bidder for the ownership of 9mobile, formally Etisalat Nigeria, the observed delay in announcing it as the winner is causing apprehension in the industry. Industry experts had expected the announcement since the beginning of the week; hence the interim board of the company has adopted the recommendations of the sales consultant. Though ...

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NCC restates looming sanctions for call-masking offenders, sees drop in act

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has restated its resolve to impose maximum possible penalties on any of its licensees implicated in the practice of masking of international telephone calls. Meanwhile, customer experience data monitored by the Commission indicates that there has been a noticeable reduction in the volume of masked calls being received by subscribers. This is reflective of the ...

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NCC, PwC to unveil new rules on MVT rates in Lagos on Thursday

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All is set for the presentation of findings on the cost based study for the determination of Mobile Voice Termination (MVT) Rates in Nigeria by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday, February 1, 2018. In a statement, the regulator said stakeholders’ session will be part of the explanatory presentation billed for the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Lagos by PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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Minister far from factors that can deepen broadband penetration—BH Report

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Whereas the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu is saying that government is concluding plans to tap into Nigerians living in the Diaspora in a bid to surpass the 30 per cent broadband penetration set in the National Broadband Plan by the end of the year, industry stakeholders seem to be maintaining that the government has not done what it ...

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