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C’House operators’ link call masking to MNO’s reluctance to embrace them

ATCON TERF

The leadership of the Association of Interconnect Exchange Operators of Nigeria (AIEON) has raised the key issue causing the observed cases of international call masking in Nigeria. In an official position of the body on the recent move by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to sanction operators by way of revoking their licences, the Clearing House operators noted ...

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Broadband penetration: Only 38,000km out needed 120,000km covered—NCC

NCC Danbatta

The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has given additional details on why the pursuit of broadband penetration in Nigeria is still distant. Explaining issues during a recent courtesy call by officials of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (NIPCAC) led by Ms Edirin Akemu, he said out of the needed 120,000kms ...

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Finally, NCC agrees to review Data Price Floor to stem unhealthy competition

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Respite may be underway for Internet Services Providers (ISPs), if the telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) puts paid to its assurance at a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos on Wednesday. The Commission had agreed at the forum to develop a new and proper pricing structure for high speed Internet services in Nigeria, ahead of expected jump in broadband penetration. Before ...

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FG programming its 30% Broadband Penetration for 2018 to fail—Stakeholders

NCC Shittu

Leading telecommunications operators in Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos, made it clear before the management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), that body language of the government does not truly depict its readiness to realize 30 per cent broadband penetration target by the end of 2018. By what the government is projecting, telecoms concerns are expected to deploy broadband infrastructure ...

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NCC’s delay in announcing new policy on data roll-over worrisome—BH Analysis

Gbenga Adebayo

Telecoms industry stakeholders are beginning to see apparent cold feet on the side of the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in the real gazette of the policy of Data Roll-over, more than one month of giving the signal. Experts who bared their minds on the subject said there is no need in delaying the introduction of the policy because ...

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9mobile suddenly becoming ‘Rose flower’ for prospective investors?

9Mobile shop

Following last Friday’s High Court judgement nullifying the appointed board of 9mobile at a time stakeholders are waiting for the unveiling of the new owners and the follow up caveat emptor issued by Spectrum Wireless Communication on the sale of 9mobile, the embattled telecom can best be described now as Rose flower. A Rose flower is one of the most ...

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NCC, experts review cost-based pricing for broadband, data today in Lagos

NCC Danbatta

Today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will meet with industry stakeholders to review and determine the cost based pricing for Retail Broadband and Data Services in Nigeria. The forum, slated for Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Cappa, Oshodi, Lagos is part of the Commission’s engagement with industry players and stakeholders with a view to ...

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Reasons why broadband penetration’ll remain poor roar in Taraba, others

NCC Shittu

Indications suggesting failure in the efforts of the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in engaging states governments’ on issues bordering on special considerations for telecoms infrastructure as critical national assets have emerged in Taraba State. This stemmed from the current shut down of key base transceiver station (BTS) sites of Global System for Mobile (GSM) operators in parts ...

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Sell 9mobile to fresh investor, not an existing operator for healthy competition

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By Adeola Babatunde The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that of the five companies bidding to buy 9mobile, two of our GSM companies (Glo and Airtel) are involved. The Executive Commissioner of NCC, Chief Sunday Dare has also justified this by saying that it will lead to consolidation of the industry as it did in India. But I don’t ...

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Why unveiling of new owners of 9mobile may not be this year but 2018 Q1

9Mobile

Indications emerged Thursday evening in Abuja that last minute reality checks made in readiness for the naming of the bid winner of 9mobile ran into clearance hitches traced to political interference and pockets of opposition coming from some banks whose facilities were among the defaulted syndicated $1.2bn loan given to Etisalat, now, 9mobile. Before now, there had been strong assurance ...

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